Tag Archives: Latin America

Tensions Rise As US Announces Military Drills Near Embattled Venezuela By
CHILE — The involvement of the U.S. military in an upcoming multilateral military drill in South America has raised concerns over potential ulterior motives on the part of the U.S. The drill, dubbed “Operation: America United,”...
The True Legacy Of David Rockefeller By
MINNEAPOLIS – No one person encapsulates the enduring legacy of the “robber barons” of the Industrial Age quite like David Rockefeller. Rockefeller, who died today at the age of 101, was the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the oil tycoon who became...
Latin America Calls For New Anti-Drug Strategies At The UN By
Several Latin American countries have called on the United Nations to strengthen its anti-drug strategies by focusing on prevention and treatment rather than the long-standing militarized approach. Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay, among others, proposed this change...
Meet 3 Secret Trump Picks Out To Take Down Latin America’s Left By
A Hugo Chavez alarmist and two ambassadors to El Salvador: the three men promising to take down the left in Latin America are now working for the state. Of the 400 hires secretly made by Donald Trump to various major state agencies published by ProPublica on Wednesday,...
Venezuela Cash Reserves Reach New Low Amid U.S.- Led Sabotage By
TEMUCO, CHILE — Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela’s economy has struggled to stay afloat in recent years. The Venezuelan government, led by Nicolás Maduro, has been forced to take out loans from China and Russia to avoid an economic collapse. Unsurprisingly,...
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 small community in the western Sierra Madre...
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...