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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 02:34 PM
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2. I found the military portion of the article to be most interesting
Basically it says that our hold over Latin and South America is through military aid through which we control basic policy and get their military trained according to our views. But

However, except for Colombia and Argentina, all the major countries of South America are on the ASPA black list: Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay and Brazil. Prior to the passage of the ASPA, the major South American players had nearly 700 officers in training in U.S. military schools under the International Military Education and Training program. That number is essentially down to zero, say U.S. Southern Command sources.

"We have lost access to a whole generation of military officers," a Southern Command source told UPI.


Interesting. Very interesting. So our only military contact in SA is in Columbia.
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