Eisenhower and Latin America

Stephen Rabe's timely book examines President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Latin American policy and assesses the president's actions in light of recent "Eisenhower revisionism.

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Author: Stephen G. Rabe

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469619545

Category: History

Page: 248

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Stephen Rabe's timely book examines President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Latin American policy and assesses the president's actions in light of recent "Eisenhower revisionism." During his first term, Eisenhower paid little attention to Latin America but his objective there was clear: to prevent communism from gaining a foothold. The Eisenhower administration was prepared to cooperate with authoritarian military regimes, but not to fund developmental aid or vigorously promote political democracy. Two events in the second administration convinced Eisenhower that he had underestimated the extent of popular unrest--and thus the potential for Communist inroads: the stoning of Vice-President Richard M. Nixon in Caracas and the radicalization of the Cuban Revolution. He then began to support trade agreements, soft loans, and more strident measures that led to CIA involvement in the Bay of Pigs invasion and plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and Rafael Trujillo. In portraying Eisenhower as a virulent anti-Communist and cold warrior, Rabe challenges the Eisenhower revisionists who view the president as a model of diplomatic restraint.

The US and Latin America

The US and Latin America provides a new lens through which to assess US policy towards Latin America at an important time in inter-American relations.

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Author: Bevan Sewell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857727251

Category: History

Page: 256

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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 American domestic politics with the Bay of Pigs operation. How far was each of the approaches pursued by the two administrations responsible for increasing tensions and encouraging radicalism on the continent? In answering this question Bevan Sewell shows how Eisenhower's strategic stance on the Cold War became increasingly detrimental to Latin America over time, and shows how similar policies were continued by the Kennedy administration. The US and Latin America provides a new lens through which to assess US policy towards Latin America at an important time in inter-American relations.

The Wine is Bitter

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Author: Milton Stover Eisenhower

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y : Doubleday

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173025465360

Category: Latin America

Page: 342

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Dissertation

Latin America provided strategic raw materials to the Allies during World War II at bargain prices in return for promised financial aid from the U.S. following the war.

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Author: Thomas Zoumaras

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:254942327

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Page: 698

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Latin America Confronts the United States

Mann argued that Dillon should lower expectations.109 The inter-American bank also had the strong support of Milton Eisenhower, based on his consultations with Latin Americans during a July 1958 trip to Central America.110 Milton ...

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ISBN: 9781107121249

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