Guatemala Human Rights Ravaged by US Drug War

by James Bovard

“Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala earlier this week to bestow millions of dollars in new foreign aid on that government. The Biden administration is pretending that giving more US tax dollars to Central American governments will miraculously reduce the surge of illegal immigrants that Biden’s appointees are welcoming in Arizona, Texas, and elsewhere. The purpose of Harris’s trip and the new handouts is not to solve that problem but simply to make the Biden administration appear to give a damn about the issue. … It would be naive to expect the Biden administration to embrace any solution to a problem that involves decreasing US government power. But giving more money to Central American regimes will do nothing to compensate farmers, businessmen, and others still victimized by the US war on drugs.” (06/08/21)