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Ronald Reagan
In a Very Rare Handwritten Letter of Ronald Reagan as President, He Describes His Caribbean and Central American Policy in Praising Its Centerpiece - Jamaica "We have a good 'private sector' task force working on Jamaica. On the general program we intend to involve at the top level Mexico, Canada, & Venezuela. Incidentally, David Rockefeller is chairing the Jamaica task force. They are trying to get private investment to build or rebuild..." "We have a good 'private sector' task force working on Jamaica. On the general program we intend to involve at the top level Mexico, Canada, & Venezuela. Incidentally, David Rockefeller is chairing the Jamaica task force. They are trying to get priv
1972. 7/7/81. He also, surprisingly, hints at U.S. insensitivity in the region in the past, and has no intention "shot-gunning" this timeMichael Manley served as the fourth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1972 to 1980. Coming from a prosperous background, Manley was a democratic socialist. Once in office, he set about instituting policies for redistributing land and wealth, and aiding the poor and underprivileged. He also became a champion of the less-developed nations' nonaligned movement. He cultivated close relationships with Cuba and the socialist countries of eastern Europe and the Far East, a move that did not sit well with the United States, which withdrew aid. His second term was marked by increasing polarization and a sharp economic decline.As a result of these hard times, Edward Seaga's Labour Party swept to electoral victory on October 30, 1980, with a mandate for change as great as that won by Reagan less than a week later. On becoming Jamaica's new Prime Minister, Seaga promised an ambitious program to reverse eight years of Manley socialism. To do so, he promised to pursue a free market strategy. And to show his strong pro-Western stance on foreign policy, Seaga broke relations with Cuba and downgraded ties with other Soviet bloc nations. Ronald Reagan and American policymakers were impressed. As Reagan later stated, "I conceived the idea of doing something for Jamaica when Seaga won the election and took that country back from Communist rule. But already under that Communist rule the economy had been virtually destroyed and devastated." President Reagan deter … [Click Below for Full Description]
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