This book is especially timely as Latin America is diversifying its international connections, Spain and Portugal are seeking to expand their interests and presence in Latin America, and U.S. policy toward both regions has become increasingly complex. Contributors trace the history of Iberian-Latin American relations from colonial times and then examine the cultural, economic, political, and strategic ties that currently exist between the two regions. Particular attention is focused on the impact of Iberian-Latin American relations on U.S. foreign policy. The book concludes with a section of country-specific case studies.
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Iberia and Latin America: Reforging the Historic Linkages? -- The Changing Context of Iberian—Latin American Relations -- U.S.-Latin American Relations -- Spanish-Latin American Relations: Two Centuries of Divergence—and a New Beginning -- Realism and Relations Among Spain, Latin America, and the United States -- Dimensions of the New Iberian—Latin American Relationship -- Spain's Emergence as a Middle Industrial Power: The Basis and Structure of Spanish—Latin American Economic Relations -- Spain and Latin America: Diplomatic and Military Ties -- Interpreting Iberian—Latin American Interrelations: Paradigm Consensus and Conflict -- Country and Regional Studies -- Spain and Mexico -- Spain and the Andean Republics -- Spain and the Southern Cone -- Spain and Cuba: An Enduring Relationship -- Spain and Latin America: The Quest for Partnership -- The Fabric of Luso-Brazilian Relations -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: The Relations of Iberia and Latin America—and Some Implications for the United States