Even as they use language including words like “democracy” and “freedom,” the guardians of U.S. economic hegemony in the Western Hemisphere continue to try and curtail those very values for our Latin American neighbors. This is why the Chicago Tribune editorial to which I responded earlier is so reprehensible. When you read the Orwellian rhetoric of Republican congressman Connie Mack in this article, you’ll see why a more full and balanced view of what is happening in certain parts of Latin America is vital to our electorate.

Snide propaganda like that purveyed by the Chicago Tribune only reinforces the corporate-sponsored ignorance of the electorate, and allows corporate shills like Mack to continue pushing through policies that have long since proven to result in little more than poverty, misery, and death for a great many Latin Americans.

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