The Miami Herald
Nov. 3, 2008

Latin America Looks Up

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President George Bush has made more trips to Latin American than any other president before him. But Bush seems to have gotten a lot of frequent flier miles and not much else for all his trouble. For Washington, Latin Americans have proven a difficult lot to handle. At times U.S. diplomats have thrown up their hands in frustration. They complain that when Washington leaves Latin America alone, cries of neglect echo around the hemisphere. And when it gets engaged, Latin Americans scream about Uncle Samís heavy handed-intervention.