Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rep. Grijalva: 'the left has an opportunity to take control' of El Salvador and US should be neutral

Congressman Raul Grijalva's campaign to ensure American "neutrality" in the March 15 Salvadoran elections is a bid designed to help the FMLN win and to erode American influence in Central America.

In the words of, which has championed the FMLN, Grijalva is trying to "reverse longstanding US interference" in El Salvador.

Grijalva (pictured) says in an interview with DemocracyNow, "the left has an opportunity to take control of a government," and the US shouldn't intervene.

Grijalva has voiced no objections to Cuban or Venezuelan "interference" in El Salvador's democratic process. Nor has he called on the FMLN to renounce its past alliances with the Soviet Union and Palestinian terrorist groups, or its continued sympathy with the Colombian FARC and Islamist extremists.

The Arizona Democrat is co-chair of the congressional Progressive Caucus.

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