The US is dropping the ball in Latin America. My opinion is that the US should get out of the Middle East and focus on our own Hemisphere. It doesn't make sense for the US to get involved in Syria and Libya when our own southern border is not secure. There have been 60,000 people killed in Mexico over the last 6 years. This is simply unacceptable for American security.
The indifference is also a part of the economic stagnation of the region. You figure there won't be some many illegal aliens coming into the US if they were able to find jobs in their own countries.
A lot of people don't know this, the Panama Ports are already controlled by Communist China.
Read more: Chinese Takeover of Panama Canal 'Not Irrevocable' | CNS NewsPanama gave Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. the right to build new port facilities in Balboa, the canal's only Pacific port, and a major Atlantic port in Cristobal, and to run them up to the next half-century.
Of specific concern was the so-called "Law No. 5," a measure Lott feared would enable Hutchison Whampoa to assign the pilots who steer ships through the canal, and to have the right of refusal for control of some former U.S. military bases.
According to the Panama Canal Treaty, U.S. naval vessels have first priority for passage, but since the Panamanian law gives Hutchison Whampoa the right to deny passage to any ship interfering with its business, U.S. warships could be subject to Chinese interference, the admiral warned.