Monroe introduced this as US Policy on December 2, 1823. It stated that if European countries tried to colonize land or interfere with states in the Western Hemisphere, we, the USA, would be view that as an act of aggression requiring US intervention. Moreover, it also stated that the United States would not interfere with existing European colonies nor in the internal concerns of European countries. President Monroe first spoke about the doctrine during his seventh annual State of the Union Address to Congress. This doctrine became THE foreign policy of the United States and one of its longest-standing tenets. It has been invoked by presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, JFK, and Ronald Reagan. Indeed, it was Teddy Roosevelt who invoked military action in Latin America to stop the spread of European influence. (The Roosevelt Corollary)
The bottom line is that Monroe wanted to free the newly independent colonies or the soon-to-be independent colonies of Latin America from European control and meddling. The New World was separated from the Old World into separate spheres of influence. Since the implementation of the Monroe Doctrine, the Western Hemisphere was never again colonized nor was there any major attempt by a European power to control any nation in the Western Hemisphere. The Monroe Doctrine has stood the test of time.
That is, until the election of a simpering appeasing neophyte so incompetent and so ready to sacrifice American interests at the altar of marxism, and so ready to sell us out, that it's borderline treason.
You see my friends, Ronaldus Magnum hit the commies at Grenada and routed their little power grab there. and he supplied the Contras (libs hate that) much as the Communist Bloc supplied the North Vietnamese against us (libs loved that), invoking the Monroe Doctrine. JFK, the liberal's wonder boy, even stated in 1962:
"The Monroe Doctrine means what it has meant since President Monroe and John Quincy Adams enunciated it, and that is that 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."
But now we have the weak-kneed man-child in office, more adept at bowing to foreign potentates than in standing tall for America. Indeed, the boy-child, what with his limp-wristed pitching arm, is more adept at greasing up and bending over for the enemies of America, while snubbing our long-standing allies.
1. He got the right to develop Venezuela's Hunin-6 field. (Currently the world's largest oil deposit.)
Putin plays hardball folks and the weenie we have in the White House, more concerned with oppressing the American people instead of leading them and embracing the greatness of America, plays softball, especially with the throwing arm HE has! Putin took the measure of one Barry Obummer and found him lacking and wanting. American leadership is in the hands of a marxist idiot so Putin took the big Red step forward and Barry stood there, sucking his thumb, and looking stupid.
Putin will control those refineries, deciding where the oil goes, how much is refined, tampering with production to raise prices, etc, so that Barry and his minion Stephen Chu will finally get their $8 a gallon gas and the American economy will grind to a halt, and Soros will have gotten his money's worth after buying Obummer.