This one page reading plus one page of questions summarizes the impact continuing American and European interference in Latin America. It includes a discussion of the political and economic difficulties facing newly independent Latin American nations, as well as the growing interference of the United States. This is designed for middle school or high school students. The reading is visually appealing and broken into chunks. It can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition. If interested in similar readings on the Imperialist era, check other offerings by this author. A set of 7 readings is available as an Imperialism Unit (plus lesson suggestions).