'The U.S. Southern Command has become the main middleman for Latin American governments and the articulator of foreign policy and U.S. defense in the region.'
“The government of Barack Obama has shown that it takes into account the need to maintain relations with Latin America,” affirmed Professor David Scott Palmer, political science expert at Boston University. But he warns that with the economic crisis and conflicts around the world, Latin America is not a priority [Read more]
The presidents of the South American block meet today in Quito. The issue of tension is the American military presence in the region, rejected completely by Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, and resisted by Argentina and Brazil as well.
The presidents of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) meet today in Quito [Read more]
After several hours of a face to face between Clinton and leader Kim Jong-il, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, condemned to 12 years of forced labor for committing “hostile acts” against the North Korean nation, were granted a pardon.
Biden’s dream that the U.S. will continue to be the world’s greatest power becomes a nightmare every time he reads a newspaper.
Barack Obama’s administration is starting to stagger in front of the aggressive activity accomplished by right-wing politicians. In Russia, the new American president strongly stated his opposition to the coup d’état in Honduras carried out by the military forces against its legitimate government. [Read more]
Robert McNamara, U.S. Defense Secretary, then president of the World Bank, active supporter of the intervention in Vietnam and fierce anticommunist, recently died at the age of 93. His work between 1961 and 1981 contributed to the shaping of today's world economy. In their assessment, Eric Toussaint and Damien Millet [Read more]
Attention should be paid to President Obama’s speeches, especially to the ones given during various visits around the world.
Obama’s communications reveal transcendental themes relevant to the region. At the same time, they bring to light crucial struggles that need to be overcome in the reconstruction of U.S. [Read more]
For those who suffer from a lapse of memory, it is relevant to recall that it was not so long ago that a Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was ousted by his country’s military; reinstated by one American president; and four years later, disposed by another.