Latin American Leaders Shift toward Going along with a US Invasion of Haiti
George Moffett., The Christian Science Monitor
WHEN he was asked in a press conference last week why Haiti was important to the United States, President Clinton responded with words that have usually sent shivers down Latin American backs: "We have an interest in stabilizing those democracies that are in our hemisphere."
For more than a century such lofty words have been invoked by US presidents to justify unlofty behavior: at least a dozen military interventions, some appended by harsh occupations, undertaken to advance the US's own interests in the hemisphere. In a sign of changing times, Latin American leaders appear to be taking the words of the current US president at face value. As Mr. Clinton sizes up the next …
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Publication information: Article title: Latin American Leaders Shift toward Going along with a US Invasion of Haiti. Contributors: George Moffett. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 1, 1994. Page number: 7. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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