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By Grace Livingstone

ISBN-10: 1848132131

ISBN-13: 9781848132139

ISBN-10: 184813214X

ISBN-13: 9781848132146

the us has formed Latin American heritage, condemning it to poverty and inequality by way of intervening to guard the wealthy and robust. America’s yard tells the tale of that intervention.

Using newly declassified files, Grace Livingstone finds the united states function within the darkest sessions of Latin American background, together with Pinochet’s coup in Chile, the Contra warfare in Nicaragua and the demise squads in El Salvador. She exhibits how George W Bush’s management used the battle on Terror as a brand new pretext for intervention; the way it attempted to destabilise leftwing governments and thrust back the ‘pink tide’ washing around the Americas. America’s yard additionally comprises chapters on medicinal drugs, economic climate and tradition. It explains why US drug coverage has prompted frequent environmental harm but did not decrease the provision of cocaine, and it seems to be on the US fiscal stake in Latin the US and the thoughts of the large corporations.

Today Latin american citizens are not easy recognize and an finish to the Washington Consensus. Will the White apartment listen?

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