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Latin America and the U.S. National Interest: A Basis For U.S. Foreign Policy
Latin America and the U.S. National Interest: A Basis For U.S. Foreign Policy
By Margaret Daly Hayes
Westview Press, 1984, 295 pp
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The author sees the area as the most elementary of U.S. interests, and its contributions to American security as basically political and only secondarily economic. Friendly and stable nations in the region and the absence of hostile power or influence are the goal. There are chapters on Latin America and U.S. national interest, on the region's international economic role, the Caribbean Basin, Mexican oil (by another author), Brazil, and U.S. security interests.