U.S. and Latin America a shared destiny by James Addison Baker

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Other titlesUS and Latin America.
StatementSecretary Baker.
SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 1167.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
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Pagination3 p. ;
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Featuring numerous updates and revisions, U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition offers in-depth theoretical and historical analyses to explore the complex dynamic between the United States and the countries that comprise Latin America.

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policy toward Latin America. Schoultz has been President of the Latin American Studies Association and has held research fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Fulbright-Hays Program, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Cited by: A more friendly atmosphere emerged inwhen U.S.

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