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dc.contributor.advisorTaylor-Robinson, Michelle
dc.creatorDavis, Andrew Milton
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T00:17:47Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T21:39:15Z
dc.date.available2010-07-15T00:17:47Z
dc.date.available2010-07-23T21:39:15Z
dc.date.created2010-05
dc.date.issued2010-07-14
dc.date.submittedMay 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-8116
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
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectLatin Americaen
dc.subjectEcuadoren
dc.subjectVenezuelaen
dc.subjectForeign Policyen
dc.subjectHugo Chavezen
dc.subjectRafael Correaen
dc.titleLatin American Political Trends and their Impact on the Future of U.S.-Latin American Relationsen
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Scienceen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelThesisen
dc.type.genrethesisen
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