Thursday, January 05, 2006

Unpopular U.S. set to Involve Military in Paraguay

A recent Council on Hemispheric Affairs report [COHA Memorandum to the Press, "2005: Another Terrible Year for U.S. – Latin American Relations," January 2, 2006] contains two interesting tidbits:

on average, poll readings show that the Bush administration has over 80% of all Latin Americans giving him an unfavorable reading.

2. James C. Cason, whom the COHA report describes as "bizarre," has been moved from his post as head of the U.S. Interest Section in Havana to Paraguay. The report comments, "His appointment is a clear sign that the odds are mounting that a U.S. military facility will be built in Paraguay, although the Pentagon has repeatedly denied this."


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