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By Grace Livingstone

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

Using newly declassified records, Grace Livingstone finds the USA position within the darkest sessions of Latin American heritage, together with Pinochet’s coup in Chile, the Contra warfare in Nicaragua and the dying squads in El Salvador. She exhibits 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 thrust back the ‘pink tide’ washing around the Americas. America’s yard additionally comprises chapters on medicines, financial system and tradition. It explains why US drug coverage has triggered common environmental harm but didn't decrease the provision of cocaine, and it appears on the US financial stake in Latin the US and the recommendations of the massive corporations.

Today Latin american citizens are challenging recognize and an finish to the Washington Consensus. Will the White residence listen?

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