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Old 08-16-2019, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by travis t View Post
It goes back actually way more than 100 years. In 1855 an American adventurer and doctor named William Walker managed to take over Nicaragua with a private army, and made himself 'king.'

Around 1900, several entrepreneurs from New Orleans moved into the north coast of Honduras, bought up masses of land, and grew bananas. This later became the infamous United Fruit company that partnered with DC and the US military to control the region.

But the meddling continued long after that, with both Republican and Democratic administrations. Nixon, Carter, and Reagan all up to their eyeballs in meddling in Central America.

HW Bush sent troops into Panama to remove Noriega. I remember naively thinking at the time, 'since when does the US overthrow a foreign gov't? It turns out, since roughly time immemorial.

It goes back 100 years, but it does not stop there.
This explains why New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the USA.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldglory
Oh here we go again blaming the U.S. for illegal immigration and the bogus asylum seekers crashing our border (insert rolling eyes here).
Originally Posted by green_mariner
Can you refute any of this though?
Originally Posted by Oldglory View Post
May I suggest you move to a country that you don't hate?
Answer would appear to be no.
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Old Today, 01:28 PM
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Perfectly written, but I would have to include, that when in 1980 the violence broke out, Canada tried to step in, they went by boats to avoid entering through US, and US still didn't allow them to step in, Canada washed their hands, US then allowed a civil war to begin forcing boys as early as 10 years old into the military. Some joined, most were killed and the rest fled... To the US where they were misunderstood and began what turned into an the world's most deadliest international gang MS 13. When they started deporting, everyone, the first ones to go were the easiest to get to - the ones in jail with a least one felony, so basically sending the most dangerous criminals to an already poor country which spread to other countries, Guatemala, Honduras, and now Nicaragua and that's why Mexico allowed the hundreds just pass through. The death rate in El Salvador was at it's highest in 2016-17 after Trump became President. Maybe that was just a coincidence.
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