My group and I decided to do US intervention in Latin America. Before we started to do legit research, I just wanted to know how we could relate this to society today and why it is important to be educated about such topics. The point of the paper and presentation is to get across the point of telling about the many times the US has intervened with other places, as well as go into detail about certain documents and how they affected us and Latin America. Throughout the paper, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Guatemala will also be mentioned. Besides, I think it is important to discuss due to peoples misunderstandings of how much the United States has taken part in destroying Latin American economy due to our own economic interest. There were six documents …show more content…
The economy is one of the poorest as well as the least developed. There are many past reasons why that is such as natural disasters, lack of jobs, or political instability. For instance, throughout 1980’s, the United states CIA wanted to shut down the Nicaragua government. This is a great example of direct force operations due to the fact that we sabotaged Sandinista holdings. Throughout the history of Nicaragua, on top of their problems, they have feuded with the united states and perhaps United States intervention in Nicaragua in the past, plays a role in there bad economy today. When thinking about intervention in Guatemala, this dates back to 1954. Basically, the United States helped overthrow Jacobo Arbenz, who was Guatemala’s elected leader. In Richard Immerman’s book, The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, it states that the United States helped ruin Guatemala’s government. Cuba was by far one of my favorite things to research. The Cuban missile crisis I had no idea about, as well as I found very interesting. Basically it was a huge scare that Cuba was going to use nuclear warfare tactics so the US was prepared to fight back. This kind of goes back to my point of a love hate relationship between the Unites states and Latin places. Because as of now, the U.S. is helping Guatemala with corruption, drugs, alien smuggling, and other crimes.

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