12 Latin America

12 Latin America - Latin America From Chapultepec to Castro...

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Latin America: From Chapultepec to Castro 1. Hemispheric Solidarity During WWII a. No transfer resolution – no country in Latin American has the power to transfer sovereignty b. Hemispheric security zone – war cannot be extended to western hemisphere c. Suppression of axis subversion d. Provision of strategic raw materials- war economic: provide US w/ arms e. The anomaly of Argentina (Peron ’43-’55) i. ii. Refused to cooperate w/ US war effort iii. Delayed declaring war on the Axis until March 1945 iv. After the war allowed alleged Nazi war criminals to reside there 2. The Formation of the Inter-American Security System, 1945-48 a. The Chapultepec Conference 1945 i. Toward the end of WWII, the Mexican gov. invited the independent republics of the Western Hemisphere to the Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace. The delegates of 20 states approved the Act of Chapultepec, which called for joint action in repelling aggression against an American state, include that by the attack of one American
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HI 350 taught by Professor Keylor during the Spring '07 term at BU.

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