North America 1959
In 1952, Colonel Fulgencio Batista seized power in Cuba, ending elections and aligning with wealthy landowners and foreign investors. Batista ...
North America 1979
Decolonization in the Caribbean
In the 1960s and '70s, the British withdrew from most of their remaining colonies in the Americas. A brief attempt ...
North America 1983
Central American Crisis
In 1979, left-wing Sandinista forces [[WNicaraguan_Revolution|overthrew the government in Nicaragua]], with a similar revolution threatening to topple the junta ...
South America 1990
US Invasion of Panama
As the Cold War came to a close in 1989, Soviet and Cuban support for Communist guerrilla movements in Latin ...