The art of US imperialism across Latin America

Travelling in Argentina, MICHAEL MacNEIL stumbles upon Veluspa Jarpa’s poignant exposé of US crimes in Latin America
“He might be a son of a bitch but he’s our son of a bitch,” said US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt about Anastasio Somoza Garcia in 1939.
That statement about the Nicaraguan dictator encapsulates the attitude of the US to a long line of dictators and despots across Latin America and the Caribbean.
It is a policy that goes back much further than the 1930s to at least 1823 when an earlier US president, James Monroe, declared: “America for the Americans.”
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4 October 2016 in Editorial, Views: 34
Source: Morning Star
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