"An analysis of future problems in US Latin American relations is pursued by focusing in the foreign policy objectives of US diplomacy. Primarily the problems of the ten countries of South America are considered since it is felt by the author that those of Central America are well known and do not need further analysis. The coming elections in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru pose distinct threats to stability. Economic difficulties, [e]specially foreign debt, inflation, low growth rates and poverty, is the major challenge facing most of the region. Lack of mutual understanding and cooperation has worked against positive and constructive policies. The drug problems will continue to be a major source of friction. Democracy will return to the region but will not solve any of the major problems facing most South American countries."
Strategy and Campaign Department Report No. 4-89
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