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Thu May 5, 2016, 01:24 AM

 

Hillary Clinton and Wall Streetís Neoliberal War on Latin America

Wow! This is a longish read, but exceedingly informative, connecting so many dots -- including the social upheavals and economic turmoil in many Latin American nations -- it makes ones head swim (at least if does mine). And you guessed it, Hillary and Goldman Sachs are heavily involved, and not in a good way.


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Hillary Clinton and Wall Streetís Neoliberal War on Latin America
MAY 4, 2016 * by ERIC DRAGSTER * Counterpunch

By now it is old news that there is a coup afoot in Brazil and that the right-wing is using extraordinary political measures to overthrow of Dilma Rousseff.

What is little discussed amid all the talk of impeachment and corruption in Brazil is the larger context: how international finance capital is working with Hillary Clinton and other U.S. political elites to reassert the Washington Consensus in Latin America; how the right wing throughout the region is collaborating in this project; and how this is manifesting in the targeted countries. Though the pieces of this puzzle may be partially concealed, it is time to put them all together to see the big picture. ...snip...

There is no doubt that one of the targets in Latin America remains raw materials and commodities: both Brazil and Argentina are recognized as major sources for energy and other commodities, while Venezuela remains one of the worldís leading oil producers. So from that perspective alone, these countries are obviously highly prized by the Wall Street jackals. But it goes much deeper than that as Latin America is now seen as a focal point of the broader drive to extend U.S.-Wall Street-London hegemony both economically and politically.

Perhaps the centerpieces of this push are the much-discussed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which would create a corporate supranational trade infrastructure that would essentially subordinate individual nations to the hegemony of corporations and capital. Naturally, the left-progressive forces in Latin America, and their allies, have been the major stumbling block to implementing the TPP and TTIP. But that is now set to change.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/04/hillary-clinton-and-wall-streets-neoliberal-war-on-latin-america/

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Thu May 5, 2016, 01:46 AM

1. It is no accident that Hillary Clinton has Henry Kissinger as a mentor, friend and...

...adviser.

Yup. Henry Fucking Kissinger.

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Thu May 5, 2016, 10:57 AM

2. Yup. Tell ma again how "progressive" Hillary is.

 

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