Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
Regions / Dominican Republic
This article examines the sixth summit of the Americas and analyzes how the event reflects a trend of Washington's declining hegemony in Latin America and the rise of unified opposition to American policies, particularly the militarization of the region, drug war and isolation of Cuba.
U.S.-Caribbean economic relations since 1950 divide into two periods: 1) the cold war era, when security concerns about communism shaped U.S. policy, and 2) the post-cold war period, when the importance of the Caribbean to U.S. strategic interests has diminished, and U.S. policy is driven by a new set of concerns.