Strategic, economic and cultural ties between the United States and Latin American states run deep. The US relies heavily on the cooperation of Central and South American allies to stem the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants into the country. But for years, Uncle Sam has been accused of exploiting its Latin American friends and taking the region for granted as it prioritizes economic ties with Asia. This view, however, fails to account for the significant amount of cash that the US doles out in order to boost Latin American economies. We take a look at some of those numbers.
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