The Global War against Terrorism and the end of Central America
Authors: Omar Santiago Herrera-Ramírez
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With the Global War against Terro¬rism, in 2002, the American govern¬ment changed its strategy of political, economic, and military intervention toward the rest of the world, and, par¬ticularly, towards Central America, modifying, in consequence, the spatial configuration of the region. In this es¬say, we analyze the main policies the American government implemented in the Central America region during the 1980s and 1990s. These policies genera¬te a preparation platform for this war in order to demonstrate 1) how the Global War against Terrorism responds to the capitalism’s need to contain the burs¬ting of ever more prolonged economic crises, through the total war and the constitution of a total enemy: the terro¬rism; and 2) how Mesoamerica is built as a response to the current American, geopolitical, and economic interests.