USA’s Latin America policy finally grows up

Instead of killing an elected president and installing a military dictator like we did in Chile, or changing governments like a rich person changes underwear like we did in Central America, or trying to assassinate a sitting head of state like we did in Cuba, the US has finally gotten around to having a mature, serious, Latin American policy…..

 

Wait, what? Oh hell no!

An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger… Beginning as early as October 2009, a project overseen by the U.S. Agency for International Development sent Venezuelan, Costa Rican and Peruvian young people to Cuba in hopes of ginning up rebellion. The travelers worked undercover, often posing as tourists, and traveled around the island scouting for people they could turn into political activists.

Three things.

1. Could we please, please, please, abolish USAID once and for all? Please?

2. Despite the half-assed stupidity baked into this plan, it actually is an improvement over the cases discussed in my opening ‘graf

3. This was the Obama admin.? Not Reagan?

 

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