Carter in Latin America
Did President Carter deal with issues in Latin America efficiently?
In previous years, the US had had lots of influence and power in countries in Latin America. These Latin American countries did not like how the US still had influence in their countries. They knew that the US had previously influenced and taken power in their countries, and they wanted to make sure that this did not happen again.
Example in Panama
The US still held power over the Panama canal, even in 1977. Panama wanted full control, so Carter had to find a way to deal with this.
Carter deals with this issue
Carter signed treaties transferring power from the US to Panama of the canal. This was a smart, peaceful way of resolving this issue. Carter did this with poise, skill, and intelligence. Carter handled this issue wonderfully.