THE ECONOMIC POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TOWARDS HAITI DURING THE KENNEDY PRESIXENCY: ALLIANCE FPR PROGRESS AS A CASE STUDY
When John F. Kennedy became president of the United States in 1961, he brought with him a new political vision for his nation’s approach to many nations around the world, particularly the Caribbean and Haiti. He pursued a different course than his predecessor, Dwight Eisenhower, in this regard. President Kennedy discovered that his predecessor’s strategy, which produced more comprehensive regimes in that region, including Haiti, which was governed by President Francois Duvalier, did not achieve the results that his country had hoped for in terms of developing states that would prevent the spread of communism in the Caribbean region, particularly after the success of the Cuban revolution. According to President Kennedy, the person in charge of the economy is the one who will rein in those regimes.
Keywords: Alliance for Democracy