Tag Archives: Latin America

Latin America’s Eco-Activists Struggle Against Corporate Feudalism, Colonialism & Resource Scarcity By
TEMUCO, Chile — On Jan. 12, Isidro Baldenegro López traveled to his hometown for the first time in years to visit his aunt who had fallen gravely ill. As he lay down to sleep that Saturday night in Coloradas de la Virgen, a...
Obama’s Legacy In Latin America: Militarization, Right-Wing Coups, & The Rule Of Wall St. By
“Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world” – William Shakespeare, from “Hamlet” NEW YORK —  (Opinion) It seems we have arrived at the witching hour of Obama’s presidency, when...
Snowden Leaks Reveal NSA Role In Destabilizing Latin America By
The latest batch of National Security Agency documents revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday show that the NSA offered tailored training to staff on national security issues in Latin America in an effort to steer the region toward U.S. interests. A June...
Right-Wing Victories In Argentina, Venezuela Could Accelerate US Dominance In The Region By
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The recent right-wing triumphs in Argentina and Venezuela are being touted as a pivotal moment in South American politics, with the longstanding balance of power shifting away from the left and toward the right. In the 1970s, when a socialist...
Coups, Massacres And Contras: The Legacy Of Washington’s New Point Man In Latin America By
Mark Feierstein, former associate administrator for USAID and Washinton’s new point man on Latin America, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feierstein’s legacy of covert regime change has many Latin American leaders questioning Washington’s intents. WASHINGTON...
CELAC Conference Aims To Thwart American Meddling In Latin America By
The presidents take part in the working session at the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. BELEN, Costa Rica — The 3rd summit of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean...
Latin America Reacts To Israel’s Massacre In Gaza By
In May, the Jerusalem Post reported on Israel’s intentions to seek stronger economic ties with Latin American countries — with a particular focus on Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Peru — in an attempt to weaken its dependency on Europe. “We are...
Why Latin American Diplomats Are Pulling Out Of Israel By
LIMA, Peru and JERUSALEM — Latin American nations are expressing their revulsion at the bloodshed in Gaza — and squarely pinning the blame on Israel. Chile, Peru and El Salvador said this week they are recalling their ambassadors from Israel for consultation. That was...
America’s Destabiliziation Of Latin America By
News from the AP about the U.S. government’s secret project to create a Cuban Twitter or “ZunZuneo,” to be used for disseminating propaganda and fomenting unrest in Cuba, spurring young people in that country to overthrow their government, comes as no surprise to...
Mexican Catholics Find God In Islam By
MEXICO CITY — For almost five centuries Catholicism has been the dominant religion in Mexico. In 1970, Catholics comprised 96.7 percent of Mexico’s population. By 2010, that number had fallen to 82.7 percent, according to the Pew Research Center. Most of this change...