Sunday, November 06, 2005

Mysterious Bush Effect Identified in Latin America

Where goes Bush, these are soon to follow: Increases in military presence and arms sales, and decreases in development and humanitarian aid. Frida Berrigan and Jonanthan Wingo call this phenomenon the "Bush effect" in the title of an article published yesterday by the World Policy Institute.

US military spending in Latin America is 34 times greater than in 2000. The authors explore how the increases in US military aid are parsed among individual Latin American countries.

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