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Tag: James Monroe

  • Tuesday, November 19th 2013 - 08:55 UTC

    Kerry declares the Monroe Doctrine dead: “we are equals sharing responsibilities”

    Secretary of State addressing the OAS and calling for partnership (Photo:AP)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday declared that a nearly 200-year-old policy which had governed Washington's relations with Latin America was finally dead. Known as the Monroe Doctrine after it was adopted in 1823 by former US president James Monroe, the policy had stated that any efforts by European countries to colonize land in North or South America would be views as aggressive acts and could require US intervention.