There’s the European theater and the Pacific. But hidden away as both sides preferred, Latin America held the key to which side would be victorious. There were a lot of Germans in Brazil, vital war resources in Central America and the Amazon, along with oil in Mexico. Award winning reporter Mary Jo McConahay’s new book is called The Tango War; The Struggle for the Hearts,Minds, and Riches of Latin America During World War II. And it is surprising how influential that period remains regarding US-Latin American relations now. And the story says a lot about the rise of fascism.

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