Foreign Relations between Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944

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Originally microfilmed as Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations, this collection provides unique perspectives for the study of Latin American and Caribbean international relations. The collection offers:

  • Country-by-country analyses utilizing the State Department's decimal system to organize the voluminous correspondence and reporting on a variety of diverse topics, events and people
  • Documentation and detail on the evolution of Latin American foreign policies, the significance of inter-American cooperation in time of war and the rise of totalitarian regimes

This collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations of states, including diplomatic and consular representation and bilateral treaties, conventions and agreements for the following countries/regions: Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the West Indian Republics.

Documents in this collection span the period 1930 through 1944, focusing heavily on various events, people and political movements, including:

  • The rise of Fascism and Falangism
  • The effects of the worldwide depression
  • Mexican oil and nationalization
  • Central America and the "banana republics"
  • FDR's Good Neighbor Policy

This collection includes Class 700 (matters pertaining to political relations of states, including diplomatic and consular representation and bilateral treaties, conventions, and agreements) materials for the following countries/regions: Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the West Indian Republics.

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