Jump higher, little boy

While the world ramps up the rhetoric against North Korea – a state that poses no discernable threat to other nations – Latin America remains one area of the world where US influence is waning. It’s frequently held in contempt. Bolivian President Evo Morales explains the shift:

There is no dependence on Venezuela and Cuba. These two sister nations have expressed a grand unconditional solidarity in favour of Latin American integration. We recognise this aid – for example, from Cuba – which is helping us in achieving literacy, along with countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Canada. Italy and Spain are supporting projects in the areas of roadways and irrigation.… 

The Bush administration has few international friends, except, of course, Australia’s leaping toad.

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