Tag Archives: Western Hemisphere

Harry Targ :
The Central American refugees are 21st century descendants of imperialism

The popular narratives about the horrific migration ignore the history of U.S.-inspired violence in the region and the economic devastation caused by neoliberal economic policies. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | July 20, 2014 A military coup in … finish reading Harry Targ :
The Central American refugees are 21st century descendants of imperialism

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Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

Front page of New York Daily News, October 23, 1962. From the Mitchell Archives.The Cuba story, Part 3:The Bay of Pigs to the missile crisis The Cuban missile crisis suggests that the United States would go to any extreme, even … finish reading Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

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Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 2

John F. Kennedy and Rómulo Betancourt at Alliance for Progress meeting in La Morita, Venezuela, Dec. 16, 1961. Image from Wikimedia Commons. The Cuba story, Part 2:The Bay of Pigs to the missile crisis The Castros of this world, the … finish reading Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 2

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Harry Targ : The Ideology of U.S. Hegemony in the Hemisphere

Indiana Senator Albert Beveridge articulated what was to become the new ideology of American empire. Image from the Library of Congress.The ideological dimension:U.S. Hegemony in the Western Hemisphere In relations with Latin America, and particularly Cuba, policy has been built … finish reading Harry Targ : The Ideology of U.S. Hegemony in the Hemisphere

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Harry Targ : Diplomatic Rejection at Cartagena Summit Reflects U.S. Decline

Is U.S. image fading? President Obama on giant screen at Americas Summit in Cartagena, April 14, 2012. Photo by John Vizcaino / Reuters.Occupy Latin America:Changing relations in the hemisphere Latin America’s rejection of U.S. diplomatic dominance at the Cartagena, Colombia, … finish reading Harry Targ : Diplomatic Rejection at Cartagena Summit Reflects U.S. Decline

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Harry Targ : Obama and Latin America Just More of the Same

Early promise: Barack Obama, shown addressing the Cuban American National Foundation on Cuba and Latin American policy at a Cuban Independence Day Celebration in Miami in 2008, loosened travel restriction for Cuban Americans. Photo from AP.Promise unfulfilled:A progressive responseto Obama’s … finish reading Harry Targ : Obama and Latin America Just More of the Same

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Honduras and Western Hemisphere : Summer Rerun?

A new day dawns in the Western Hemisphere:The old day not yet buriedBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / July 1, 2009 Sunday the Honduran military carried out a coup ousting President Manuel Zelaya from power. Almost immediately leaders … finish reading Honduras and Western Hemisphere : Summer Rerun?

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