Minding the Backyard: Washington’s Latin America Policy After the Cold War

Now, ten years after the end of the Cold War, when so many pundits still champion the "end of history" and the "sole superpower" status of the United States, it is a good time to examine in depth how Latin America fits into this novel yet familiar new world order, and how Washington looks at Latin America. And in Latin America, U.S. interventionism is alive and well; it has simply taken on new forms and new ideological justifications. Unraveling these forms and laying bare these new justifications is the purpose of this NACLA Report, the first of a three-part series to critically examine U.S.-Latin American relations in the post-Cold War era.