Forty years ago South America was noted for military dictatorships, except for Chile, a beacon of democracy and political stability. Until
September 11, 1973
Enter the CIA with the usual results: government overthrown, democratically elected president killed, brutal dictatorship for the next 17 years, tens of thousands imprisoned, tortured, killed, the economy sent down the toilet so that it still hasn't recovered.
Why do they hate America? It's not "because of our freedoms",
(hat tip to Sabina Becker at News of the Restless)