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malaria
deadly disease that causes chills, fever, and sweating. People get it from the bite of infected mosquitos.
isthmus
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger pieces of land
Western Hemisphere
the western half of the earth - includes North and South America
dollar diplomacy
President Taft's policy toward Latin America that encouraged the growth of American businesses there
Good Neighbor Policy
a policy toward Latin America during the 1930s that said the U.S. would not use military force there
big stick diplomacy
President T. Roosevelt's foreign policy that said the United States would settle problems in Latin America with military force.
Roosevelt's corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
stated that European countries would not be allowed to interfere in Latin America
stable government
a government that does not change frequently