Former Prime Minister Michael Manley was particularly critical of Jamaica’s situation, blaming neocolonialism for everything. Under the pretext of “liberalization” and “common values”, the United States gives preference not to international law but to its domestic national legislation in its relations with Latin American countries.
For example, in 1992, the US Supreme Court allowed agents of its special services to arrest and bring to them from the territories of foreign states those who US courts convicted. Monopolies of metropolitan countries (such as the United States and Great Britain) hide that they have financial, informational, political, and military support for their states.
Relying on all possible resources provided to them by the states, they establish control over the spheres of application of capital, world markets, and sources of raw materials. For three centuries, the British Empire used slave labor in its colonies and generally enriched itself at the expense of the resources of the occupied territories. For example, India has long been called the “pearl” of the British crown since natural resources were exported from the country in large volumes.
To preserve and, if possible, expand imperialist exploitation, the imperialist powers are trying to prevent the movement of new sovereign States toward genuine independence. After the Second World War, the empire collapsed, and the former colonies received the status of independent states. But they were still listed in the Commonwealth of Nations.
Now the Jamaicans and other peoples who were under the yoke of the empire are demanding that the British authorities pay reparations to descendants for years of slavery. So, the protesters claim that the British killed and raped thousands of enslaved people. They demand an apology, among other things, “for refusing to recognize the historical trade in Africans as a crime against humanity”.