Latin America Influence

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I am familiar with two much-related regions: USA and Latin America. I will focus this particular activity in Latin America (LA).

By placing myself in the LA perspective, I see this particular region shaped by both economic and political factors. However, I must say that the economic ones feature a more “external” agent and the political reflect more an “internal” issue.

The Economic influence of USA has shaped the entire life of LA since Independence Wars in early 1800´. However, this influence would not have taken place without the support of LA political leaders and policy makers. Thus, on one hand, we could find the economic agenda and power of the USA that has ruled what and how LA countries should do; and, on the other hand, we find this external influence would not be possible without the existence of political satellites in each LA country. A clear example is given by the oil
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As it was expected, USA had to react and since 2000 is trying re-accommodate its influence in those countries where the Anti-Americanism sentiment has risen. Thus, USA is using both political and economic power in this scenario. Accordingly, we may see:

Traditional economic and political factors going as regular as always in some LA countries (Colombia, Chile, Peru); New economic and political initiatives in some other LA countries according to a more LA awareness (Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia), on which at the end of the day, the struggle is for independence, politically and economically; and The turning back to the old economic and political way of being (following USA agenda to the region) but according to the new times (Brazil and

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