Gold mines are worth gold, and wars are fought for them, as we know.
See, below, a famous photo of a gold mine.
See more of Sebastião Salgado’s photos of the mine Serra Pelada.
The above photo and the others on the same site are not from 1895 or even 1905 or 1925 or 1955. They are from 1986.
Brazil’s military dictatorship from 1964, orchestrated by USA, served as a model for a whole string of subsequent dictatorships throughout South America – all orchestrated by the USA and designed to protect the countries in question from the threat of Social Democracy.
In short, the United States of America has a long history of defending liberty and Democracy all over the world.