POL305Y1 Lecture Notes - Disinformation, Manuel Zelaya, Think Tank

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Guatemala: united fruit; the cia; 1954 coup. Midterm test = dec 13th 7-9pm, west hall 15 king"s college circle. Notion that white settlements of the continent was the fulfillment of a. Eg us-mexico war (1846-1848) annexed half of mexico"s territory: strategic security. To prevent against other powers setting up base in it"s backyard . Monroe claimed that any efforts by european nations to colonize or interfere with states in latin america would be viewed as acts of aggression requiring us intervention. Roosevelt corollary to the monroe doctrine (1904) The us had the right to intervene in latin american internal affairs when its own interests were threatened by an external enemy, or by political instability. Explicit during the cold war (anti-communism and perceived soviet domino effect) Late 1940s; us pressed la countries to severe relations with ussr and ban communist parties. 1980s; promoted counter-revolutionary guerilla movements to physically fight the threats to the status-quo: advancement of economic interests.

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