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Transmogrified Monroe Doctrine is Back; as Latest US Attack on Cuba Shows, Its Purpose is to Serve the Neoliberal Order

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If the Trump administration wishes to get serious about making restitution for past injustices and returning to injured parties what is rightfully theirs, this travesty taking place within the United States would be a better place to start than playing into the Cuban-American exile hardliner narrative for political gain.

Because since this violation runs contrary to neoliberal imperatives it is ignored. The grievance of the Cuban exiles has the double benefit reinforcing the ideological narratives of both the Monroe Doctrine and the neoliberal agenda that it has come to serve. Under this latest reality TV-inspired form of manufacturing consent for neoliberalism and imperialism created by Trumpism, we are moving into an era of the Monroe Doctrine on steroids; that creates an even greater imperative for progressive voices to oppose it.

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