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US: Support for Latin American dictators

Christopher Jones says: "In all fairness and not condoning some of the more unsundry invasions, out of over 50 US interventions in Latin America listed by John Heelan, 35 took place before World War II in an era when gunboats were a "jolly good thing." The post war period was as we all know a period of complete confrontation for survival with the Soviet Union. I frankly find the 1954 Guatemala intervention the most damning -- although I am not at all familiar with the details".

Ronald Hilton - 8/8/03