Tag Archives: South America

Two Years On, Bolivia’s President Says No Regrets Over Expelling DEA By
President Evo Morales recalled today that the expulsion of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. military base allowed Bolivia to recover economic and political sovereignty. “I do not regret the decision about the DEA and...
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,” will involve the installation of...
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...
Maduro Warns Of New US-Backed ‘Plan Condor’ Against Left Govts By
A new Plan Condor, similar to the one that took place in the 1970s and 1980s, is being implemented against progressive governments in Latin America and the Caribbean region, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said during a press conference Tuesday. “The campaign against...
Texas Incarcerates Immigrant Children In Private Prisons They Call ‘Day Care Centers’ By
Update: On May 4, a judge in the 250th District Court granted a temporary restraining order preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from issuing a childcare license to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The restraining...
It’s Hard To Stop A Multinational Mining Operation: The Case Of Piedras, Colombia By
On Sunday, July 28, the people of Piedras, a small town in the central Colombian department of Tolima, organized a referendum over the mining company AngloGold Ashanti’s activities in the municipality. Of the more than 5,000 eligible voters, about 3,000 actually participated...