[lbo-talk] What US imperialism has wrought

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Sat May 4 09:15:19 PDT 2019

The scale of the murderous mayhem and misery in the US Empire’s backyard is staggering.

"Since the turn of this century, more than 2.5 million people have been killed in the homicide crisis gripping Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Igarapé Institute, a research group that tracks violence worldwide.

"The region accounts for just 8 percent of the global population, yet 38 percent of the world’s murders. It has 17 of the 20 deadliest nations on earth.

“And in just seven Latin American countries — Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela — violence has killed more people than the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen combined."

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