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Saturday, December 22, 2012

''Pentagon Using Drug Wars as Excuse to Build Bases in Latin America''

fiscal cliff update...................From TruthOut

''Under the auspices of the drug war, the United States is returning to its historical pattern of using Central America and the Caribbean for its own military and strategic purposes.

Even as a growing chorus of voices throughout Latin America argue that military responses to drug trafficking are ineffective against the narcotics trade and exacerbate existing human rights abuses and official corruption, the U.S. military presence in the region is growing.''

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