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Foreign Influence and the Monroe Doctrine Today

With the introduction of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, influence from outside powers in Central and South America had been strategically limited to the United States. It is a doctrine that shaped the Cold War, and has served to deter international meddling in Central and South America. Recently, influence is growing from unexpected regions; notably, from…

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China Wants a Dry Canal in Colombia

After the United States, China is Colombia’s second largest trade partner. In order to facilitate and foster trade between China, Colombia, and gobal partners, China has been in discussions with Colombia to initiate a “dry canal” which would connect trade from the Pacific to the Atlantic by way of a rail line. A new city…