fiscal cliff update...............From People's World
''Until recently, the United States has operated 22 U.S. military bases
in Latin America, 800 worldwide. Now there are two more, one in Chile
and another in Argentina, the first in either country. The purported
justification is humanitarian.
U.S. diplomats and Chilean military chiefs gathered April 5 at the
Fort Aguayo naval base in Concón, 90 miles northwest of Santiago,
Chile's capital, to inaugurate a recently completed eight-building
complex intended as a training prop for mock urban battles. The U.S.
military's Southern Command provided $460,000 for construction. Training
will be consistent with U.S. military doctrine known as Military
Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT).''