The United States Government’s decision to beef up its presence in the Western Hemisphere has folks down south talking, from Cuba to Venezuela, Bolivia, and even Chile. You know, those other pesky left-wing dictatorships, axis’s of evil, bugaboos of corporate America – not to mention their oodles and oodles of oil and other natural resources.

The decision of the United States Navy to reestablish the Fourth Fleet, after almost 60 years on standby, in order to have a higher profile in Latin America and the Caribbean raised concern in the hemisphere.