Mitt Romney loves to tell his audiences he doesn't want the USA to become like Europe and then says this: “I believe in America." Really Mr. Romney. Could it be when Mitt Romney says “I believe in America" he's speaking of South America? Yes South America where dictators, right-wing governments, corporations and paramilitary squads work hand in hand to enslave and kill people. Corporations call this a good business environment and it seems Mitt Romney and his corporate pals are ready to import this good business environment to the USA.
Peoples World When Romney was, in the early 1980s, spinning off Bain Capital from its parent company Bain and Company, he was told that he had to find new people to put up the initial capital. So he made a connection with some members of the elite "14 families" that have historically run El Salvador, many of whom were living in Miami at that time because of the civil war raging in their homeland. Early contributors of a total of $9 million to Bain's startup were members of the de Sola, Poma, Dueñas and Salaverria families. The facilitator for this hookup seems to have been Panamanian-born banker Frank Kardonski, who died earlier this year. Read more.
Mitt Romney believes in pure unadulterated, free wheeling capitalism with no restraints and a right-wing government to enforce their policies. Hell these folks will even try to privatize rain water.
Democracy Now AMY GOODMAN: How did they get control of the water? I mean, here, you turn on the tap. You don’t pay.
OSCAR OLIVERA: [translated] The government, under a law that was passed, conceded control of the water under a monopoly to Bechtel in a certain area. So that means that Bechtel tried to charge a fee and had the monopoly power over a very basic necessity for people. The law said even that people had to ask, had to obtain a permit to collect rainwater. That means that even rainwater was privatized. The most serious thing was that indigenous communities and farming communities, who for years had their own water rights, those water sources were converted into property that could be bought and sold by international corporations. Read more.
When it comes to Corporate Capitalism there's nothing like a good right-wing paramilitary death squad to help you reach your projected profits.
Democracy Now The latest controversy to surround Bain concerns how Romney helped found the company with investments from Central American elites linked to death squads in El Salvador. After initially struggling to find investors, Romney traveled to Miami in 1983 to win pledges of $9 million, 40 percent of Bain’s start-up money. Some investors had extensive ties to the death squads responsible for the vast majority of the tens of thousands of deaths in El Salvador during the 1980s. The investors include the Salaverria family, whom the former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, Robert White, has previously accused of directly funding the Salvadoran paramilitaries. In his memoir, former Bain executive Harry Strachan writes that Romney pushed aside his own misgivings about the investors to accept their backing. Strachan writes: "These Latin American friends have loyally rolled over investments in succeeding funds, actively participated in Bain Capital’s May investor meetings, and are still today one of the largest investor groups in Bain Capital." Read more.
Is the USA ready for this:
Global Labour Institute For nine years the 450 workers at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Guatemala City fought a battle with their employers for their jobs, their trade union and their lives. Three times they occupied the plant - on the last occasion for thirteen months. Three General Secretaries of their union were murdered and five other workers killed. Four more were kidnapped and disappeared. What follows is the story of their struggle. It was written by Mike Gatehouse and Miguel Angel Reyes, and published in June 1987 as a booklet, "Soft Drink, Hard Labour", by the Latin Amêrica Bureau in London, with the support of War on Want. Read more.
Corporations and murderous tyrants.
e-vision Robert Bowman recently wrote, “How many times have we done it in Nicaragua and all the other banana republics in Latin Americas? We replaced them [popular leaders] with murderous tyrants who would sell out and control their own people so that the wealth of the land could be taken by Domino Sugar, the United Fruit Company, Folgers, and Chiquita Bananas” (2). Bowman confirms the moral depravity that is inherent in U.S. economics policies towards Latin American nations. Consider the 1973 C.I.A. sponsored Chilean group with resulted in the assassination of elected president Salvador Allend (Aued 1; “Country Sheets” 2). C.I.A reports reveal that Allende was assassinated because of his unwavering views promoting socialism and anti-capitalism, which affected U.S. trade with Chile (Jost 6; Aued 1). Blake Aued alleges that “The C.I.A. organized Allende’s assassination and installed General Augusto Pinochet as dictator…. [Pinochet was] a right-winged dictator or junta who will oppress the will of the people and institute economic policies friendly to U.S. corporations” (Aued 1). Out of thirty high-ranking officers responsible for the assassination of Allende, ten were graduates of the School of the Americas (“Country Sheets” 2). Click here to read more and see the "Works Cited."
Corporate Capitalist tried to take over the USA and install a right-wing dictator, in 1934. Click here to read Jules Archer's free online book "The Plot to Seize the White House."
General Smedley Darlington Butler exposed a right-wing Corporate cabal coup attempt to over throw Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The good news is:
RT In a symbolic rejection of US capitalism, Bolivia announced it will expel the Coca-Cola Company from the country at the end of the Mayan calendar. This will mark the end of capitalism and usher in a new era of equality, the Bolivian govt says.