Just as disturbing of a scenario for the US is if this has a knock-on effect that enhances Chinese influence in Mexico after its leftist president-elect AMLO takes office at the beginning of December, thereby representing an unprecedented challenge to the US’ political dominance in the entire Western Hemisphere.
The resultant dilemma is extremely delicate for all sides because the US can’t risk Central America failing even more than it already is – largely due to Washington’s own military, economic, and political policies towards it – because this could catalyze a chain reaction of destabilization that might lead to overwhelming numbers of migrants fleeing north towards its border.
Instead of coming off as a brilliant “balancing” move that makes a variety of disparate countries stakeholders in its stability, Nicaragua’s military decree appears more and more like a clumsy attempt to hide its leadership’s capitulation to the US.
Although Guatemala recognized Belize’s 1981 independence over a decade later in 1992, it never dropped its claims to the southern half of this newly created country.
“They shall no more prevail than we give way to.” William Shakespeare, Henry VIII “King Henry the Eighth, to six wives he was wedded. One died, one survived, two divorced, two beheaded.” English mnemonic device From the early 1950s until 2000 the United States supported a number of quasi-fascist regimes […]
Mexico’s drug war, which official statistics say has claimed 34,000 lives in the past several years, still is not widely covered in the media. Journalists have been focusing more on Central America, where drug cartels are involved in a struggle for channels they used to smuggle cocaine, heroin and other […]