Greg Grandin discusses his recent article “Losing Latin America, What Will The Obama Doctrine Be Like?” about U.S. intervention in Latin America dating back to the Monroe Doctrine, the lessons learned by the War Party from Iran-Contra, how American domination under the guise of “free-trade” has turned many against capitalism, and the status of Chavez in Latin America.
MP3 here. (34:42)
Greg Grandin teaches history at New York University. He is the author of Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism and The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War.