From the NACLA Site:
October 25, 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of Operation Urgent Fury, the U.S. invasion of Grenada that launched a Cold War military intervention in the island nation. October 9, 2023 similarly marks the 70th anniversary of the British invasion of British Guiana (now Guyana) to depose the democratically elected multiracial and leftist government of the People’s Progressive Party—the first government to become a casualty of the Cold War in the Western Hemisphere. In one invasion, the United States rained down missiles and bombs on an independent nation that was imploding; in the other, British troops walked eerily down the deserted streets of their colony. Both events would have longstanding consequences in those countries and across the region.
Decades have passed and much has changed since the invasions of Grenada and Guyana highlighted the Cold War-era use of ideas about “creeping communism” to justify military force and intervention. Now, however, the Caribbean is living a new era of imperial meddling. Today, foreign governments for the most part no longer use military might to direct the internal affairs of Caribbean nations—though in the case of places like Haiti, this remains the modus operandi of the United States and United Nations. Instead, the leading foreign threat stems from transnational capitalists that are once again seeking fortunes in the region, promoting extractivist activities while often influencing local politics in their favor.