The Pan-American Idea In U.S. Hemispherical Policy since the End of the Cold War

Sunday, January 5, 2014: 12:00 PM
Forum Room (Omni Shoreham)
Boris Le Chaffotec, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
With the end of the Cold War, US-Latin American relations took a new step through the rebirth of Pan-Americanism based on democracy. The United States took the initiative to give a new impetus to regional cooperation within the Organization of American States, thus developing a new hemispherical leadership. But after a decade of attempts to create a continental free trade zone, the failure of this U.S. project led some to question the idea of Pan-Americanism. In fact, I argue that economic disagreements provoked political disagreements which put in perspective continental identity and threatened U.S. hemispherical leadership.
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