Latin American Countries Want to Close All US Military Bases in Their Borders

April 6, 2015   |   John Vibes

John Vibes
April 6, 2014

(ANTIMEDIA) UNASUR Secretary-General, and former Colombian president Ernesto Samper recently suggested that Latin American countries should begin to renegotiate the terms of their relationship with the United States government, and request that they close their military bases within these countries.

His sentiments are shared by many residents of South and Central America, as well as many of the governments. Samper suggested that this week’s “Summit of the Americas” would be a good place for Latin American politicians to start this conversation.

“A good point on the new agenda of relations [in Latin America] would be the elimination of US military bases, Samper said. Samper also suggested that these military bases that the US government has scattered throughout the world are remnants of the cold war.

In a globalized world like the present one, you can’t ask for global rules for the economy and maintain unilateral rules for politics. No country has the right to judge the conduct of another and even less to impose sanctions and penalties on their own,” he added.

It is unknown exactly how many military bases that the United States government has scattered throughout the world because so many of them are secret and off the record. Some reports suggest that the number is as low as 500, with other suggesting that it is around 1000 or even higher. The US has 227 military bases in Germany alone.


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John Vibes joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in October of 2014. His topics of interest include agorism, anarchism, consciousness, the Drug War, and spirituality. Born in Philadelphia, he currently resides in Maryland.

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  1. we i think that if this is the case then they can seriously take back all of their illegal aliens they can house them there, and they can deal with all of the drug lords them selves . Thought there is another aspect to look at and that is the possibility that they are preparing for Russian forced to be allowed to come in too their countries to those bases to further help with their problems since the world seem to see our" leader " is not respected anywhere. Hell their is , i'll call it rumor that Russia is going to help mexico take back part of southern U.S.A.

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  2. Michelle Papakee No it wasn't.

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  3. I dont blame them..BUT that should come at a cost to them, in which case they roll over to get support from our so called enemies. But to be honest we have fucked up on a global scale and now we will pay for it.At one time we were the helpers of the world. Countries respected us. Not the case anymore!

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  4. The thing is, illegals and drug lords exist because the US created them. Good day, bigot.

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  5. Luis Huerta So all the south american countries that are so corrupt they couldn't provide for their people so organized crime and Drug cartels took over are not to blame at all, it's the USA's fault? You better think yoru statement again, because you come as the bigot. Everything is the US's fault? That such a pussy cop out.

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  6. So by these comments, I guess it's alright if I setup camp in your frontyard?

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  7. The business opportunity for drug lords came about when America decided to put a ban on illegal substances. Its the same as dealing with alcohol in the early days. People who sold bootleg rum/whiskey were rich beyond imagination. Their empire was drastically reduced when the law changed.

    If you look into law history, you will find that the first laws regarding banned substances came about when White men decided they didn't want "their" White women spending time with non White people. As it was believed that White women should only spend time with White people. As the substances were usually created/grown/trade and originally used by non White people.

    The reason drug cartels are so big around the US is because US is a country with a large population and have people with money to spend.

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  8. If you are addressing me? You might think twice, we in Texas didnt surrender our guns like you Aussie's laid down and did.

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  9. Who really cares in the world outside the US what the Fox/CNN/MSNBC news watching Americans think; these viewers really don't have a clue what going on in the world around them anyway.

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  10. these bases serve the empire

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  11. USA is the number one consumer in the world for the drug trade out of south america. End the war on drugs and you take all the power away from the cartels over night. The cartels are blow back from the US drug policies. Luis Huerta is correct. If you can’t understand this you are either too stupid or refuse to see the truth for what it is.

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  12. I don't recall any Latin American country ever asking for US help in the form of military bases. Do not mistake respect with fear. Bullies aren't respected, only feared because of their violent streak. And yes, if there ever was such a thing as American ideals to admire, they're all long gone.

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  13. By your comments you are saying you have inside knowledge of the back room deals made by 3rd world governments? I doubt that very much. Brazil…Hmm still cant hold a candle to USA…sorry you remain a wannabe

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  14. Mike Hourihan And do you have inside knowledge that anyone did? Or of anything, for that matter? 'Helpers of the world'? 'Countries respected the US'? You really have no idea of the back deals your governments does and the image of the US abroad if you are capable of believing such piffle. FYI, I don't think anyone at all wants to hold a candle to/or be like the US and the countries that do are as pitiful and as despicable, such as China and Russia. Mind you own people, God knows they need help.

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  15. Mike Hourihan Australia will just use your tactics in the middle east. Occupy the surrounding states limit supplies in and out of Texas. Will just sit and wait until the oppression drives Texas people insane. Before long you guys will suicide bomb in the name of Jesus.

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  16. Alvaro Inchausti Eww looks like we hit a nerve. Ok so when you get cancer good luck in your country. I am not a fan of the US politics BUT we are still far ahead of the game in many ways. But hey if you enjoy third wold life and shitting in a ditch every day well enjoy the flies……..

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  17. Nick Gray Nick, Nick, Nick stop showing your ignorance and roll another fat one…dude you are wayyyyyy out there…….

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  18. Mike Hourihan Mike, Mike, Mike. ignorance that is your specialty…. And you go on ahead drink the kool-aid.

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  19. You know nothing, man…you are embarrassing yourself.

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  20. You've hit no nerve, Mike, as I know just where you're coming from, a place of ignorance and prejudice. You do need to get out of Texas a bit, man. How many million people shit in ditches and have what you call a third world life in the US, I wonder? Again, FYI, if you happen to get cancer in Brazil (not sure what kind of elliptic connection you made with this, but, just to humor you), your chances of survival are just as fair in Brazil (conventional treatment is much the same) as in the US or even greater if you happen not to have comprehensive insurance, as we tend to treat everyone regardless of them having money, unlike in the US (you'd probably consider this some form of -horror!- communism). Bottom line is, I know the US, you don't know Brazil. I don't think that a country that needlessly allows millions of its own people to be so disenfranchised and uncared-for is ahead of the game at all. What makes a 1st world country is not the ability of the top 2% to have super cars or super tits, but rather how it helps the rest help themselves. It's called Humanity.

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