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Neofascism and recolonization in our America

Early recolonization. The attempted Recolonization of Latin America and the Caribbean begins from the moment it conquers its Independence. In order to recognize her release, Haiti must pay France 150 million francs. In 1845, Venezuela must sign a treaty that obliges it to return the expropriated property to the defeated royalists and compensate them. To buy the weapons and supplies for the independence struggle, the countries of Greater Colombia contracted public debt for an amount of 6.688.950 pounds sterling, which upon the dissolution of the political body was distributed between Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela according to their population. While Independence is underway, our countries sign unequal “Free” trade treaties, in which we grant privileges of free trade and navigation of our seas and rivers to the hegemonic countries in exchange for equal rights for our non-existent fleets in the waters of they. Agreements of this nature and new usurious loans progressively undermine our emancipation, which is born almost irreparably burdened.

Military recolonization. After the formulation in 1822 of the Monroe Doctrine, which excluded new territorial acquisitions for powers outside the continent, the United States began a chain of almost fifty military interventions in Our America. These leave behind military bases; Currently there are about 80, with facilities that claim to be immune from local laws and courts. President Maduro denounces that the United States has installed 14 more military bases in Guyana. Milei announces an “integrated base” with them in Ushuaia. Ecuador allowed the occupation of its territory by US troops. Adding to this military recolonization is NATO, which has declared Colombia and Argentina “extra-NATO allies,” and located bases in the Caribbean and the Malvinas. Many of our homelands are invaded by foreign troops, immune to local laws and courts, gravediggers of sovereignty.

Diplomatic recolonization. With military recolonization, diplomatic development advances. Our countries are induced to sign “Free Trade” treaties such as the one with Mexico and the Pacific that unfailingly favor the most developed nation since they prevent the economically weak ones from protecting their products and industries. After them come the Infamous Treaties against Double Taxation, thanks to which transnational companies do not pay taxes in Our America with the argument that they will pay them in their countries of origin (which they never do, since they keep their dividends in tax havens). Treaties and agreements on industrial standards bind those who sign them as clients of the hegemonic countries that supply goods and equipment in accordance with their exclusive specifications. Thus, a bundle of legal chains immobilizes our States, stripping them of their sovereignty.

Recolonization of resources. The powers that exercise this siege do not hide their goals. General and head of the US Southern Command Laura Richardson declared in 2023, during an Atlantic Council think tank event: “Why is this region important? With all its rich resources and rare earth elements, you have the lithium triangle, which is necessary for technology today. 60% of the world's lithium is in the lithium triangle: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile... We have 31% of the world's fresh water in this region... With that inventory, the United States has a lot left to do, this region matters, now which has a lot to do with national security and we have to start our game... We also have the largest oil reserves, including those of light and sweet crude oil. They also have the resources of Venezuela, with oil, copper, gold, and there is the importance of the Amazon as the lungs of the world.” In the same sense, a document from the European External Action Service of the European Union states that “three countries in the area, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile, have 60% of the lithium reserves located on the planet, and Venezuela, “Argentina and Brazil have important oil and gas reserves.”

Europe in pursuit of recolonization. Meanwhile, Europe does not hide its desire to reconquer its former colonies. Repsol and Prisa were behind the 2002 coup. In a document from the Spanish Foundation for Economic and Social Analysis in 2010, it is stated: “We Spaniards cannot be indifferent to the future of Latin America, nor can we be inhibited by the dilemma facing faces. “Spain cannot limit itself to being an impartial spectator.” In other words: “Spain must unequivocally demand compliance with those principles and respect for international agreements that affect its interests.” And indeed, a wide variety of investments and agreements protect the interests of Spain and Europe in Our America. A Mercosur-EU Free Trade Agreement is promoted that, like all of its kind, will favor the most developed nations, in this case the European ones, as a preamble to a possible EU-Celac agreement that will try to reimpose the terms of the defunct FTAA .

Neofascist political recolonization. The instrument to carry out these various recolonizations is a political authority that unconditionally surrenders to transnational capitals, exempting them from taxes and any other legal, ecological and social barriers, and granting them all the privileges that are denied to nationals. Milei has just introduced such a bill in Argentina. Neofascisms are the instrument of choice to adopt these policies. Let us not forget that the first great neoliberal experiment took place in 1973 in Chile, under a fierce military dictatorship. Latin American and Caribbean governments established with the support of the United States in recent times have presented clear neo-fascist physiognomies: the mandates of Uribe in Colombia, of Bolsonaro in Brazil, the prolonged Honduran dictatorship, the recently inaugurated mandate of Milei himself. Administrations of this nature are the ideal resource for the United States and the European Union to recolonize us.

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