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LETTER: US enables murderous gov in Latin America, then blocks path to safety

To the Editor: The sordid history of U.S. interventions in Latin America countries have nothing to do with helping the people in those countries. U.S. bankers and industrialists demand compliance from governments regarding business interests. Upp...

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To the Editor:

The sordid history of U.S. interventions in Latin America countries have nothing to do with helping the people in those countries. U.S. bankers and industrialists demand compliance from governments regarding business interests. Uppity governments get overturned. The CIA has a long record of participations in regime changes. However, regime changes initiated by outsiders often result in corrupt, drug-infested governments. These are terrifying consequences for people. According to immigrant interviews, had life-threatening dangers not been so imminently real, most would have preferred to remain in the only home they had ever known.

The gunman who barricaded the exit door before performing murderous rampage in a Maryland newspaper office was actually following U.S. immigrant policy script. The gunman implemented zero tolerance against the possibility that his victims might have a life.

What was this Trump-Sessions zero-tolerance barricade all about? First, they cast aside due process protection. After all, the U.S. Constitution is a silly impediment to the way Trump wants to rule. Then, government-provided pro bono legal services were suspended in April. Finally, they willfully violated the 1997 court decision (Flores v Reno) specific provisions toward protection of immigrant children.

Dave L. Wegner

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Sioux Falls

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