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  Much ink and hot air have been expended over the past several weeks about whether there is a “crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border, caused by a big spike in the number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving there since the change in U.S. administrations. The tone of the Republican versus Democrat argument often takes on a semantic character. In the opinion of this writer, there is indeed a major crisis, but it is not new; rather it is rooted in the way U.S. imperialism has interacted with the nations and peoples of Central America and the Caribbean for well over a century. It is not so much a crisis for the United States or even for the population of the U.S. side of the border with Mexico.  It is, however, an enormous crisis, involving massive poverty, suffering, and death, for millions of people in the countries from which the…

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The root of the border crisis is no mystery