Latin America was not a major battleground in the second World War, but it was pivotal in other ways. The region's riches in natural resources made it important for support of the war effort, and both Allied and Axis powers stayed busy in the region.
As Mary Jo McConahay reports in her new book, the efforts paralled each other so closely, it was like a tango. So McConahay calls her book The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II.
Resources and spies, American boosters and Nazi sympathizers all make appearances in the book.
The author visits with the highlights.