Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In” that U.S. foreign, economic and trade policy helped contribute to conditions that led to people are “fleeing” from Central and South America.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “What we as a country, what the United States has not done is actually own up to the fact that we have contributed to regime change, destabilization and interventionist foreign policy that has contributed to these awful conditions throughout Latin America, and the reason that it’s a problem —this is not just U.S. supporting regime change— this is also climate policy that is impacting the global south disproportionately. Even though these farmers and folks in Central and South America contributed to climate change the least in terms of their carbon emissions. They are experiencing the ravages the most right now. And first. So U.S. climate policy has contributed to this. U.S. foreign policy, U.S. economic and trade