Fear and Loathing of Fidel Castro: Sources of US Policy Toward Cuba

  title={Fear and Loathing of Fidel Castro: Sources of US Policy Toward Cuba},
  author={Louis A. P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  pages={227 - 254}
  • L. Pérez
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
The Cuban Revolution shattered some of the most important policy formulations by which the United States had traditionally defined its place and defended its interests in the western hemisphere, for which Fidel Castro has been inalterably held responsible. Much of US policy towards Cuba during the past forty years has been driven by a determination to punish Cuba for the transgressions of Fidel Castro and a determination to resist a modus vivendi with Cuba as long as he remains in power. 
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