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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 04:27 AM

Cuba Evokes the History of American Imperialism in Latin America

March 23, 2016
Cuba Evokes the History of American Imperialism in Latin America

by Cody Cain

As President Barack Obama makes history as the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928, we find ourselves reflecting upon our historic relationship with Latin America.

We were all taught in school that America is a great and kind nation that promotes freedom and democracy around the world. And many still drink the Kool-Aid of how America can do no wrong.

History, however, paints a rather different picture.

Latin America has suffered grievously as a result of the unfortunate circumstance of being located in the same neighborhood as the mighty empire of the United States. This is really no different from subjugated territories of other empires in history, such as the Roman Empire, or the Ottoman Empire. It is no fun living in the shadow of imperial domination because the empire exploits you. And if you step out of line, you are crushed like a bug.

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malthaussen Mar 2016 #1

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 09:32 AM

1. Actually, I was taught no such thing in school.

Mind you, I was educated in a time when justification was not yet deemed necessary.

-- Mal

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