FC: Central American Caribbean Policies | Nicaragua | Grenada | Panama
3: Grenada was developing ties to communist Cuba, so the united states used military force to overthrow and invade the pro-Cuban government. Then it was replaced by a more United states-friendly government
4: The Invasion of Panama
5: In 1989 President Bush ordered the invasion of Panama to: - safeguard the lives of U.S. Citizens in Panama - defend democracy of human rights - combat drug trafficking - protect the integrity of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties
7: The Somoza family ruled over Nicaragua from 1937-1979, approximately 40 years. The Somoza family held a dictatorship over Nicaragua until 1979 when the sandinistas toppled the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza Debayle , so we put the sandinistas in charge of Nicaragua | But in 1981 President Reagan charged that Nicaragua was now a soviet outpost and wanted to support the contras, so he started to send economic aid to them, and the CIA had been stationed there. Congress was upset because Reagan didn't seek approval first. so Congress passed the Boland Amendment that banned military aid to the contras for two years. But Reagan still found a way to help them.