Resolution 2021-04 Resist U.S. Intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean

Whereas, for well over a century, the United States has been intervening in the internal affairs of Latin America and the Caribbean, including with direct and indirect military interventions; 

Whereas, former President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton called Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua the “Troika of Tyranny,” indicating continuing U.S. hostility to three Latin American nations that have broken with U.S. domination of the region; 

Whereas, the U.S. government has imposed deadly economic sanctions against all three nations, including a 60-year-old embargo against Cuba, directly leading to severe shortages of critical supplies of food, medicines and technology, and causing the deaths of tens of thousands of people; 

Whereas, the U.S. government is currently engaging in covert intervention into the internal affairs of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, funding opposition organizations, regime change propaganda and attempted coups;

Whereas decades of U.S. intervention in Haiti is responsible for Haiti’s status as the poorest nation in the hemisphere, and also for its current political crisis; 

Whereas President Biden continues his predecessors' policies of bullying the sovereign nations of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, while supporting corrupt elites in Haiti; 

Therefore Be It Resolved that Veterans For Peace condemns U.S. intervention in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Be It Further Resolved that Veterans For Peace urges its members, Chapters and appropriate Working Groups, to monitor U.S. intervention in this hemisphere, and join with other peace and solidarity organizations to restrain the U.S. government from intervening in the internal affairs of Latin American and Caribbean nations.

Submitted by:

Gerry Condon
(206)499-1220
gerrycondon@veteransforpeace.org


Pros and Cons

Pro: Many chapters and members focus a lot of their work on stopping US colonialism in Latin America.
Con: There were no opposing statements on the floor at the annual member meeting.

Board and Committee:

Resolutions Committee Recommendation: Appropriate and Approved
Board of Directors Recommendation: Appropriate and Approved

Convention Floor Vote:

Approve: 100% (78/78)

 

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