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Jose L Ortiz Jr The History of U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America December 8, 2008 Monroe Doctrine President Theodore Roosevelt's approach to Latin America has been well documented and came to be known in Latin America and the Caribbean as the “Big Stick”, which is the Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 first came to assert the policy by asking Europeans not to increase their dominance, or rather influence in any part of the Western Hemisphere, but by the 20 th century the United States took on a different role, the role of regional policeman. The Roosevelt Corollary of December 1904 stated that the United States would intervene as a last resort to ensure that other nations in the Western Hemisphere fulfilled their obligations to international creditors, and did not violate the rights of the United States or invite "foreign aggression to the detriment of the entire body of American nations." 1 By such meaning it will use military force to stop any intruder of obstructing or influencing the Western Hemisphere. Over the long term the corollary had little to do with relations between the Western Hemisphere and Europe, but it did serve as justification for U.S. intervention in Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course CS 431,430,48 taught by Professor Scher,statica during the Spring '09 term at NJIT.

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