The economic war on Latin America

Chris Spannos speaks with the acclaimed public intellectual about the shift in US policy toward Cuba and what it signals.

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 28 September 2015, US President Barack Obama said that ‘for 50 years, the United States pursued a Cuba policy that failed to improve the lives of the Cuban people’, and proclaimed: ‘We changed that.’ His speech comes after much news signalling a thaw in relations rooted in the Cold-War era.

But does the US foreign policy shift in relations toward Cuba indicate a change in regional goals, or does it signal new strategy to advance the same old objectives? Internationally acclaimed public intellectual and linguist Noam Chomsky answers the big questions about US relations with Latin America.

1 comment

  1. george patterson October 13, 2015 4:48 pm 

    This interview with Noam Chomsky is another luminous example in which Chomsky in which the US foreign policy shift in relations toward Cuba does not indicate a change in regional goals of economic exploitation and economic,domination that mirror the Monroe Doctrine. What it signals is a new subtle and sophisticated strategy to advance the same old objectives of imperial domination through the so-called free trade agreements that are not really free trade agreements but those that maximize economic benefits for the US corporations, companies,and the U S economy at the expense of the economy of Mexico and other Latin American countries. But the Latin American countries have finally begun to succeed in resisting this economic domination by forming an economic alliance for the first time in five hundred years, thus providing a candlelight of hope, optimism, and enthusiasm..

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