Date of Award

Spring 5-21-2022

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Stephanie Huezo, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Joshua Jordan, Ph.D.


This thesis seeks to show the harmful effects of contemporary interventionist attempts by the United States on socialist Latin American countries such as Cuba and Venezuela. The United States continues to meddle with the politics and economies of various countries with the goal of establishing a new government that is favorable to the capitalist practices of the United States. By looking at two key moments: the Covid-19 outbreak in Cuba and the aftermath of the 2018 Venezuelan presidential elections, it becomes clear to see the damage done by harsh embargoes and U.S. support of use for military violence against the socialist governments.