U.S. pledges billions in aid to develop Central America, curb migration

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    • #2467
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      “Finally, we see that Mexico and the U.S. are on the same page in understanding and tackling migration from Central America as a regional issue, not something that one country can handle on its own,” said Christopher Wilson, deputy director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington.

      Since much of the money will come through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and will not cost U.S. taxpayers, it is “the creative solution that was found that makes this much more palatable to the Trump administration,” Wilson said.

      Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Washington is committing $5.8 billion to development in Central America and increasing public and private investment in Mexico via OPIC by $4.8 billion.


      So the question is, how will the corpocracy leverage this money to their own ends,
      requiring us to send “peacekeepers” in to protect their interests!



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      Personally, I think that is the root of the problem in the first place.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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        On the surface this plan sounds reasonable, but efficient public regulatory authority over organizations like OPIC are critical to ensure worker rights and environmental protections.

        “A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington

        The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
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    • #2496
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Anybody here know anything about the history of that institution?

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      The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the living memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum. In tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue, the Center informs actionable ideas for Congress, the administration, and the broader policy community.


      The Woodrow Wilson Center was established by legislation in 1968 to symbolize and strengthen the “fruitful relation between the world of learning and the world of public affairs.” Created within the Smithsonian Institution, the Center has an independent Board of Trustees and administration.

      Could actually be “clean”!!!

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
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    • #2579
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      Sound unlikely to succeed but prosperity (which would benefit from a ‘Marshall Plan’ – which this falls far short of) in Central America is better than building a HUUUUGE wall on our southern border.

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

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      Sounds more like billions to the RW quasi-militaries that run those countries.

      Forcing people to work without pay is akin to slavery.

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