Dan O'Donnell

Latin America is a colorful place. Garish bold paint covers teetering adobe, unplumbed cinderblock, and structural poverty.

Festive colors celebrate life against a backdrop of so much unnecessary death. Structural poverty. The politician's smile peels back to reveal another face.

Yes, everything is for sale to the Gringos. Infant mortality, suicide, and illiteracy have increased since NAFTA. The President of Mexico is a former Coca Cola corporate executive.

"They're worse than the Nazis," Eduardo Galeano wrote of the politicians in a neighboring Latin American country. "At least the Nazis were nationalists."