some of the more obvious truths in life are the ones that stare us in the face. and because they are so close to us we fail to see or understand what we are in fact looking at ,or their significance. many politicians in the past ,bill clinton i believe was one who stated that our strength as a nation lies in our diversity as a people[ many races ,religions,living together]. now if that were true then latin America which has the world's most diverse population in human existence would be the world's greatest powerhouse. but the truth is that Latin America is a continent that has never produced a single person that can compare with its discoverer and explorer ,christopher columbus. in fact this region despite the many variations that live there has never been self sufficient ,has always suffered poverty ,diseases , and depravity based on a lack of morality and decency . this part of the world is still mired in superstition ,crime and barbarism ,not that much different than the time in which the great explorer discovered the headwaters of the orinoco. so much for diversity!