3. Which of the following best explains the relationship between U.S. foreign policy in Latin America and the Pacific in the 1800s and early 1900s? The U.S. displayed more interest in Hawaii and the Philippines in the Pacific than in Cuba and Panama. Based on the Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. used more force in Latin America than in the Pacific. Primarily concerned about Latin America, the U.S. had little interest in the Pacific. The U.S. avoided war in both the Pacific and Latin America through peaceful treaties.