A big opportunity for Obama and Lula

By Jeffrey Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin

“From the 1950s to the 1970s, the US government supported Latin
American militaries as they ousted democratic governments and tortured
opponents to silence dissent. In the 1980s, as Latin Americans
reconstructed fragile democracies, US leaders encouraged the new
governments to subscribe to the logic of unregulated markets. The
result was that people across the hemisphere were abandoned
economically by their governments just as they became citizens.

Today, as Obama works to undo the damage of the Bush era, he should also promote socioeconomic reform in Latin America that
brings material well-being and cultural inclusion to poor majorities.”

Read full article at http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0313/p09s02-coop.html

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