The Summit of the Amercas, Drug Legalization, ‘Asymmetric’ Relations & Security Cooperation: Is the US Poised to Regain Hegemony with Regional Proxy Wars Through Colombia?
The US’s drug war in Latin America is criminal and must end. But the call to ‘debate’ drug policy is being advanced by the same US aligned political figures that have most embraced the militarization of the region in the name of the drug war.
An excellent overview of Latin American political landscape and US government interests and actions against democracy under President Obama.
Quote: “The US’s agenda in Latin America is regaining hegemony. But US allies have been lacking political personalities capable of garnering strong support in their home countries. Openness to dialog or even limited reform on drug policy, which appears to challenge Uncle Sam’s agenda, could go a long way in gaining popular support, generating an apparently ‘independent’ block of right leaning political figures to challenge the South American lineup, while continuing security operations to impose transnational business interests through repression and criminalization.”
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