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Cuban struggle for independence from Spain, and self-rule, co-opted by the1898 U.S.A., which militarily occupies and establishes rule over Cuba.
The U.S.A. blocks Filipino independence and makes itself sovereign over 1898 them, killing hundreds of thousands of Filipinos in the process.
Democratically elected President Jose Santos Zelaya deposed by the U.S.A.1909 He was succeeded by Anastasio Somoza, notorious dictator.
Vietnamese freedom and independence blocked by France, The U.S., and 1945 Britain. In 1956, democratic elections blocked by the U.S. client regime of Ngo Din Diem.
Democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddeq removed from1953 power by the U.S. He tried to enable the people of Iran, rather than Americanand British corporations, to beneﬁt from Iranian oil.
Democratically elected President Jacobo Arbenz overthrown by the U.S.1954 "Our crime is our patriotic wish to advance, to progress, to win economicindependence..."
Democratically elected João Goulart overthrown in U.S. backed coup. Today,1964 moderate socialist Lula da Silva is the democratically elected President of Brazil.
Democratically elected Pres. Salvador Allende killed in U.S. backed coup. He1973 is replaced by U.S. supported dictator Augusto Pinochet, who terrorized Chilefor years.
The United States spent over $6 billion to defeat the FMLN with brutal1980-1992 terrorism; today, FMLN member Mauricio Funes is the democraticallyelected President.
The U.S.A. spends millions of $$ to support one candidate in a foreign1990 election,after it ﬁnanced a terrorist campaign for 10 years that wrecked havoc and killed 9 thousand people. Today, Daniel Ortega is thedemocratically elected president of Nicaragua.
The United States supports and funds a coup against democratically2002 elected President Hugo Chavez, which is defeated by a massive rising insupport of Mr. Chavez; he was reelected by a landslide in 2006.