Also known as: Encylopedia of U S-Latin American Relations

Includes more than 800 entries detailing the political, economic, and military interconnections between the United States and the countries of Latin America, including Mexico and the nations in Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Entries cover: each country and its relationship with the United States; key politicians, diplomats, and revolutionaries in each country; wars, conflicts, and other events; policies and treaties; and organizations central to the political and diplomatic history of the western hemisphere. Key topics covered include: coups and terrorist organizations; U.S. military interventions in the Caribbean; Mexican-American War; The Cold War, communism, and dictators; the war on drugs in Latin America; Panama Canal; embargo on Cuba; Pan-Americanism and Inter-American conferences; the role of commodities like coffee, bananas, copper, and oil; "Big Stick" and Good Neighbor policies; impact of religion in U.S.-Latin American relations; and the neoliberal economic development model.