You all heard Sec of State Clinton's economic growth advice dispensed to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, right? Get yourselves sweatshops.
As if, um, Clinton hadn't heard ... the DR and Haiti already did that, and the sweat shops already long ago departed for parts even cheaper, meaning outright slave labor in U.S. territory - islands of the Pacific, and China.
Get thee some history, OK? Or at least some information.
In the meantime Obama shows himself as ignorant of Latin America as we know him to be. He's also in denial of history: when instructed in the two hundred years of U.S. corporate colonialsim and interference and exploitation of this region, he airly dismissed it as 'your point of view.' Blech.
It is also so demeaning -- and expressive of the U.S. treatment and attitude toward the Caribbean and Latin America, that Cuba is a primary subject of discussion, yet Cuba isn't even allowed by the U.S. to be there on her own behalf. Infuriating ignorant tacky behavior. So like U.S.