Borders in the American continent
- A family that is closely linked with the US authorities
- A strong commitment to the American political and economic life
- The incarnation of the "model family" in the American myth of the Kennedys
- A controversial ?clan?
- The hidden faces of the Kennedy clan
- The end of a myth?
In 2005, Hugo Chavez described the proposed FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) launched in 1994 as a "neocolonial project, designed to engulf Latin America," and advanced the project of the Bolivarian Alliance for Latin America. He reaffirmed his anti-Americanism and the refusal to open the borders to the entire American continent. Many Latin American countries rejected the proposed FTAA, because they feared the collapse of the autonomous organization of Latin America, and saw it as an attempt by the United States to the countries of Latin America under guardianship by erasing the borders. The border can be defined strictly as a limited geographical, political and military post in the territory of a State. It had an area of discontinuity of space, and the border is also a privileged interface between two different territories, which allows the exchange and cooperation. A leitmotif of political discourse in the United States, the border of the American continent is of strategic importance. It is an issue of power in a continent marked by immense legacy of pioneers. Barriers have played a special role in the development and organization of the United States. In this regard, it is worth asking how far the boundaries can make a disparate space in the Americas, and how they are organized according to a model of center and periphery, by reflecting the North-South divide. Have the borders created a unit or division across the continent. We will also examine the particular role of border areas in the Americas, both in areas of exchange and tension.