Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia’s Crackdown on Protesters
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Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia’s Crackdown on Protesters

For exactly one month now, a nationwide strike has crippled Colombia and has been met with deadly repression by the far-right government of Ivan Duque. As trade unions have shut down major cities, halting mass transit and bringing economic gridlock to the country, government forces have responded with violence. According to government figures, at least…

How ExxonMobil Uses Divide and Rule to Get Its Way in South America
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How ExxonMobil Uses Divide and Rule to Get Its Way in South America

Tensions rise between neighboring Guyana and Venezuela over a piece of land that has been disputed since at least 1835. Both Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali and Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro have exchanged sharp words about the status of the Essequibo region, which both countries claim. Since 1990, the two countries have pursued their claims through a United Nations “good…

Biden and the Democrats will Sow Chaos in Latin America
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Biden and the Democrats will Sow Chaos in Latin America

US President Joseph Biden, a relic from Washington’s old political establishment will continue the same imperialist policies in Latin America as did his predecessors including that of Donald Trump.  There is a clear indication that Washington’s hostilities towards Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro will continue under a Biden administration.   The day before Biden’s inauguration, Reuters’…

US Wants to Increase Special Agents in Latin America Under Anti-drug Speech
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US Wants to Increase Special Agents in Latin America Under Anti-drug Speech

Washington’s “war on drugs” is advancing in Latin America. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently asked the US Congress for a new budget, valued at more than 3 billion dollars, to improve its operations abroad and help to prevent narcotics from entering American territory. As expected, the main countries mentioned in the Agency’s plans are…

Pentagon to Biden: Latin America a Major Battlefield in War with China
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Pentagon to Biden: Latin America a Major Battlefield in War with China

A presentation by the chief of the US military’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and a report drafted by the US Army War College’s chief expert on Latin America have been issued back-to-back in the last two weeks, both making dire warnings of growing Chinese influence in the region. Together, they amount to a brief submitted to…