It is time for the Obama administration to admit that the foreign policy dealing with Latin America and Cuba, since World War II, has been a policy unworthy of our country.
The very best, penetrating, illusion-shattering account of this disastrous policy was written by Noam Chomsky, linguistics professor at MIT, and our finest news analyst.
He stated that a number of American presidential administrations either placed in power brutal and corrupt dictators or maintained men of this caliber in many Latin American countries in order to support U.S. investors in their pursuit of corporate profit.
According to Chomsky, any attempt by a Latin American country to nationalize their resources to benefit their own people was viewed by the U.S. as a threat to American economic interests.
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Latin American governments, whether democratically elected or not, were overthrown by the CIA and a more compliant government put in place; it was done to maintain control of the country and its resources.
This disastrous policy has, over the long run, killed or displaced millions of innocent people men, women and children.
Finally, according to Chomsky, “We can’t change things unless we begin to understand them.”