A background book, which presents without bias and with concrete evidence, the story of U.S.-Latin American policy which is not a simple story, or a pretty one, but important for now and the future. How, until 1933, the U.S. tried to reap safety, moral virtue, and above all riches out of our dealings (exploitation?) with Latin America via the Big Stick and Dollar Diplomacy. How after the first war, the depression, revolutions and counter-revolutions forced a change in policy, and with Roosevelt's Good Neighbor speech, in 1933, an equality status was declared. Trade treaties, cultural cooperation, travel, propaganda, all created the solidarity voluntarily given with Latin America's participation in the war against the Axis. And ralism must be maintained, as Latin America is our so of security for the future. Level, lucid.