Saturday, January 5, 2019

US meddling in Latin America: What CNN never let Rick Sanchez report

Rick Sanchez explores the history of US intervention in Central and Latin America by using foreign lands and labor to expand American businesses, financing the overthrow of democratically elected leaders, training oppressive military forces and contributing to the poverty and immigration issues facing the US today. Then human rights professor Dan Kovalik joins to share his insight.

1 comment:

Konrad said...

The examples given by Rick Sanchez are only the tip of the imperialist iceberg. He says the examples are “ancient history,” yet let’s not forget the U.S.-sponsored coup in Honduras in 2009, and in Paraguay in 2012. Plus the failed US-sponsored coup in Venezuela in 2003. Plus the US invasion of Bolivia in 1967 and Panama in 1990. Plus the US-sponsored proxy war in Nicaragua and El Salvador in the 1980s. Plus “Operation Fast and Furious,” in which the USA armed the Mexican drug cartels from 2006 to 2011.

Today the USA no longer sends troops to Latin America, or launches proxy wars. Today the USA keeps nations enslaved and impoverished by using debt, “free trade” agreements, and neoliberal puppets.

Incidentally, Brazil’s cowardly new president, Bolsonaro, is begging the USA to install a military base in Brazil. The USA says it will think about it. Bolsonaro has completely turned over control of Brazil to neoliberals who were trained at the Chicago School, and who advised the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Argentina’s president Macri has done the same.

Meanwhile Venezuela’s defiant anti-neoliberal President Maduro is a “dictator.”