I cannot equate eloquence, which Sen. Marco Rubio certainly has, with in-depth knowledge on topics such as foreign affairs. However, his Dec. 31 column, Crucial time for our hemisphere, is Basic Foreign Affairs 101. A complete disregard of political history and the effects that our past misguided political meddling and military interventions in different countries have caused the creation of antagonistic leaders toward our government. Do we want to go back to that era? It seems that is the Republican’s trademark — living in the (GOP) grand old past.
Some of those countries — such as in Chile, Brazil and Peru — are slowly, but surely, maturing politically and are now electing moderate leaders without interference from the United States.
If I am not mistaken, President Obama has already implemented several of those ideas that Sen. Rubio suggests to the Southern Command.
Marcelo Roman, Miami