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  •  That's simply not true. (1+ / 0-)
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    Tony Situ

    Except for Venezuela, Bolivia, and Cuba, and to a lesser extent Ecuador and Nicaragua, the US retains extraordinarily good, cooperative relationships and even direct military cooperation.  And the Obama administration has a better working relationship with leftist Brazil than with Tea Party Arizona.   A leftist government winning an election in Brazil is a good thing, not a bad thing, for the US, and Brazil has not been anti-US in any way, for instance.  

    The problem for the US with Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, is their direct actions of picking fights with the US because it sells well domestically in those countries.  It sold less well in Honduras, it turned out.  And those countries are all opting for a different form of government that eliminates or subjugates basic individual human rights such as freedom of speech and the right to own property. All of that is very much contested space in those countries, and because so many people of those countries have "feet in two worlds" with relationships and even dual citizenship in the US, it makes it our business to be involved in legal ways to advocate for our values and interests in those contested spaces.

    •  It's like we've got our own emissary from AEI. (2+ / 0-)
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      shmuelman, CharlesII

      "Paid Activist" is an oxymoron.

      by JesseCW on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 03:51:36 PM PDT

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      •  No, more like the Democratic Party (1+ / 0-)
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        Our policy toward Venezuela is what's in the Democratic Platform.

        Standing With Those Demanding Greater Freedom. As we continue to perfect our union here at home, setting an example for others to follow, we will also continue to champion universal rights abroad. We recognize that different cultures and traditions give life to these values in distinct ways, and each country will inevitably chart its own course. America will not impose any system of government on another country. But we also know that the sovereignty of nations cannot strangle the liberty of individuals. So as people around the world yearn for greater freedom, we will continue to support progress toward more accountable, democratic governance and the exercise of universal rights. We will do so through a variety of means: by speaking out for universal rights, bolstering fragile democracies and civil society, and supporting the dignity that comes with development.
        Maybe you'd better see if you're in the right party.
    •  Yoiks! (0+ / 0-)

      We're is Pinochet, the Argentinian Generals and Fujimori when you need them!

      "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

      by shmuelman on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 10:05:32 PM PDT

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