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Podcast: The Incident in El Salvador

The Incident in El Salvador: Going Beyond Containment during the Cold War

By Riley Roubanes

Podcast URL

https://anchor.fm/riley-e-roubanes/episodes/The-Incident-in-El-Salvador--Going-Beyond-Containment-During-the-Cold-War-e93tj9/a-a12fo1t

Thesis

An analysis of how the incident in El Salvador was a reflection of the Anti-Communist ideas and forgien policy in America during the 70s and 80s. How this analysis has an affect on how we view Latin America today. Abstract; This project looks at the incident of the four church women in El Salvador who were killed by the El Salvadoran national guard. But this project goes beyond just this incident and looks at Cold War foriegn policy as a whole and the question of whether or not containment was actually moral and justified. This is looked at through specifically Latin America as well and the American involvement there, whether that be positive or negative.

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