Why Not a New Monroe Doctrine?

Catto Jr., Henry E.
May 1980
National Review;5/16/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p600
The article discusses the relations of the U.S. with Latin America in 1980. The author asserts that the U.S. never wanted nor sought totalitarian dominion; but it did use precisely the same sorts of tactics in order to achieve the security of the Western Hemisphere. The U.S. will not also permit the establishment of governments inimical to its interests in Latin America. The author suggests that the U.S. government should not try to prescribe what form of government is acceptable, only what forms are not.


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