Ompare and Contrast US policy toward Cuba under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton

The following points should be kept in mind in writing the paper:
- The paper should be 5-6 pages in length (double-spaced and 12 point type) not including a 1-2 page bibliography.
- Papers must focus on some contemporary (post-1990) issue in U.S.-Latin American relations. Topics that that focus on pre-1990 events or that deal only with Latin America and do not consider U.S. policy will not be admissible.
- The paper may be on a particular event (e.g., U.S. intervention in Haiti) or on U.S. policy in general (e.g., U.S. environmental policy in Brazil).
- In the paper you should take a position with regard to the strengths or weaknesses of U.S. policy on the issue in question. Be explicit about what criteria you are using to evaluate this policy. You may also choose to propose a more sensible policy. It is essential, however, that you make an argument and provide specific evidence to support your position throughout the paper.
- You should use at least ten sources of which more than half should focus centrally on your main question. It is relatively easy for us to tell which sources focus on your main question and which do not.
- You should use The Chicago Manual Style format to cite your sources that is, abbreviated in-text parenthetical citations that include the author s last name, the year of the publication, and the relevant page number(s). The full citation should be provided in the bibliography.
- The paper must involve library research. The bibliography should include sources other than web-sites and the reading assigned for the class. This will require at least one trip to the library. The Benson Library here has a wonderful collection on Latin America.
- Plagiarism is a very serious violation of academic regulations, which can be relatively easy to detect. Do not risk it! For information on what constitutes plagiarism, see: scholdis_plagiarism.php

The recommended structure of the paper is as follows:
1) In the first couple of paragraphs you should identify your topic and clearly state your main argument.
2) You should then go on to describe U.S. policy on the issue in question and discuss its strengths and weaknesses. What has been the impact of U.S. policy on the Latin American nation(s)? Has U.S. policy served the interests of the United States?
3) You may conclude by discussing what changes, if any, you would recommend that the U.S. make to its current policy or what the U.S. should have done differently in the (recent) past.