Essay On The Monroe Doctrine

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In November 18, 2013 U.S Secretary John Kerry delivered a speech on the Monroe Doctrine at the Organization of American State Headquarters. In this speech, he indicated the doctrine that has been in effect for over 200 years would end. The United States has enforced this Doctrine for many years, ensuring that no European would colonize any land in Latin America. In order to enforce the relations and independence of the American states, this Doctrine has come to its’ end. In his speech, Kerry indicated “…It's about all of our countries viewing one another as equals, sharing responsibilities, cooperating on security issues and adhering not to doctrine but to the decisions that we make as partners to advance the values and the interests that we share." (Kerry, 2013) It was time to have the Latin Americans pursue their own equality in order to create a stronger Western Hemisphere. The end of this doctrine will repair damages done by the leak of Edward Snowden, create a related respect between the states in order to achieve peace, and add value to the decision making in this region. To begin with, this doctrine has not been practiced in numerous years. Therefore, in a way this Doctrine has been dead for many years until Kerry’s speech was delivered to affirm its end. However, by ending this Doctrine it has somewhat “repaired” relations with other Latin American countries like Ecuador. This was the result of the coercion done by Congress. The United States threaten to take out certain trade agreements from Ecuador if they decided to take Edward Snowden into asylum. Afterwards, information about surveillance programs were leaked “operations in Latin American countries was made public by Snowden, which sparked a strong backlash in pla... ... middle of paper ... ...considered as equal partners, creating a stronger Western Hemisphere by allowing new decision add ‘values’ to the relations. Its decision in security issues will allow “We've moved past that era, and today we must go even further...It will require courage and a willingness to change, but above all, it will require a higher and deeper level of cooperation between us, all of us together as equal partners in this hemisphere.” (Kerry, 2013) I agree that this new era will bring a better outcome to these countries than it did before. Even though, many question the new opportunity whether it will protect t its lands and help out with issues. The Monroe Doctrine spirit will always be present but with a new execution for better outcome. I know this would work out for the best, adding such enforcement between these countries in order to achieve equality, peace and freedom.
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