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From Gunboats to Diplomacy: New U.S. Policies for Latin America
From Gunboats to Diplomacy: New U.S. Policies for Latin America
Edited by Richard Newfarmer
Johns Hopkins, 1984, 254 pp.

A wide-ranging policy assessment with respect to Central America, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The introduction suggests that U.S.-Soviet understandings in 1962, 1970 and 1979 concerning Cuba could serve as precedents for other region-wide agreements. But in the end the preponderant economic strength of the U.S. is seen as the best guarantee of its security interests.