True, though even without US involvement, Latin America was no stranger to occasional military coups and civil wars in the past. Also, there's the issue of widespread poverty and sky-high rates of violent crime, which could probably be blamed more on the legacy of Spanish/Portuguese colonial rule.Keep the US out of it, for starters. A good amount of the problems in that region were caused by US involvement.
I agree. Too much the feudal model of a small upper class and a large peasant class.. . . the legacy of Spanish/Portuguese colonial rule.