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View Diary: Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela (38 comments)

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  •  I think that China's increasing (4+ / 0-)

    involvement and influence in Latin America has been a contributing factor to their getting the courage to stand up to the boot of the Munroe Doctrine.

    •  Essentially when the U.S. decided (4+ / 0-)
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      to have its "war on terror" the Chinese saw an opening for new markets

      While I agree that china's interests helped, the other factors I would think have to be the rise of a true left in Latin America and, relating to the U.S. lack of interest, the decline of Neoliberalism in there so that independent voices of different types could take root

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