How did the Cold War affect the US policy in Latin America?
They could not adopt new policies from the United States
The Cold War affected Latin America very differently than Asia or Africa. Latin America felt a time of oppression and fear. Asia was a target of consumption to communism, the communists wanted to encompass Asia to gain momentum. Africa was a place where the USSR wanted to gain people. In turn Africa got military and supply support.
Clinton entered the presidency without a clear foreign policy for Asia and Latin America, as well as most of Europe. The end of the Cold War was a major cause in this lack of direction regarding our relations with other nations. Clinton wanted to restore and keep peace and protect and further human rights in the world.