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We’re getting snubbed by… Ecuador

Unless we own their government and have it heavily on payroll, we’re not particularly popular in Latin American countries these days.
Ecuador Opposes Outpost in American War on Drugs
They don’t like our war on drugs, either.
As someone who works in the arts, I like President Correa’s hiring decisions:

In a shake-up of the armed forces in April, Mr. Correa picked Javier Ponce, a poet who advocates less military cooperation with United States, as defense minister.

And Ponce makes the obvious point:

‹Should Ecuador have a base in Miami? Or New Jersey?Š Mr. Ponce, 59, said. ‹The decision of the government is not to renew this accord.Š

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