I received this book as a gift from the author after I reviewed Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, and I am very glad to have accepted his offer. At 218 pages double-spaced it is a fast read and perhaps even more valuable for that–this is the book that every US CEO and professional having anything to do with Latin America should read. I do not mention politicians because they are all uniformly corrupt and have been castrated by the two-party tyranny. This book holds special meaning for teachers who wish to restore their role as speakers of truth rather than as cogs in the Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling.
The book opens with a spectacularly cogent list of the damages caused to Latin America by the USA:
1) Military interventions followed by abandonment (Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti)
2) Undermining of the democratic process (Guatemala, Chile)