The Brazilian De Facto

The older sibling to America's War against Terror was, and still is, the Latin American Drug War... We have helped to reduce The National Security Threat (as was declared by Ronald Reagan in 1986) by initiating a broader and much more far reaching intervention, since the Cold War.

President Bush's participation in the fourth Summit of the Americanas, representing 33 Latin American nations, was full stream ahead..
Although the media's remained in fascination with the cries of poverty in the streets and the outrage of an excessively unemployed Latin America, approx. count: 2.8 million ...

Dr. Tapia's (N.Y.) ARTICLE : gives a quick jest to the Latin America and The World Economy.

A country dogged by terrorists and thieves from as far back as the romantic Eva Peron, who told them, "I leave you my heart".... as she departed with their entire treasury.

[Argentinean Summit; 11-05 | Seated Dignitaries]

I saved this incredible article by:
Shannon Mccaffery
Thu, Sep. 15, 2005

Program to battle Colombian drug trafficking gets fresh scrutiny

Excerpt: of article:
...this conflict-ridden South American country. And staying ahead of the smugglers is expensive. Since 2000, the United States has sent $4.5 billion to Colombia to help battle drug trafficking.
That six-year program, known as Plan Colombia, is set to expire at the end of this year...

[PHOTO: Carlos Duran;(FARC)Corinto Cauca 9/20-05]

Alan Caruba,
~FMNN Writer from the Right
~Founder, National Anxiety Center
~Author, “Warning Signs”

...has a very informative article on the Latin American Connection, which outlines his view on the players, the strategies, the concerns, and the probabilities...Read:

Latin America Takes a Hard Turn to the Left

Article excerpt:

In a March commentary, "Caudillos to Communism", Gordon Frisch takes the reader on a travelogue that spells big trouble to the south of us. Frisch spent more than twenty years in oil and gas exploration, working in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. For the last 17 years he has edited a financial and geopolitical newsletter. Writing about Argentina, Frisch notes that "The Pew Research Center says that anti-Americanism is the highest in Argentina of any Latin American country at 73%." Its president is Nestor Kirchner who has plans for the "Cubanization" of Latin America that mirror similar movements in Uruguay, Bolivia, and Peru.

Geopolitical experts, however, contend that Argentina, Brazil and Chile will stay friendly to U.S. interests because their economies are better developed, are growing, and will benefit far more by trade with us than by going the route of Venezuela. Maybe.

In Ecuador, the president, Lucio Gutierrez, was a militant member of the Marxist Peronist Party. In Bolivia, Frisch puts his money on Evo Morales of the leftist MAS (Movement Toward Socialism) Party to be the next president.

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As Frisch puts it, "Panama is close to becoming a de facto Chinese puppet."

Former President Carter will be remembered for relinquishing U.S. control of the Panama Canal. Today in a nation of only two million people, 40,000 of them are legal Chinese residents and another 150,000 Chinese are not. When the U.S. withdrew, Hutchison Whampoa, a Hong Kong-based front company for the People's Liberation Army and the communist party, leased and now controls port facilities at both ends of the Canal."

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