Start Date

29-4-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

29-4-2014 11:45 AM


Political History | United States History


Guatemala -- History -- Revolution (1954), Guatemala -- Foreign relations -- United States, United States -- Foreign relations -- Guatemala, Cold War -- Influence


During the Cold War era, the US developed resentment toward the democratically elected government of Guatemala due to fears of Soviet influence in Latin America and liberal reforms orchestrated by President Arbenz that limited the interference of large American corporations in the Guatemalan economy. In keeping with a long history of imperialistic foreign policy, this distrust resulted in the Eisenhower administration and the CIA conspiring to overthrow the Arbenz administration and setting up a new Guatemalan government designed to be more sympathetic to American interests.

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Apr 29th, 10:30 AM Apr 29th, 11:45 AM

Upholding the Monroe Doctrine: American Foreign Policy in the 1954 Guatemalan Coup d'Etat