Donald Trump's purported characterization of certain countries as Shi*thole Countries has captured the imagination of the global community. And while there is some dispute as to whether or not the President uttered those exact words, what is not disputed is that the U.S. President derided certain countries while discussing U.S. immigration policy reform, suggesting that the U.S. should have more immigrants from countries like Norway. How the U.S. Creates Sh*thole Countries: A Whodunnit for Dummies, seizes this unique moment of global focus on the world's most suffering countries to address the causative factors, and the extent to which their lamentable state is not of their doing. It addresses these questions: -What is the legitimacy of US interventions in other countries' domestic affairs in pursuit of its interests, which it then regards as matters of national security? -Why and how does a country become a US target? -What socio-economic, political and military policies--overt and covert--does the US undertake to bring the victim country into line? -What are the results for the targeted countries? -What are the results for US citizens, who have little idea what is going on, but are footing the bill? The specific sh*tholes addressed herein were chosen because their desperate conditions reflect a malaise that didn't have to be. They are but sample instances of American foreign policies applied across the globe to comparable destructive effect: Haiti, El Salvador, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and yes, our own Puerto Rico. How many, as a result, have fled to the United States from countries such as these, raising what the US regards as its 'immigration problem? The seasoned analysts contributing to this book come from all walks of life and every shade of the political spectrum. Some have held high positions in government or at the United Nations; some taught or teach at prestigious universities; some are in forced exile because of their political beliefs and the exercise of their Constitutional rights; some have spent time in prison for acting on their beliefs; one of them sacrificed the limbs on his body. This book presents fresh analyses of the old stereotypes and narratives that wither under scrutiny.