Welcome to Mexico! Excuse the Mess–We’re Remodeling

(RevoltOfThePlebs) – If you look beyond the barebacked illegal alien scaling a barbed wire fence, you’ll discover a trail of dead that leads all the way back to Mexico City.  There you’ll find President Felipe Calderon—chillin’ like a villain—with a motley wrecking crew of CIA operatives, Latin American drug lords and an assortment of corporate henchmen from such infamous organizations as Halliburton, DynCorp and SYColeman.  Look beyond them, and you’ll discover a trail of cash that leads all the way back to Wall Street and Washington D.C.

Mexico is going through some big changes, but not the kinds of changes contained in any of Calderon’s political speeches.  The Mexican President is working off blueprints drafted by the Anglo-American establishment.  By the time they’re through, you won’t recognize the place.  It may not become a suitable place to live, but it will certainly be a plunder friendly environment for rich carpetbaggers (the people Obama likes to call “The Titan’s of Industry”) intent on exploiting all of Mexico’s vast natural resources.  But—of course—you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and that’s precisely what Calderon and his staff of short order cooks are frying up in Hell’s kitchen. Continue reading

School of Terror – John Pilger

This is an excerpt from John Pilger’s bestseller ‘The New Rulers Of The World.’

Much was made of al-Qaeda’s training camps in Afghanistan, the target of American bombers. But these were kindergartens compared with the world’s leading university of terrorism at Fort Benning in Georgia. Known until recently as the School of the Americas, it trained some 60,000 Latin American soldiers, policemen, paramilitaries and intelligence agents. Forty per cent of the Cabinet ministers who served in the genocidal regimes of Lucas Garcia, Rios Montt and Mejia Victores in Guatemala are graduates. Continue reading

Video: Real Life Avatar

(RussiaToday) – ‘US corporations are under fire for aiding the creation of world’s second largest displaced population. Activists claim millions of Colombians have been driven from their homes.

In light of the issue, hundreds of protestors have gathered at Washington DC’s Capitol Hill. People brought pictures of those who have suffered as a result of the activities of major US companies in Colombia’s indigenous territories, which are rich in natural resources. Millions have not only been displaced, but also are either missing, tortured or have been killed.’ Continue reading

Permanent Agression: War on the Horizon in Latin America

(GlobalResearch) – The Empire will stop at nothing to find mechanisms and techniques to achieve its final objective, and we cannot disregard the possibility of a military conflict in the near future. If the US places Venezuela on the “terrorist list” this year, we could be on the verge of a regional war. Continue reading

Herding the Sheep – Washingtons Blog

Financial insider and commentator Yves Smith wrote an essay last week entitled “MSM Reporting as Propaganda” arguing that the government has been using propaganda to make people think that things are getting better, no one is angry, and – therefore – no one should get upset: Continue reading

Russia Bolivia To Launch Joint Gas Venture

The latest news report that Russia will sign an agreement with the Bolivian government to explore and produce natural gas is a significant setback for US domination of its traditional Latin American sphere of influence. Continue reading

If we want Policy instead of Speeches – Cynthia McKinney

President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was not the only news yesterday. And in my opinion, it’s not even the biggest news. It’s not even the saddest news. But it does provide us with some critical information as we move forward. The three-part question for us, tonight however, is “What are we moving forward TO; is that the place we want to go; and if not, what do we do about it? Continue reading

Morales: U.S. planning coups in Latin America

The Bolivian president has accused the United States of planning coups in Latin America after Washington reached an agreement with Colombia over military bases. Continue reading

Chinese sovereign wealth fund dumping dollars for strategic investments like gold

Several reports are coming out of China that there is pressure on state-controlled organisations – notably the country’s main sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation (CIC) to rapidly build investment in non-Chinese enterprises. Continue reading

The Truth about Honduras

Take a look at the photo below. It’s from one of several Honduran resistance websites. The man on the left is now dead, shot to death during a street protest. He was a union leader. The woman in the middle was injured. The man on the right is José Leonidas Martinez who spoke last evening here in Ottawa about conditions on the ground in his country since the coup. Continue reading

Video: US to attack Venezuela – Eva Golinger

(Russia Today) – A military agreement between the United States and Columbia has led to widespread concern in South America. Leaders want to know why the United States is trying to increase its military presence in the region. Continue reading

“Enough Already” – Cindy Sheehan

“And you look at somebody like that (note: me) and you think here’s somebody who’s just trying to find some meaning in her son’s death. And you have to be sympathetic to her. Anybody who has given a son to this country has made an enormous sacrifice, and you have to be sympathetic. But enough already.”
ABC Nightly News Anchor, Charles Gibson August 18, 2009

