Thailand, the only Asian country not to have been occupied by a European power, has suffered from ongoing internal tensions associated with a political movement led by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD). You can sponsor a child in Thailand here
Ecuador, formerly known as the Republic of the Equator, has seen significant economic growth since oil was discovered there in the 1960s. Its growth has fluctuated however, due continued border disputes with neighbouring countries and internal political instability. You can sponsor a child in Ecuador here.
Having gained its independence from a colonial Spanish government in 1821, Guatemala experienced many years of political instability that included a variety of military and civilian governments and a 36-year guerrilla war. You can sponsor a child in Guatemala here.
Since the 18th century slave revolt which won Haiti its independence as the first black republic, life in Haiti has been marred by continued political instability and armed conflict. You can sponsor a child in Haiti here.