The Cold War in Latin America


Write a complete short essay in response. Your essay should use clear paragraphing/topic sentences. Please make sure you begin the essay with a clear argument/thesis and end with a brief concluding statement or paragraph. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan all focused significant time and energy to Latin America during their respective presidential tenures. What’s more, each argued that his policies toward the region helped defend or protect U.S. interests and ideals. In your view, which of these three presidents was most successful in “fighting” the Cold War in Latin America? In your answer, discuss at least three concrete actions taken by the one president you believe was the most effective when it came to dealing with Latin America during his term in office. Be sure to explain why those actions were successful, in your view. You don’t need to cite sources or anything I will add evidence myself