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.''