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The US and Latin America: Eisenhower, Kennedy and Economic Diplomacy in the Cold War

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The US in the 1950s and 1960s wanted to prevent a new communist regime in the Western hemisphere at any cost. Under President Eisenhower the US pursued a policy of support for dictators, the economic shoring up of regimes that impoverished their own people and sanctioned direct interventions such as the overthrow of the Guatemalan government in 1954. When John F. Kennedy came to power, he promised a reset of relations and set about pouring aid into Latin America. Yet in 1961 Kennedy also attempted to intervene in Central ...

The US and Latin America: Eisenhower, Kennedy and Economic Diplomacy in the Cold War 2015, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781784531812

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