International relations are, fundamentally, a very complex mixture of perception and reality, a dynamic interaction between opposed and common interests that shape in many ways the relations of nations. In no area is a grasp of the mix of perception and reality more needed to appreciate the respective states' interests than in Latin America. I wish to deal with these matters in a way that will lead to a better understanding between the United States and Latin America.
Rosas, Ariel M.
"Latin America-U.S. Relations: A Latin-American Perspective,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 39
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol39/iss4/6