Remember Manuel Noriega, our man in Panama? Until he wasn’t? Somebody else down south has similar reasons to worry. Atilio Boron explains why.
by Atilio Boron
Translation: David Brookbank for ALAI (Latin America in Movement)
August 26, 2009
The UNASUR summit in Bariloche, Argentina will have to face two grave problems weighing heavily on Latin America: the military coup in Honduras and the militarization of the region as a result of the installation of not one but seven U.S. military bases in Colombia.
Regarding the first problem, UNASUR ought to demand consistency from Barack Obama in his statements of support for a new era of inter-American relations. As has been pointed out on numerous occasions, the coup is a trial balloon intended to test the reactions of the peoples and governments of the region. And that it happened in Honduras is precisely because that is the country most intensely subjected to the ideological influence and political dominance of Washington. Continue reading