death squads

“What would Cuba be like today if the Cuban Revolution hadn’t happened? Sweden of the Caribbean? Hardly. It would be no different from Haiti, one suspects. An American plantation with an exiled ring of death-squad mercenaries ready to discipline the population as and when required. Constant US interventions, the repeated crushing of popular dreams, virtual slave labor, life expectancy and poverty worse than that found in parts of the southeastern United States, hardly any public sector. A ruling class of… bumpkin billionaire oligarchs, and gangster capitalists.” – Richard Seymour