Somoza and Roosevelt Good Neighbour Diplomacy in Nicaragua, 1933-1945

Crawley, Andrew
Date published: 
March 2007

Andrew Crawley examines US non-intervention in another country's affairs, and how it could be detrimental both to the United States and to the country in question - in this case, Nicaragua. He analyses the relations between the United States and Nicaragua during the Depression and the Second World War - the period of Franklin Roosevelt's good neighbour policy- and challenges theories about the role of the United States in the creation and consolidation of one of Latin America's most enduring authoritarian regimes.