The Mexican President spoke about America’s hegemony over Latin American countries during his tribute to Simón Bolívar. He also said Latin American countries should be more United in order to push back against unilateralism.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador also called for a new and independent Organization of Latin Countries, one that is independent of American Hegemony. The President proposed that Latin American states do “something similar to the European Union, but attached to our history, our reality and our identities.”
OAS has been critiqued for being nothing more than a tool that pushes America’s foreign policy in the region.
Mexico called out the OAS for its interference in Bolivia’s internal affairs during a failed coup.
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“Throughout almost the entire 19th century, we suffered from countless invasions, annexations.. Mexico suffered the loss of half of its territory in 1848,” he noted, referring to the Mexican-American War from 1846 to 1848.
“Since that time, the U.S. has not ceased to carry out overt or covert operations against the independent countries located south of the Rio Grande river,” he added.