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Colossus Challenged: The Struggle for Caribbean Influence
Colossus Challenged: The Struggle for Caribbean Influence
Edited by H. Michael Erisman and John D. Martz
Westview Press, 1982, 260 pp.

A description of the roles of the United States, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and Mexico in the Basin area, plus full treatment of Central American perspectives and U.S.-microstate relationships. Recent dynamics have been and are "dominated by a struggle for influence involving primarily the U.S., Cuba, and Mexico, with Venezuela having the potential to become a serious contender." Perceptively, in the event, the authors note that Mexican influence will depend strongly on its national economic performance.