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03-24-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnnywhite View Post
Correct about 6% of US oil imports both before & during Chavez's presidency. What he was 'resistant to' was the 'plantation' mentality he perceived from the US towards Latin America, companies like United Fruit & the big sugar & coffee outfits. That was actually the gist of the book he gave to Obama at their first(?) meeting.
Open Veins of Latin America, an interesting book, but as usual, nothing but finger-pointing which fails to tackle what I believe is an essential point within the Latin American context, culture.

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