Reggie Thompson is a Latin America analyst at Stratfor, where he focuses on political and security developments in the region. He studied political science and communications at Trinity University and holds a master's in international affairs from Texas A&M University. Mr. Thompson is a native Spanish speaker and has lived and worked in Honduras.
The political, economic and humanitarian crises in the South American country are deepening by the day. But in the great scheme of things, Washington will find it hard to justify a direct intervention.
What will Latin America as a whole look like in a decade as a result of the Chinese economic downturn? What ideologies will dominate in a continent that over the past decade veered toward leftist populism? And what issues will define its relationship with the United States, the hemisphere's undisputed hegemon?