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UNITED STATES - Trump’s Wall Against Latin America

Ilka Oliva Corado

Monday 30 January 2017, posted by Ilka Oliva Corado

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Without going that far, the wall which Trump intends to build, will not stop the forced immigration of Latin Americans because it is due to US foreign policy and its interference in Latin America. First and foremost. The constant harassment and intrusion on the internal affairs of other countries that it regards as its own. The ruthless plunder on lands that has always violated at will.

If we specifically refer to the migration of Central Americans and Mexicans to the United States, and we go a little deeper in the history of the last 50 years in the region, we will see in detail the role played by the Operation Condor and the imposed dictatorships that gave way to the creation of neoliberal governments obedient to the U.S.

People don’t leave because it is a luxury to live in the United States; they leave because they are forced to leave their own countries. They are forced by corrupt governments whose patronizing and impunity policies are for the benefit of the oligarchy and the large corporations from abroad.

Failed states, the big mafias that proliferate in the justice, education and health systems. The lack of adequate infrastructure. The nonexistent opportunities for development that offers and supports a healthy and integral life. The reasons are evident, visible and palpable, we can not be immune to the tragedy of forced migration. Neither we as citizens, nor the media, and much less the governments of the countries involved in it.

Trump knows it; he knows that it would help a lot the elimination of the renewed version of the Operation Condor. Put an end to the intrusive character of the US embassies south of the Rio Grande. Return that which has been stolen. Stop promoting, and carrying out coups d’état, and remove from the Latin American countries the U.S military bases which have nothing to do with humanitarian missions.

If Trump really wants to end the forced migration of Latinos to the United States, he must end the Merida Plan, the Southern Border Plan, the Maya-Chortí Plan, the Plan Alliance for Prosperity, and farther south, the Plan Colombia . That to begin with.

End the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic. The Chile-United States Free Trade Agreement. The Peru – United States Free Trade Agreement and, of course, stop insisting that South America give the yes to the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Because all these treaties are nothing more than new versions of the Operation Condor disguised as policies of inclusion and brotherhood between countries. They are interferences of a corporative nature accepted by governments that only benefit the oligarchies and the United States. They are machines of massive destruction of human lives and of the ecosystems of Latin America. They destroy and make the region poorer.

As long as the United States does not stop meddling in Latin America, there will be no wall capable to stop forced migration. No matter the massive deportations, people need to eat and they come to the United States looking for the daily bread that their own country denies and steals from them.

The sad thing about all this is that, while Executive Actions are being signed and words uttered, thousands continue to die on the border of death, thousands are still being kidnapped, tortured and disappeared, as they cross Central America and Mexico, trying to reach the United States. What government will sign an Executive Action to stop this genocide of undocumented immigrants? Who will be indignant in the face of such a tragedy?

It is not a wall; it is the U.S interference in Latin America.

Postscript: By the way, when will he sign an Executive Action to eliminate the Decree against Venezuela? I mean, making good use of this festival of Executive Actions.

Crónicas de una Inquilina

Translated by Marvin Najarro

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