Submitted by Daddy-YO on Mon, 2012/02/27 - 11:47.
Corporate CEOs have long been envious of the relationship enjoyed by the Latin American land-owning elites with their numberless peasants (peones), surviving on a pittance & a prayer, trapped in small, sovereign republics. Historically juntas, coups & revolutions have happened there but they kept their advantagous business model. Globalization opened the floodgates (until dim, blue-collar voters in 'developed' countries caught on, decades too late).
And thus the socio-economic playing fields of the Americas (& the world) are leveling, to wit: