North America 1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Over the course of 1941, US President Franklin Roosevelt gradually increased neutral America's involvement in the War: extending the ...
South America 1942
Brazil enters World War II
On 7 December 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II. Brazil almost immediately began ...
South America 1979
In response to the guerrilla movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the right-wing governments of southern South America organized Operation ...
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 ...
South America 2012
The US victory in the Cold War encouraged Latin American states to adopt neoliberalism; a course which led to economic ...