Author: Walt Vanderbush

Walt Vanderbush teaches in the Political Science department and the Latin America, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

Good Neighbor Imperialism: U.S.-Latin American Relations under Obama

THE EXPECTATIONS FOR CHANGE in U.S. policy toward Latin America when Barack Obama was elected president seemed as high among most governments and citizens of Latin America as the expectations of the voters in the United States who cast their ballots for him. Many analysts believed that the relationship between the region and the United States had reached a new low point during the two terms of Obama’s predecessor, President George W. Bush.