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To coup or not to coup?

Was there an attempted coup in Venezuela, or is it, as the US media is hinting (when not saying out loud) simply a crackdown on dissidents? 457 more words

Americas (outside U.S. And Mexico)

A billion here, 495.6 billion there...

President Barack Obama’s administration hopes to increase funding to Central America to $1 billion next year as part of a drive to boost relations with southern neighbors, bolster security and stem illegal immigration.

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Crystal City... The anti-Santa Rosa

I posted the other day about Santa Rosa, the Mexican refuge for Polish exiles during the Second World War… or, as it’s styled here, “La guerra contra nazi-fascismo”.  513 more words


The Future of the Cuban Revolution

With the surprising break-through in U.S. – Cuban relations, the usual tendency of people in the U.S. to see everything in binary terms is likely to dominate any English-language media discussions of the Island’s future. 386 more words

Americas (outside U.S. And Mexico)

Chomsky on Latin America

From an interview by Greg Granden, published in The Nation (31 October 2014):

GG: Immigration from Mexico and Central America is an issue that, in the United States, reveals the close connection between domestic and foreign policy. 390 more words


They just don't get it

Dutch journalist and Mexican resident Jan-Albert Hootsen (who tells me he’s NOT a lefty) on the financial media’s coverage of Latin American politics:

Election logic according to the Financial Times: there’s a recession in Brazil, which now supposedly threatens Dilma’s chances of being re-elected. 304 more words

Economy & Business