2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

U.S. Sponsored Violence in Latin America
Adam B. Speak
Dr. Bonnie Mitchell, Faculty Mentor

The United States has a long history of meddling in the affairs of its Spanish speaking neighbor states in South and Central America. Perhaps one of the best examples of this in recent history is its involvement the 1954 Guatemalan coup dtat, or the Central Intelligence Agencys Operation PBSUCCESS, that marred the next half century of the countrys history with violent sociopolitical instability and conflict. But the legacy of this violence has far reaching implications beyond the negative effects felt by any single nation on the receiving end of this political injustice. The legacy of these injustices is the inheritance of a world in which a single nation, the lone superpower of the world stage, can use its military and economic might to manipulate the rest of the globe without being held accountable by its own citizens, the international community, or the citizens of the countries it manipulates.

Keywords: United States, violence, Latin America, Guatemala, CIA, United Fruit

Topic(s):Sociology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 401-3
Location: MG 2001
Time: 3:00

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