Buena suerte… vosotros vais a necesitarla.
Let’s be honest. The reason so much of Latin America is in turmoil is because of the USA’s insane and counterproductive War on Drug-Using Americans. There’s obviously a huge market for illicit drugs, and our national policy has driven all those billions of dollars squarely into the gladly open hands of the criminal underworld that controls the coca and marijuana fields. Whenever you hear the words “drug money”, remember where it’s coming from.
It’s even worse in Afghanistan, home to 90% of the world’s opium poppies, where Americans are financing both sides of our longest-running war.
Why don’t we take a lesson from Prohibition? After it was repealed, entrepreneurs opened taverns all across America and are now a source not of crime, destruction, and death but of conviviality, employment, taxes, civic engagement, and responsible behavior in cutting off people who’ve had too much.
Poor Latinos, JQ Adams was right Latin America was no where near sophisticated enough to manage a republican-democracy. Forcing them to imitate sophisticated democratic institutions has actually retarded their progress and put them behind where China is now.
Not even in the Spanglish dictionary is “the’re” ever been used. Orale’!
I very much appreciate your informed perspective. It is all too easy for many of us to forget the past actions of our government that bring consequences so far down the road.
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