This book points out that the Latin American countries—occupying a unique position among developing nations today in achieving economic growth and development—represent an increasingly important political influence in both the developed and developing worlds.
1. Latin America and the United States' National Interest 2. Latin America's Expanding International Economic Role 3. The Caribbean Basin: Focus of Immediate Concerns 4. Mexico: The Promise of Oil 5. Brazil: Emerging Power 6. Dimensions of U.S. Security Interests in Latin America