The popular elections in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, in which Morales, Correa and Ortega (2nd time) have all come to power, are a huge blow to US aims in the region.
These newly-elected leaders have all chosen similar models as the Chavez model, and it is clear that there is a grassroots-level revolution going on in Latin America.
This despite, or because of, the last 100 years or so of US intervention in places like Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua,Panama, Dominican Republic, Chile, et al
It is clear that the people of these countries want a break from the traditional US economic model imposed by the IMF, the World Bank, and treaties like GATT and NAFTA.
I am interested to see how the CIA becomes involved in funding national resistance movements aimed at balancing out the socialistic-leaning models these counties seek to impose.
There are too many countries now for the US to try and isolate. Can’t really isolate the entire Latin American world.