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July 22, 2020, 9:01 a.m. -  Luix

Yes, but at the same time and derived from The Monroe Doctrine (later expanded by Rutherford Hayes when the Panama canal was built, and even later by Roosevelt to address not only the USA territory but also "their interests", namely those of the USA industries in the continent) the expression "America for the Americans" was created to reinforce the idea of the USA dominance over the region. In these times when significant efforts to abolish colonialism and asymmetries are gaining traction, I think the introduction of this discussion is pertinent. I don't know if you are aware of the atrocities comitted under the [Operation Condor](, or [the horrendous torture methods taught at the School of the Americas]( by the US military to the South and Central American repressive forces. In this context, the appropriation of the America name certainly hits some open wounds, as you might see. Anyway, I recon this is quite a stretch from Dave's current (and excellent) piece. Thanks for the opinion exchange though!

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