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    • Siba [a Puerto Rican]
    • 16.06.13 | 20:43 (IDT)

    is a model of US aid-driven opportunism used to establish artificial dominance in their respective region. Both are happy to cooperate on a world level but want a free hand at the regional level. Chile, mentioned in a comment below is a little more independent, I think. All have interest in dominating their respective regions: Chile over Bolivia [although it is not dominant over Peru], Colombia over it's neighbors, except Brazil, Israel over Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria [G-d willing it will break up into barely functioning and barely surviving ethnic cantons], and all of the Arabs of Palestine. But here's the difference: Jews are not Arabs, nor vice versa, but the same or roughly so, Indians, Spanish, African roots with a lot of variation resulted in Latin America. Panama, Colombia, Venezuela [the land of Bolívar and also of Chávez], and Ecuador were forcibly united by Bolívar and the Colombians in a critical part of the 19th century in a Republic of Gran [Greater] Colombia, which mercifully didn't last because it was based on domination; ask an informed national from any of the constituents on the list except Colombia. Colombia has a history of attempting to dominate its neighbors, as does Israel.

    from the article: Colombian president: Proud to be called 'the Israel of Latin America'
    First published 15:21 16.06.13 | Last updated 15:21 16.06.13
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