Destabilization Policy in Chile in the 1970s and Cuba in the 1990s Just three years after taking office in 1970, Chile’s military removed the leftist President Salvador Allende from power. In Cuba, nearly forty years after his ascension to power in 1959, Fidel Castro continues to control a communist regime. In Chile in the early 1970s and in Cuba in the early 1990s, the United States exasperated severe economic crises. In addition, the United States attempted to foster political opposition to create ‘coup
United States to $1.3 billion dollars in aid to Colombia and its neighbors as part of “Plan Colombia.” Of the money, over half of it—$645 million would go to the Colombian military and police force, in effort to “strengthen democracy, the rule of law, economic stability, and human rights in Colombia .” With this package, Colombia became the third largest recipient of American aid, only behind Israel and Egypt. Critics, however, knew that there was reason to doubt the efficacy of the plan.
Miranda who organized a resistance movement against the Spanish and the royalists. Although independence was declared by 1811, an earthquake destroyed cities held by the patriots and helped to forward the cause of the royalists. It was not until Simón Bolívar and his lieutenants (working from Colombia) intervened that Venezuelan independence was fully secured. Simón Bolívar was born of a wealthy Creole family in Caracas. When the revolution against Spain broke out in 1810, he enthusiastically
Following the defeat of the Spanish, centralist and federalist groups waged a lengthy conflict between themselves to determine the future of the nation. National unity was established and the constitution promulgated in 1853. Two forces combined to create the modern Argentine nation in the late 19th century: the introduction of modern agricultural techniques and the integration of Argentina into the world economy. Foreign investment and immigration from Europe aided this economic revolution. The investment