Saturday, June 05, 2004

Latin militaries and our discontents

The New York Times editorial writers (Tina Rosenberg?) are sounding a bit like WOLA these days (a good thing, in this case), as they take up today the issue of the dangers of increased reliance on Latin American militaries to address the region's woes. For openers:

...hemispheric relations are once again increasingly driven by America's military. This isn't healthy. History shows that when military-to-military ties dominate the relationship, as they did for much of the cold war, generals in Latin America feel empowered to act in any way they want so long as they guarantee a semblance of stability.