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I was a racketeer for capitalism. I helped purify Nicaragua for international banking. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests. And I helped make Honduras ripe for American Fruit Companies. General Major Smedley Butler
When Woodrow Wilson invaded Mexico and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) – where his warriors murdered and destroyed, reestablished virtual slavery, demolished the political system, and placed the countries firmly in the hands of US investors – these actions were in self-defense against the Huns. Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
There had been no prior free elections because of repeated US interventions, including long support for the murderer and torturer Trujillo until he began to interfere with US interests. ibid.
The populace arose to restore constitutional rule in 1965, the US sent 23,000 troops on utterly fraudulent pretexts to avert the threat of democracy, establishing the standard regime of death squads, torture, repression, slave labor conditions, increase in poverty and malnutrition, vast emigration, and wonderful opportunities for its own investors. ibid.
After the latest US invasion under Lyndon Johnson in 1965, and a dose of death squads and torture, democratic forms were established ... The economy is stagnant and near bankrupt, public services functioning only intermittently, poverty is endemic, malnutrition increasing and the standard of living of the poor continues its downward slide. ibid.
Wilson sent the marines to invade the Dominican Republic ... left under the control … of the US-trained national guard. Noam Chomsky, lecture MIT December 2009, ‘History of US Rule in Latin America’
In 2016 smugglers shipped up to 120 tons of cocaine into the Dominican Republic. Dope s1e1: In This Business You Have No Friends Only Enemies, Netflix 2018
A kilo of cocaine in the Dominican Republic: $10,000. ibid.
Toussaint Louverture, St Dominique: Emerged as the rebellion’s national leader … and abolished slavery from Hispaniola for ever … Bonaparte’s army suffered huge losses. 400 Years of Taking the Knee I, Dotun Adebayo narrator, History 2020