the usa & latin america: general links to the early history of us involvement in latin america    

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Browse down the page or just click one of these sections.... 
   
 
  1. US - Latin American Relations
Diplomacy pre 1914 | Intervention & Investment, 1880s-1945
  2. Panama Canal
 
3. Venezuela
 
4. Cuba: Spanish American War
      Cuba: The US Protectorate
     
Cuba & the US 1902-59 (sep. page)
      US & Castro's Cuba (sep. page)
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Mexico:
      19th c. US-Mexican wars
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      US Mexican post 1900 relations
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6. Latin American Campaigns, 1906-33
 
7. USA & the Military Regimes after 1945
 
 
  
Other core casahistoria Latin America pages:
 
       20th century Latin America
      20th century Military Regimes
      19th century Latin America
      Catholic Mission & Settlement
  
  Related casahistoria sites
 
Argentina · Bolivia · Brazil · Chile · Cuba · Mexico · Paraguay · Peru · Uruguay ·

 

 

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1. US - Latin American Relations
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Diplomacy Pre 1914:
Intervention pre 1880:

Mexican Wars: Go to casahistoria page 
Perry & Japan: Go the casahistoria US & Japan imperialism page 


Intervention and Investment, 1880s-1945

 

Jungle Capitalists - a casahistoria **** recommended book. Click for our review


 


 




2. Panama Canal

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3. US & Venezuela

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4. Cuba: Spanish American War

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Background
  • American Interests in the Cuban Revolution This is a speech from President Cleveland in 1896, two years before the Spanish-American War, on the American interests in Cuba, and the goings on there at the time, supporting the insurrection of the Cubans against Spain.
  • Reasons for US involvement from the The Second War for Cuban Independence by Jerry A. Sierra, Straightforward with links to other aspects of the war  §
  • Spanish - American War causes, events, results.  A casahistoria netguide in lecture note format. PDF file  and requires adobe reader. For more casahistoria netguide revision go to IB/Alevel/K12 revision in the young casahistoria section.

 

Events

 

Aspects of the war

   Military

 


Press & Propaganda
Documents  

 

 

   







4. Cuba: The US Protectorate 1898-1902

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For links to later US influence on Cuba go to the casahistoria Cuba & the US 1902-59 and Castro & Cuba sites.

 




   




 

5. US & Mexico 
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Go to the following casahistoria Mexico pages age for links to US-Mexican relations:
19th century Mexican wars with the USA
Mexico after 1900






   





 

6. Latin American Campaigns 1906-1933

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7.USA & the Military Regimes of Latin America after 1945

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  Military Regimes: casahistoria site for links to US - latin American military regime relations in the 1970's. Page also has extensive links to the key south American military regimes & their US links of the period.  

The sites below offer a general introduction to US involvement during this period.
  • The Military in Latin America Proceso 684, Editorial,  November 1995. Article looks at the linkage between the emergence of militarism in latin America after 1945, US support and its fear of communism in latin America
  • The Nazi Parallel: The National Security State and the Churches excerpted from the book The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman published 1979. Draws comparisons with nazi ideologies such as the Volk and national unity and the military regimes of the time.
  • The Military and the State in Latin America Detailed examination of the relationship - and its connections with the USA. Alain Rouquie, University of California, 1987
  • School of Assassins looks at Central American generals, but indicates the extent of US involvement in the military regimes....§

 

 

  Operation Condor Go to the casahistoria Military Regimes site for links to the covert US - latin American military regime project in the 1970's.  
  Allende, Pinochet & the USA go to this casahistoria section from the Allende & Pinochet site 
 

 

 

 

Don’t forget!! See the individual casahistoria sites on the histories of:

Argentina · Bolivia · Brazil · Chile · Cuba · Mexico ·
Paraguay · Peru · Uruguay · Malvinas/Falklands

 

 

and these core casahistoria latin American sites:

19th century Latin America
20th century Latin America
20th century Military Regimes
The US & Latin America
Catholic Mission & Settlement

 





   




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