The yankee culture fails in Latin America..Russia/China step in . . . Have we forgotten Monroe doctrine and our national pledge to protect the Americas? Have we forgotten how badly the filthy rich have abused the Monroe doctrine to get richer while the poor get poorer? Have we forgotten that NAFTA and other trade agreements have disenfranchised millions of Americans in almost each of the countries on this continent? So, why wouldn't an under-utilized man, woman, or child want to support a politic that says that they will support the common man, woman, and child? I pray that some day soon, yankee imperialism will remember that it is the common man that built this country but that the rich got to go along for the ride and enjoy the ride.