The United States and Latin America: Return of the Monroe Doctrine

Lecture Description

For nearly two centuries, the Monroe Doctrine was a pillar of U.S. foreign policy, excluding foreign powers from intervention in the Western Hemisphere and claiming a special leadership role for the United States in the Americas. As part of an effort to improve relations with Latin American countries, the Obama administration announced that the era of the Monroe Doctrine was over. This lecture explores what made the Monroe Doctrine so controversial over the years, and its place in the future of U.S.-Latin American relations.


International Relations Latino Latina

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