By Martha L. Cottam
Cottam explains the styles of U.S. intervention in Latin the US by way of concentrating on the cognitive photographs that experience ruled coverage makers' international perspectives, stimulated the procession of data, and educated techniques and tactics. She employs a few case reviews of intervention and analyzes decision-making styles from the early years of the chilly warfare in Guatemala and Cuba to the post-cold-war guidelines in Panama and the struggle on medicinal drugs in Peru. utilizing specific images-the enemy and the dependent-Cottam explores why U.S. coverage makers were predisposed to interfere in Latin the United States once they have perceived an enemy (the Soviet Union) interacting with a based (a Latin American country), and why those pictures resulted in perceptions that persisted to dominate coverage into the post-cold-war era.
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126). S. officials and businessmen. -based companies, particularly United Fruit, launched a very tough and effective propaganda campaign against him designed to influence official and public opinion in the United States. S. political arena on the nature of the Arbenz government. Eisenhower's memoirs indicate that he considered Arbenz to be a communist or a communist puppet. 3 He also believed that Arbenz ran a campaign of terror throughout Guatemala and that he had no popular support (p. 425). S.
His view of Guatemala was a bit more complex than that of Eisenhower and the Dulles brothers. Although he masterminded this plot, he recognized that there was not enough opposition to Arbenz for an army of liberation to arouse a popular revolt. When the overthrow began, the State Department reported that "anti-Communist uprisings were underway" in various Guatemalan cities and that "Guatemala has been invaded by land, and probably by sea in a drive to unseat the Communist-infiltrated Government of President Jacobo Arbenz.
The degree of threat in this situation was minimal, because a dependent is not associated with threat. S. policy makers may have seen opportunities to achieve certain aims but little more than an annoying threat to those aims and no threat at all to its larger international concerns. S. policy makers perceived the dependent country as weak and inferior, they also perceived a variety of options available to them in implementing their strategy. They assumed they could determine the 32 IMAGES AND INTERVENTION best course of action for all concerned and were inclined to force the dependent to accept their decision rather than to negotiate alternatives with the dependent.
Images and Intervention: U.S. Policies in Latin America by Martha L. Cottam