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How the US 'lost' Latin America
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 14:56:41 -0400
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From: Brian Randell <Brian.Randell () ncl ac uk>
Date: April 6, 2006 12:46:38 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: How the US 'lost' Latin America
From the BBC, for IP if you wish.
Analysis: How the US 'lost' Latin America
As the BBC begins a special series on Latin America, Newsnight
presenter Gavin Esler gives his view on the region's leftward trend
and its changing relationship with the US.
There is trouble ahead for Uncle Sam in his own backyard. Big trouble.
Peru's Ollanta Humala talks of the evils of "the neo-liberal model"
It is one of the most important and yet largely untold stories of
our world in 2006. George W Bush has lost Latin America.
While the Bush administration has been fighting wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, relations between the United States and the countries
of Latin America have become a festering sore - the worst for years.
Virtually anyone paying attention to events in Venezuela and
Nicaragua in the north to Peru and Bolivia further south, plus in
different ways Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, comes to the same
conclusion: there is a wave of profound anti-American feeling
stretching from the Texas border to the Antarctic.
And almost everyone believes it will get worse.
. . .
Full story at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4861320.stm
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- How the US 'lost' Latin America David Farber (Apr 06)