Explanation: Theodore Roosevelt advocated intervention in Latin America when U.S. interests were at stake. The United States supported Panama’s independence from Colombia in 1903 because Colombia did not support the Panama Canal. The Zimmerman Telegram was sent to Mexico by Germany in 1917 (A), the Cuban embargo took place in 1962 (B), and the Haitian Revolution began in 1791 (D). They all occurred either substantially earlier than the writing of the poem, or after. In addition, Haiti was a French colony and would not have been considered part of Latin America.