Watch: Noam Chomsky on the Economic War on Latin
By Chris Spannos
October 08, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - 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.
In this episode of Amygdala, New Internationalist Digital Editor
Chris Spannos speaks with Chomsky about Economic War on Latin
America. From his Boston office at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in the US, Chomsky discusses the historic fear that the
superpower has had toward an independent Latin America. The
interview looks at the past US blockade on Cuba and recent changes
in US diplomacy toward the small island nation, the history of US
foreign policy toward the region, Brazil as an economic power-house
and Latin America’s efforts at regional integration.
This episode of Amygdala was produced for New Internationalist.
It is unacceptable to slander, smear or engage in personal attacks on authors of articles posted on ICH.
Those engaging in that behavior will be banned from the comment section.
with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material
is distributed without profit to those who have
expressed a prior interest in receiving the
included information for research and educational
purposes. Information Clearing House has no
affiliation whatsoever with the originator of
this article nor is Information ClearingHouse
endorsed or sponsored by the originator.)