Latin American Studies ETDs

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In the late 1930’s the Good Neighbor policy of the United States was put to a test by the governments of Bolivia and Mexico in their confiscation of foreign oil holdings for alleged violations of the law of their respective countries. Mexico was considered to be the first real test of the Good Neighbor policy, yet the little known Bolivian confiscation of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey holdings preceded it by a year. The purpose of this study is to examine in depth the situation as it occurred in Bolivia.



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Degree Name

Latin American Studies

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Department Name

Latin American Studies

Second Department

Latin American Studies

First Committee Member (Chair)

Miguel Jorrin

Second Committee Member

Edwin Lieuwen

Third Committee Member

Troy Smith Floyd

map_chaco_war.tif (595 kB)
First map: Map of the Chaco War

petrolium_map_bolivia.tif (959 kB)
Second map: Petroleum Map of Bolivia