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- Glaring US Arrogance
- By H. Henke, 1 July 1996. Former Assistant Secretary of
State for Inter-American Affairs, Abrams' claim that
the Caribbean has nothing to offer but sand and little to
export but its population; he recommends rolling back
efforts at sovereignty by using security threats, and its
small states are better off accepting US intervention in
exchange for trade benefits.
- Letter to NACLA
- By Julie Franks, 24 October 1997. The peoples of the
Caribbean have long oscillated between regional
fragmentation and uneasy movements toward regional
integration, often under foreign pressure. If competing
colonial powers pulled the region apart in the seventeenth
and eighteenth centuries, contemporary trends promise to
unify it within a
globalized economy structured by
the Caribbean Basin Initiative.
- Relations with the whole Caribbean
- Granma International, Electronic Edition,
[may] 1998. The restoration of diplomatic relations
between Cuba and the Dominican Republic completes
Cuba's full connections with the Caribbean as a whole,
which will contribute to the advance of the economic
integration of the region.
- Hurricane Georges: A tale of two
- By Greg Butterfield, Workers World, 8
October 1998. The storm hit St. Kitts and Nevis, Puerto
Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. How a
society prepares for an emergency like this, who is
affected, and how the country is rebuilt has everything to
do with the distribution of wealth and power.
- U.S. responds to Caribbean drug cooperation
- AP, 10 March 1999. The US State Department said
Caribbean countries will hurt themselves if they go ahead
and suspend drug cooperation with the US. Nations of the
Caribbean Community took that step out of frustration with
the U.S. position on banana exports from the region to
- A Note on The Importance of Radical Marxist
Views for Contemporary Caribbean Societies
- By Clarence F. Ellis, The Rodneyite Quarterly
Journal, 30 mar 2000. English speaking Caribbean
societies are reluctant to embrace Marxist philosophy or
socialism because Guyana and Jamaica fared badly and
because their undevelopment makes them economically
dependent on the metropolis.
- Rebuttal to Clarence Ellis'
Importance of Radical Marxist Views for Contemporary Caribbean
Societies (Rodneyite, 30 March 2000)
- By Dave Silver, 13 July 2000. Ellis reveals his
anti-communism in a left disguise. Ellis totally ignores
the role of U.S. and British imperialism—its
destabilization, threats and military pressures on these
- Region Set Adopt US-Designed Drug
- By Peter Richards, IPS, 14 June 2000. Two days of
discussions between US, UK, and Caribbean, aimed at
strengthening regional co-operation in the fight against
drugs and money laundering.