Accession Number : ADA601438


Title :   The Emergence of Regional Organizations in Latin America and Implications for the Future of the Organization of American States (OAS)


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Rodrigues, Jose E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601438.pdf


Report Date : 10 Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The emergence of regional organizations in Latin America, such as the UNASUR and the CELAC, is provoking many debates in the international arena because they have the same goals and purposes of the OAS, the oldest regional organization in the world. In fact, the creation of the OAS in 1948 was a large step for the weaker states of Latin America that had to negotiate their aspirations for security and prosperity with the US. The history of the relationship among the member states is full of controversy, mainly between the US and the Latin American states. Opposite interests, different priorities, political and economic pressure characterized decades of negotiations in the forums of the OAS. In the end, the OAS was branded by the Latin American states as an ineffective and outdated organization. This fact among others facilitated the emergence of regional organizations that in reality are threatening the existence of the OAS, requiring urgent deep reforms on its policies toward Latin America.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *ORGANIZATIONS , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , ECONOMICS , HISTORY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , LATIN AMERICA , POLICIES , SECURITY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE