By Grace Livingstone
Using newly declassified files, Grace Livingstone finds the U.S. function within the darkest classes of Latin American historical past, together with Pinochet’s coup in Chile, the Contra warfare in Nicaragua and the loss of life squads in El Salvador. She indicates how George W Bush’s management used the conflict on Terror as a brand new pretext for intervention; the way it attempted to destabilise leftwing governments and ward off the ‘pink tide’ washing around the Americas. America’s yard additionally contains chapters on medicines, economic system and tradition. It explains why US drug coverage has triggered frequent environmental harm but didn't lessen the provision of cocaine, and it seems on the US monetary stake in Latin the United States and the suggestions of the massive corporations.
Today Latin americans are hard admire and an finish to the Washington Consensus. Will the White condominium listen?
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America's Backyard: The United States and Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror by Grace Livingstone