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- proper n. The hemisphere of the Earth to the west of the Greenwich Meridian (zero degree longitude) and east of 180 degrees longitude (approximately the International Date Line).
- proper n. The Americas.
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- n. the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
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Theodore Roosevelt’s version of the Monroe Doctrine-the notion that we could preemptively remove governments not to our liking-was now the Bush Doctrine, only extended beyond the Western Hemisphere to span the globe.
Unfortunately, much of the speculation took place in State’s Western Hemisphere Affairs bureau WHA, which sent a very bad signal about our confidence in Guatemala.
Otto Reich, assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere affairs, had been trying to get Fulton Armstrong moved out of the NIC almost from the day he took office.