The United States knows it has lost ground in Our America and wants it back at any cost, sparking a chain reaction to push progressive governments of the region out of power, those it considers “enemies” that should be overthrown by any means or through “soft, low intensity or violent coups,” it’s all the same.
This is the current situation in Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, as it has been in Argentina, and could be in other nations in the future, where autonomous anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal processes are being implemented, in defense regional integration.
Washington is making full use of the old annexationist right wing to fulfill its objective, the heirs of European colonialism later trained in U.S. neocolonialism, and who only know of using force to maintain or impose their control.
It is clear that these traditional conservative parties, weakened due to their repressive measures against the people, their paramilitaries, cases of corruption, their links to drug trafficking and their endless servility to the White House, are aware that they have scarce possibilities of winning at the polls, unless they commit outright fraud.
They have as a weapon the media under their control, while at the same time they make full use of “press freedom” to lie, slander, call for civil disobedience and even unscrupulously encourage and provoke street riots such as those seen in Brazil and Ecuador.
They violate all the rules of the “democracy” they claim to defend, and their demand is the same: that the presidents of progressive governments resign.
They unleash genuine economic wars, as seen in Venezuela, creating scarcities of basic goods, and previously in Argentina through the so-called “Vulture Funds,” they corrupt politicians, militaries and weak figures of the “left” and even go as far as to use criminal gangs to generate situations of chaos, as occurred in El Salvador.
The United States meanwhile stokes historic territorial disputes to weaken “adversary” governments of the region, while at the same time it rekindles divisions contrary to regional unity.
Third countries considered "friends" by the White House, act as operational bases for the special services of the Pentagon to monitor and support destabilization plans, in which their military presence has increased.
Of course, the funding for all this comes from Washington, drug lords in different disguises, and organizations which with their “overcoats of cooperation and development aid” hide their true objectives: to subvert order in the grassroots, and exacerbate differences between ethnic minorities, religious faiths and different social groups of the poorest, campesinos, miners and workers in general.
The newest major operation against Latin America and the Caribbean is in full swing, as various leaders have already warned, but the United States has not yet understood, due to its imperialist arrogance, that new times with significant geopolitical changes are apace in the world, which will surely derail its delirious quest to dominate the Great Motherland. (Rebelión)