lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2009

The worries of Mr. Right

I thought that the arrival of Obama to the White House would mean something in relation to Latin America. Not so. Its occupant is worried about the latest arms spree of Hugo Chávez's. Why should he worry about a possible arms build-up in Latin America when his own country is continuously building up its fire power? Well, just a question of tradition. The country of Mr. Right has been doing as he pleases along a century and a half in the Hispanic world, and doesn't like the idea of having any conceivable resistance in case they decided to put things in the right place, as so often has happened. The list would be endless: between the invasion of Mexico (keeping half of it) and the invasion of Granada there were momentous undertakings as the Filipino genocide, the occupation of Cuba and Puerto Rico, the conquest of Guam, the separation of Panama from Colombia, the interventions in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, the financing of civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador,  the (again) invasion of Panama, the organization of military coups in Chile, Argentina, Brazil etc...etc...etc...And they say they are worried!
Sorry, Mr. Right. It's us who are worried. We all know that your worries are very worrisome indeed.

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