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The US in Costa Rica: the price of Latin American exceptionalism?

Burton, Guy (2010) The US in Costa Rica: the price of Latin American exceptionalism? International Affairs at LSE (11 Aug 2010). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

During the current Venezuela-Colombia spat, one particular comment by the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, was particularly striking – although not necessarily for the reason he gave. During a speech commemorating Venezuela’s founder and his political hero, Simon Bolivar, Chavez highlighted the passage of 46 US warships, 200 helicopters and 7000 marines into Costa Rica since the beginning of July. Along with four bases that Panama has made available to Washington, Chavez portrayed the move as growing military pressure and potential aggression by the US against himself.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/ideas/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Collections > International Affairs at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 08:51
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 08:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83071

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