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How did Southern slaveholders in the United States relate to the Caribbean and Latin America?

The assertion in bold from Eric Hobsbawm's The Age of Capital piqued my interest. I am quoting most of the paragraph in case the context may help. A large part of the south-west – California, ...
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Mutual support in Latin American wars of independence

Nascent Latin American countries expelled Spain with some mutual aid from each other. Between 1815 and 1822, independent Argentina and Chile sent newly acquired naval forces (under Bouchard, Brown, ...
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Broad and deep historical causes of gang violence in Mexico and El Salvador

Rigth now, both Mexico and El Salvador seem to be either failed states or on the slippery slope toward becoming failed states. Some areas of Mexico are prosperous and orderly, but the US State ...