[eDebate] South America?

Steven D'Amico stevendamico
Sat Apr 5 13:40:12 CDT 2008

JT is wrong: Contextual Evidence Latin America is only Central America:

Cross 1998

What was your major?
Latin American studies.
Ah, that's interesting. Did you hear they're not going to
teach Latin here anymore?
This was more like Central America.

On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 2:25 PM, J T <jtedebate at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Anyone claiming we can't get huge impacts from Latin America must have
> eaten a big bowl of stupid...this "concern" is at the top of every topic
> discussion...as if debating oppression or poverty would break your soul!  We
> will always find the huge impacts...let's try discussing exactly what those
> impacts are and if they are desirable
> This discussion should be changed to "Latin America".  "South America" is
> way too small.  Yes,there are tons of impacts/issues of trade, environment,
> terror,etc....the diversity of issues within those issues is lacking (ie.,
> how many terror cases could there be?).  Opening the field to "Latin
> America" would include Mexico down to Peru and Argentina...On the HS topic,
> there was discussion about whether or not to include Cuba, Haiti and/or the
> Dominican Republic...of the three, many defs put all three in the Caribbean,
> while some included Cuba in "LA"...almost none included Haiti and the
> Dominican Republic
> You might say: That's TOO BIG--
> 1. Many issues will overlap between countries.  Instead of Bolivia drugs
> cases and Colombia drugs cases, there would be war on drugs cases that
> involved both (not the best example, but you get the point)
> 2. The number of countries in LA far exceeds those in this year's
> resolution.  However, that does not mean every country will be as deep as
> Iran debates. There are more countries, but the US policy involvement is not
> a deep (which should help with concerns over predictable lit). Only a few
> countries will encompass a large amount of issues...Brazil, Mexico, and
> maybe Colombia...So two will be deep like Iran (maybe), the rest more like
> Lebanon & PLA affs (although a bit more diverse)
> A few reasons to broaden discussion to include "Latin America":
> 1. The State Dept. covers LA under the Bureau of Western Hemisphere
> Affairs. When Sec. Rice travels to South America, she visits "central
> america" "mexico", and the like.  Many USFG programs and strategies are
> directed to the whole of the hemisphere (south of the US).  This is also
> true in the context of trade and "free trade for the Americas"
> 2. "South" is racist/ethnocentric---warning you now, these cards
> exist...they mirror the logic of the HS topic "sub"Saharan
> Africa..."Central" defines a periphery by which to exclude...I have not see
> a K of "Latin" America, but it likely exists...the other two definitely
> exist...does anyone want to hear these Ks?  Not me.
> Resolved: That the USFG should adopt a policy to substantially increase
> political stability in Latin America.
> Looking forward to the new "Evil Empire" Red Spread debates with China,
> "IN" means "throughout", Brazilian prolif, etc...hey, are the Contras still
> fighting?
> *Andrew Michael-Don Casey <acasey3 at ucok.edu>* wrote:
> 2.) I disagree with the idea that South America won't have big diverse
> impacts. There are tons of environment, trade, oil, terror, and
> democratization debates to be had. I also think this has a bigger
> diversity of impact areas than an intelligence topic would.
> JT
> Asst. Debate Coach
> Emporia State University
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