Washington’s ‘New Managers’ in Latin America

… Oligarchs, Bankers and Swindlers – Published on Axis of Logic, by James Petras, July 9, 2016;

Introduction: amid raging corruption, social pathologies and outright political thuggery, a new gang of vassal regimes has taken-over Latin America. The new rulers are strictly recruited as the protégé’s of US financial and banking institutions. Hence the financial press refers to them as the “new managers” – of Wall Street … //

… Vassals as Managers of Empire: … //

… Conclusion:

As Washington and the prostitute press hail their ‘new managers’ in Latin America, the celebration is abruptly given way to mass rage over corruption and demands for a shift to the political left.

In Brazil, “President” Temer rushes to implement big business measures, as his time in office is limited to weeks not months. His time out of jail is nearing a deadline. His cabinet of ‘technocrats’ prepare their luggage to follow.

Maurico Macri may survive a wave of strikes and protests and finish the year in office. But the plunging economy and pillage of the treasury is leading business to bankruptcy, the middle class to empty bank accounts and the dispossessed to spontaneous mass upheavals.

Washington’s new managers in Latin America cannot cope with an unruly citizenry and a failing free market economy.

Coups have been tried and work for grabbing power but do not establish effective rulership. Political shift to the right are gyrating out of Washington’s orbit and find no new counter-balance in the break-up of the European Union.

Vassal capitalist takeovers in Latin America generated publicist anesthesia and Wall Street euphoria; only to be rudely shocked to reality by economic pathologies.

Washington and Wall Street and their Latin America managers sought a false reality of unrestrained profits and pillaged wealth. The reality principle now forces them to recognize that their failures are inducing rage today and uprisings tomorrow.

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Dear Labour … THIS is Why We Support Jeremy Corbyn, 9.18 min, on Dissident Voice, by JJ, July 9, 2016 (video als on YouTube);

If Afghan Lives Mattered, Dallas Lives Would Matter, on ZNet.org (first on Davidswanson.org), by David Swanson, July 9, 2016: the man who murdered police officers in Dallas, Texas, this week had earlier been employed in a massive operation, now in its 15th year, that has killed many thousands of people in Afghanistan. He was trained to kill by the U.S. military using U.S. tax dollars … // … Murdering police officers because some other police officers committed murder is unfair, unjust, immoral, and certainly counterproductive on its own terms. The Dallas killer managed to get himself killed by means of a bomb delivered by a robot … // … Greater militarization of the police, not greater restraint, will follow this incident. More lives will be lost;

Le droit à la déconnexion passe avec le coup de force de Manuel Valls, dans Développez, par Miary, le 8 juillet 2016: serait-ce l’une des dispositions les moins controversées de la loi Travail?

Comment sécuriser et renforcer notre système social avec le revenu d’existence? dans Médiapart.fr, par My-Karol, le 7 juillet 2016;
(mon commentaire: et si le revenu d’existence serait abusé pour nous rendre tous solidaires dans l’austerité? Car QUI va finalement décider, COMBIEN on recevra chacun à la fin? Et quand on nous aura réduit tous à notre bol de riz quotidien avec cette splendide super-idée (Guy Valette, LA SCIENCE DU PARTAGE), vous ferrez quoi? Reflechissez, est-ce que vos protestations contre la loi du travail ont-elles abouties? Où est votre capacité d’empêcher cette destruction continue quand nos élus/le parlement nous trahissent systematiquement en votant des loi anti-sociales? – Heidi);

Global Capitalism: Monthly Economic Update JUNE 2016, 82.41 min, uploaded by Democracy At Work;

Brexit’s spin off:

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