“Enough already? ” Hmmm…I don’t know Charlie Gibson and I don’t pay any attention to his career, but I seem to agree with him on this one: “Enough already.” Continue reading

Military coups and US bases: The threat to Latin American democracy

This article is from the Australian-Venezuela Solidarity Network broadsheet, published as a supplement in Green Left Weekly 808.
The coup d’etat carried out by the generals and their civilian front men in Honduras on June 28 poses an immediate threat to the Venezuelan revolution and the international Bolivarian movement for unity and social change throughout Latin America. Continue reading

Honduras Coup: Template for a Hemispheric Assault on Democracy

The people of Honduras have now suffered more than 40 days of military rule. The generals’ June 28 coup, crudely packaged in constitutional guise, ousted the country’s elected government and unleashed severe, targeted, and relentless repression. Continue reading

The Obama opiate: Crisis deepens, crowds cheer

Six months since taking the reins, the Barack Obama administration has met its primary objective. It has swiftly ramped up the murderous imperial agenda inherited from Bush-Cheney while the masses, pacified and deceived by the appeal of the Obama image, pay no attention to realities.

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Coincidence Theory: Television and Mind Control

I sat down one day and read that Congress is mandating the use of Digital Signals to be broadcast by the major television and cable companies. I began to wonder why government would demand such a thing. It really didn’t seem to me to be very healthy or to be something within the power of Congress to mandate. Continue reading

The Obama opiate: Crisis deepens, crowds cheer

Six months since taking the reins, the Barack Obama administration has met its primary objective. It has swiftly ramped up the murderous imperial agenda inherited from Bush-Cheney while the masses, pacified and deceived by the appeal of the Obama image, pay no attention to realities. Continue reading

Obama’s Rollback Strategy – Honduras, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan(and the Boomerang Effect)

The recent events in Honduras and Iran, which pit democratically elected regimes against pro-US military and civilian actors intent on overthrowing them can best be understood as part of a larger White House strategy designed to rollback the gains achieved by opposition government and movements during the Bush years. Continue reading

MSM: Bolivia leader says Obama ‘lied’ about cooperation

(Forbes) – President Evo Morales on Wednesday accused Barack Obama of lying by pledging to change America’s historically heavy-handed relationship with Latin America and then halting $25 million in annual trade benefits for Bolivia. Continue reading

Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S.

At least two leaders of the coup launched in Honduras today were apparently trained at a controversial Department of Defense school based at Fort Benning, Georgia infamous for producing graduates linked to torture, death squads and other human rights abuses. Continue reading

‘Coup’ in Honduras; Chavez Blames US for Involvement

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was arrested by soldiers earlier on Sunday, is in Costa Rica and has asked for asylum, CNN’s Spanish-language channel reported, citing the Costa Rican government. Continue reading

MSM: Honduran President Ousted in Coup

(NYTimes) – The Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted by the army on Sunday after pressing ahead with plans for a referendum that opponents said could lay the groundwork for his eventual re-election, in the first military coup in Central America since the end of the cold war. Continue reading

Bailing the corrupt – Billions Starving

UN food agency reports a sixth of the world’s people are undernourished ¯1.02 billion people are hungry. Continue reading

Water for Sale; Thirst for Profit: Corporate Control of Water in Latin America

Water has been characterized as the oil of the 21st century. Blue gold. It is essential to life, and yet humanity faces a growing water crisis as a result of severe mismanagement in water and sanitation, which will be exponentially exacerbated in the coming decades by population growth combined with declining resources. Continue reading

Diplomacy, Militarism and Imagery

President Obama’s greatest foreign policy successes are found in the reports of the mass media. His greatest failures go unreported, but are of great consequence. A survey of the major foreign policy priorities of the White House reveals a continuous series of major setbacks, which call into question the principal objectives and methods pursued by the Obama regime. Continue reading

Why Does America Have a Drug War?

Given that most people agree that the drug war has failed to achieve its supposed purpose after decades of warfare, an important question arises: Why is the drug war still being waged, especially when we consider all the collateral damage that this federal program has produced? Hasn’t the time arrived for Americans to demand an immediate end to the war on drugs? Continue reading

MSM: Intel. Report – Iran Will Use Latin America to Attack US, Israel

Just two days after US President Barack Hussein Obama shared a controversial and landmark handshake with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has released a study analyzing the flowering alliance between the increasingly anti-Western Latin America and the virulently anti-Israel Iran. Continue reading

Chinese Military On Rise In Latin America

As China makes major investments in Latin America to acquire strategic materials, it is extending its military capability into the backyard of the United States. Continue reading