The dragon, the bear, and the eagle in Latin America : how superpower interventions affect human security in Latin America
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This thesis aims to evaluate effects that superpower interventions have on human security in Latin America. The objective is to find and address possible correlations between the foreign policy of superpowers and human security in various Latin American countries. For this purpose, the research relies on a multidisciplinary approach to analyze certain foreign policy strategies and their qualitative effects on the region under the scrutiny of human security. While Latin America is clearly an economically attractive region to major powers, the overall effect these major powers have on the region’s human rights standards must be understood. Establishing Russia, the People’s Republic of China, and the United States of America as the superpowers in question, this survey of their perspective foreign policies clearly establishes a negative correlation between their foreign policies and human security in the region. Even though these superpowers will never claim to be working against human rights and human security, their actions in the region appear to show otherwise, whether meaning to or not. Key Words; Superpowers, Interventions, Human Security, People’s Republic of China, Russia, United States of America, Latin America.