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dc.contributor.advisorTaylor-Robinson, Michelleen_US
dc.creatorDavis, Andrew Miltonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T00:17:47Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T21:39:15Z
dc.date.available2010-07-15T00:17:47Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-07-23T21:39:15Z
dc.date.created2010-05en_US
dc.date.issued2010-07-14en_US
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-8116en_US
dc.description.abstractRecent political trends in Latin America have led to the election of a number of leftist presidents throughout the region. Some, such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Ecuador's Rafael Correa, profess goals centered to varying degrees in socialism and independence from United States influence. Historically speaking, the United States has never been hesitant to aggressively ensure that Latin American political developments are favorable to US interests. This thesis seeks to predict how US foreign policy toward Latin America will likely change within the next decade or so in response to the region's political developments. To do so, the nature and background of those developments must be understood; Ecuador and Venezuela are utilized as in-depth case studies for this purpose, and illustrate the heterogeneity within Latin America?s move to the left. Bueno de Mesquita?s predictive model is then used to examine the interaction between each of the case studies and the US on two specific issues: the growth of Iranian influence in Latin America and the future of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectLatin Americaen_US
dc.subjectEcuadoren_US
dc.subjectVenezuelaen_US
dc.subjectForeign Policyen_US
dc.subjectHugo Chavezen_US
dc.subjectRafael Correaen_US
dc.titleLatin American Political Trends and their Impact on the Future of U.S.-Latin American Relationsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelThesisen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US


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