US support for death squads in South and Central American nations played a large/huge part of a metastatic culture of hideous violence, IMO - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras among other areas. The US trained, armed, and supported violent depraved killers to slaughter "leftists", trade unionists, church leaders, students, native rights leaders, entire villages - anyone that opposed the oligarchy, US corporation domination and right-wing terrorists. Killings of environmental activists and native tribal leaders is ongoing. The drug trade also contributed to and may be seen a child of right-wing death-squad violence - and profits/funding for the CIA as was the case in Asia. The current violence and legacy of violence and depravity can be laid directly at the doorstep of US "anti-Communist" policy and CIA.