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Plutonic Panda:

--- Quote from: Rothman on April 12, 2023, 06:35:27 PM ---I don't think the U.S. would formally oppose the project, if it ever came to fruition.

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I wonder if we would contribute to its cost?

Rothman:

--- Quote from: Plutonic Panda on April 12, 2023, 06:36:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: Rothman on April 12, 2023, 06:35:27 PM ---I don't think the U.S. would formally oppose the project, if it ever came to fruition.

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I wonder if we would contribute to its cost?

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Given the amount of foreign aid we distribute down there, probably.

Thing 342:

--- Quote from: Rothman on April 12, 2023, 06:35:27 PM ---I don't think the U.S. would formally oppose the project, if it ever came to fruition.

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Colombia, Panama, and the US have recently announced a plan to try and stem the flow of migrants through the Darien Gap, projected to number as many as 400,000 this year: https://apnews.com/article/darien-gap-panama-colombia-us-migrants-cf0cd1e9de2119208c9af186e53e09b7

I think the mutual desire to stem extra-continental migration and influence of armed groups would strongly preclude the construction of any marked route through the area.

Rothman:



--- Quote from: Thing 342 on April 15, 2023, 12:55:48 AM ---
--- Quote from: Rothman on April 12, 2023, 06:35:27 PM ---I don't think the U.S. would formally oppose the project, if it ever came to fruition.

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Colombia, Panama, and the US have recently announced a plan to try and stem the flow of migrants through the Darien Gap, projected to number as many as 400,000 this year: https://apnews.com/article/darien-gap-panama-colombia-us-migrants-cf0cd1e9de2119208c9af186e53e09b7

I think the mutual desire to stem extra-continental migration and influence of armed groups would strongly preclude the construction of any marked route through the area.

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You've ignored the other reasons mentioned in the article.  Improving the means of getting through the gap would also help the humanitarian situation mentioned.

It's the typical problem of U.S. foreign policy talking out of both sides of its mouth.

Thing 342:

--- Quote from: Rothman on April 15, 2023, 09:08:25 AM ---


--- Quote from: Thing 342 on April 15, 2023, 12:55:48 AM ---
--- Quote from: Rothman on April 12, 2023, 06:35:27 PM ---I don't think the U.S. would formally oppose the project, if it ever came to fruition.

--- End quote ---
Colombia, Panama, and the US have recently announced a plan to try and stem the flow of migrants through the Darien Gap, projected to number as many as 400,000 this year: https://apnews.com/article/darien-gap-panama-colombia-us-migrants-cf0cd1e9de2119208c9af186e53e09b7

I think the mutual desire to stem extra-continental migration and influence of armed groups would strongly preclude the construction of any marked route through the area.

--- End quote ---

You've ignored the other reasons mentioned in the article.  Improving the means of getting through the gap would also help the humanitarian situation mentioned.

It's the typical problem of U.S. foreign policy talking out of both sides of its mouth.

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To put it bluntly, I suspect the humanitarian angle is mostly lip service and is of low priority to decision-makers, as they desire to limit the flow of low-skill refugees into their borders and that create strain on their social services.

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