Show: A Progressive Voice

Episode: 0400 Noam Chomsky: Impacts of Free Market and US Foreign Policy on Colombia and Latin American revolution


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Noam Chomsky speaking on April 24, 2015 at Harvard University Law School, David Rockefeller Center, Tsai Auditorium : Building Peace Creating a new narrative for Peace in Colombia 3 day Conference. http://colombianconference.co/

The peace talks between the FARC guerilla and the Colombian government are taking place in Havana. As they reach a sensitive stage; this conference will multiple panels to discuss how to build peace in Colombia.

Noam Chomsky spoke on Colombia becoming the capital in South America for US leadership in economics and politics, and the only country that still has guerrillas, paramilitary armies, and internal conflict. He discusses the role of the US historical role in Colombian conflict and other Latin American and foreign countries including the Middle East. What is in stake with the new peace process in Colombia and how this process will affect the US leadership in Latin America.

After several coups assisted by US agencies since the fifties in Latin America, and deep economic crises in the eighties and the nineties in South America explained by “the rule of markets” enforced by multilateral organizations, the US leadership in the Americas has been lost, and democratic countries have turned against neoliberalism with wide popular support inside a new “South American revolution” with important projects of integration.

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