By Grace Livingstone
Using newly declassified records, Grace Livingstone finds the U.S. position within the darkest sessions of Latin American background, together with Pinochet’s coup in Chile, the Contra conflict in Nicaragua and the loss of life squads in El Salvador. She indicates how George W Bush’s management used the struggle on Terror as a brand new pretext for intervention; the way it attempted to destabilise leftwing governments and beat back the ‘pink tide’ washing around the Americas. America’s yard additionally comprises chapters on medicinal drugs, financial system and tradition. It explains why US drug coverage has brought on common environmental harm but didn't lessen the provision of cocaine, and it seems to be on the US financial stake in Latin the United States and the techniques of the large corporations.
Today Latin american citizens are tough appreciate and an finish to the Washington Consensus. Will the White residence 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