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This is not about Venezuela

… or, so says Mark Weisbrot, in the Democracy Now! discussion of the Summit of the Americas.

For the U.S., the Summit was supposed to be (as it has been since the first one back during the Clinton Administration) a pep rally for U.S. 119 more words


The Buenos Aires bungle

While exactly what happened to Alberto Nisman is still a mystery, it looks less and less as if the present government was involved in his death, and more and more like the “plots” are all in the mind of the opposition and the U.S. 584 more words

Americas (outside U.S. And Mexico)

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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Economy & Business

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