> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Marv Gandall <marvgand2 at gmail.com>
> Subject: What US imperialism has wrought
> Date: May 4, 2019 at 9:15:19 AM PDT
> To: Pen-L Economics <pen-l at mail.csuchico.edu>, Socialist Project <SocialistProject at yahoogroups.ca>, LBO <lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org>
> 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."