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US: Support for Latin American dictators

From Mexico, Raul Escalante says: "I may be mistaken, but hasn t the US recently supported a number of central Asian dictators and warlords in exchange for their cooperation against the Taliban? What about the Saudi royals? The fact that the dictators being granted support are no longer Latin American (there simply aren' t that many left, thank goodness!) does not necessarily reflect a change of heart. I am no America-basher , but I believe that US foreign policy is too often guided by myopic pragmatism supported by special interest groups".

Ronald Hilton - 8/8/03