The US and its allies have transformed Haiti into an aid state that is not controlled by and does not serve the Haitian people. America owes an enormous debt to Haiti — starting with asylum and a warm welcome for migrants.
Kevin Cashman is a senior associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. The views expressed here are his own.
The OAS Helped Facilitate Last Year’s Coup Against Evo Morales. Now It’s Observing Today’s Bolivian Elections.
The Organization of American States, a supposedly neutral election observer, helped legitimate last year’s coup in Bolivia by falsely claiming Evo Morales had committed election fraud. And now it’s observing today’s elections — a fundamental threat to the prospects for democracy in the country.
We’re still waiting for the full results of the Iowa caucus. In Bolivia, the United States backed a violent coup against Evo Morales for even less.
You can tell a lot about a candidate’s foreign policy by the way they’ve responded to the right-wing coup in Bolivia. Bernie Sanders immediately called out the coup by name. Elizabeth Warren did not.
Mainstream commentators continue to assert that Evo Morales oversaw a fraudulent election in Bolivia that led to his resignation. But the “resignation” was a coup — and there’s still no proof the election was even fraudulent.
US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world.