Canadian mining companies and the making of modern Colombia

Although there will surely be a change of tone and civility with the incoming Joe Biden administration, one thing is certain: there will be absolutely no change to the United States’ foreign policy relationship with Latin America, sometimes referred to as the Monroe Doctrine.

Imperialism in Latin America is a bipartisan feature of the US state. Intervention increased during the Cold War under the justification of anti-communism, but since then, America’s reasons for involvement have been continually adapted, from the war on drugs to the war on terror, and now to the war on Chinese business (see the great powers’ recent clash over investment in El Salvador).

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