About the Program
This week on After Words, Julia Sweig, senior fellow and director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations argues that anti-American sentiment was born in Latin America. She believes Its growth was a direct result of U.S. sponsorship of dictatorships and the corruption of democratic governments in Latin America. In her book "Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century," Ms. Sweig examines the origins of "Anti-America" in Latin America and how it grew over the last half century. She also gives her recommendations on how U.S. political leaders can reduce international anti-Americanism. She is interviewed by Mark Falcoff, Author of "Cuba: The Morning After-- Confronting Castro's Legacy," and Resident Fellow Emeritus on Latin America at the American Enterprise Institute.