Stopping U.S. Militarism in Latin America
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The activation of the US Navy’s 4th Fleet, support for the coup in Honduras, negotiation of a military base agreement with Colombia, funding of new naval bases in Honduras and Panama, continued hostility to Venezuela, military deployment to Haiti after the earthquake, and agreement to deploy 7,000 Marines to Costa Rica demonstrate greater continuity than change in US policy and militarization in Latin America in the last two years.
The FOR is joining with organizations from throughout Latin America and the United States in a continental campaign to end foreign military presence in the hemisphere. The campaign is a project of the FOR Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean.
See our Blog and Information Section for action ideas, resources, analysis, and events in this coalition effort.