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

Andrew Crawley


Franklin Roosevelt's good neighbour policy, coming in the wake of decades of U.S. intervention in Central America, and following a lengthy U.S. military occupation of Nicaragua, marked a significant shift in U.S. policy towards Latin America. Its basic tenets were non-intervention and non-interference. The period was exceptionally significant for Nicaragua, as it witnessed the creation and consolidation of the Somoza government — one of Latin America's most enduring authoritarian regimes, which endured from 1936 to the Sandinista revolution in 1979. Addressing the political, diplomatic, milita ... More

Keywords: Franklin Roosevelt, non-intervention, non-interference, Nicaragua, Somoza government, Latin America, Sandinista, U.S. policy, Somoza

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199212651
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212651.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Crawley, author
Formerly Deputy Director of the Institute for European-Latin American Relations (IRELA)