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November 21, 2005

Latin America to US: "NIMBY" ?

From Business Week Online (via Yahoo Finance):

Why Latin America Detests Uncle Sam
Monday November 21, 10:39 am ET
By Geri Smith

"Yankees Go Home!" has long been a rallying cry for Latin Americans who resent the U.S.'s heavy-handed approach to its neighbors in the hemisphere. But anti-American sentiment is worse today than it has been in decades, and that was all too evident at the recent Summit of the Americas in Argentina.

Some 25,000 protesters turned out for a rally where President George W. Bush was excoriated as "fascist" and "genocidal," and U.S. flags were burned to protest the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuses. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowed to scuttle the Free Trade Area of the Americas, claiming it will crush local farmers and industries.

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Posted by Becky at November 21, 2005 1:10 PM Posted to International