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sábado, noviembre 05, 2005

Mar Del Plata

When you're sitting in the US and looking toward South America, it's hard to know what the US looks like from there. And then every once in a while something happens, Mar del Plata is an example, and you can see exactly what US foreign policy looks like from South America and how it feels.

I don't approve of violence. But it's really important to inquire, "Why are these people feeling like this? Exactly what role does the US play in their lives? Why are these people so angry?" A hint: do you know whether there is or is not electricity today in Cancun Centro? And if by chance you don't know, do you know how to find out?