The author of the Monroe Doctrine was John Quincy Adams. Adams served as Secretary of State for President James Monroe whose term was from 1817 to 1825.
The full document of the Monroe Doctrine is long and couched in diplomatic language, but its main trust is that the U.S. would oppose a foreign power extending its power to the Western Hemisphere, including North and South America, and would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention.
Cuba was granted formal independence from the US in 1902 after in the past it had Come under American control. With the take over of the country in the late 1950s by communist leader Fidel Castro the U.S. should have removed him and it guerrilla force, there was a failed effort by the invading Cuban rebels during the Bay of Pigs invasion. President John F. Kennedy was supposed to have back the invading Cuban rebels with planes, but didn’t.
Kennedy said at an August 29, 1962 news conference: we would oppose a foreign power extending its power to the Western Hemisphere, and that is why we oppose what is happening in Cuba today. That is why we have cut off our trade. That is why we worked in the OAS and in other ways to isolate the Communist menace in Cuba. That is why we will continue to give a good deal of our effort and attention to it.
Not sure why Kennedy didn’t enforce The Monroe Doctrine against Fidel Castro’s regime in the beginning and remove him.
But opposition to oppose what is happening in Cuba today under the leadership of Fidel Castro’s brother is executed by trade being cut off and a continued efforts using other ways to isolate the Communist menace in the hemisphere. There seems a reason for not enforcing the Monroe Doctrine in the past century and this present century.
Effort to have a relationship with Cuba by the Obama administration, a communistic run country would be against the Monroe Doctrine.
Back in the mid 1980s Contra guerrilla soldiers in Honduras had been covertly in training by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in an attempt to destabilize and overthrow the Sandinista revolutionary government of Nicaragua and its President, Daniel Ortega. Robert Gates CIA director strongly, was in defence of the Contra operation, debating the need for U.S. intervention in Nicaragua to in force the Monroe doctrine”.
Direct U.S. funding of the Contras insurgency was made illegal by the Boland Amendment, The Boland Amendment, was the name given to three U.S. legislative amendments between 1982 and 1984. It was aimed at limiting U.S. government assistance to the Contra’s who were fighting the Nicaraguan government led by, Daniel Ortega .
The funding ran out for the Contras by July 1984, by October a total ban was set in place.
The Reagan administration by certain members secretly continued to provide arms and training of the Contras in violation of the Boland Amendment.
Unexpectedly Congressional consent in October 1986 gave the Contras back military aid, but the Reagan administration needed money to supply the Contras and that’s how the Iran Contra affair – developed. It was a planned way to gain money.
How ironic the Congressional consent in October 1986 gave the Contras back military aid, this happened a month before the scandal broke.