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Clinton Looking More Like the Viceroy of Haiti

September 12, 2011

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Mickey Martelly has appointed Bill Clinton to chair an advisory board on economic development and investment in Haiti (see article below).  If you add this appointment to his position as head of the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission and his service as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, he has all the poker chips. One of […]

Venezuela to Leave Andean Trade Pact Due to Peru and Colombia Approval of Free Trade Agreements

April 22, 2011

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Venezuela leaving Andean Community trade pact, new deals being negotiated with some nations By Associated Press, Thursday, April 21, 6:30 PM CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela will leave the Andean Community of Nations trade pact Friday after 38 years as a member, and it has yet to reach new long-term trade agreements with two of the bloc’s other […]

OAS: No Action on Colombia Allegations Regarding FARC in Venezuela

August 27, 2010

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OAS: No action on Venezuela FARC allegations Wednesday, 25 August 2010 14:28 Kirsten Begg Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza said Wednesday the international body has done everything it can to help patch up relations between Colombia and Venezuela. “The [Colombian] petition has been presented … there’s nothing else that can […]

Blackwater Provided “Unauthorized” Training in Colombia

August 25, 2010

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In a State Department report, largely about Blackwater trafficking arms and violating export regulations in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is information about the company  providing “unauthorized” military training in Colombia without the Department’s permission.  By pointing the finger at Blackwater now, the State Department is building its case for plausible deniability — “we had no idea […]

PANAMAX: US Military Exercises with 16 Countries in Latin America

August 16, 2010

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Here’s an English translation of the original article in Spanish which also follows.  The article is from the website “La Radio Primerisima” in Nicaragua. The exercises will be in the vicinity of the Panama Canal, Colombia, and the US states of Virginia and Florida.  Looks like jumpout squad hopscotch targeting Venezuela.  And, those US soldiers that were […]

Colombia’s Gain is DC’s Loss: Uribe to be “Distinguished Scholar” at Georgetown University

August 12, 2010

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On the bright side, it sure will be fun heckling him.      For immediate release August 11, 2010   Contact: Rob Mathis 202.687.4328 rwm33@georgetown.edu Former President of Colombia Now Georgetown Distinguished Scholar Washington, D.C. – The former president of Colombia – Álvaro Uribe Vélez – has been named a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of […]

Great Idea, UN, Get a Criminal to Investigate a Crime: UN Defend’s Appt. of Alvaro Uribe to Gaza Flotilla Investigation

August 9, 2010

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UN Defends Uribe’s Appointment to Flotilla Panel United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon defended the appointment of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe as vice chairman of the U.N. inquiry into an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, following requests from over 150 human rights organizations that it be reconsidered, reports EFE. Organizations from […]