The writing has been on the wall ever since certain populist leaders gained the upper hand in Latino politics.
Long distracted by events in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, America has ignored the nations that press against its own back door. Now they are clubbing together to form their own regional alliance to replace the Organization of American States (oas). The oas has, to this point, operated as the principle alliance of the Americas, incorporating Canada and the United States. The new alliance is slated to deny Canada and the U.S. a forum at regional summits south of the border.