Browsing All Posts filed under »Colombia«

Clinton Looking More Like the Viceroy of Haiti

September 12, 2011


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


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


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


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


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


On the bright side, it sure will be fun heckling him.      For immediate release August 11, 2010   Contact: Rob Mathis 202.687.4328 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


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 […]

Chavez to Meet Santos in Colombia Tuesday, Chavez Rejects US’ Ambassador Nominee

August 9, 2010


UPDATED ON: Monday, August 09, 2010 06:43 Mecca time, 03:43 GMT  Chavez agrees to meet Santos Hugo Chavez asked Obama to “look for another candidate” as US envoy to Caracas [Reuters] Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has said he will meet with his Colombian counterpart on Tuesday to try to end a diplomatic rift between […]

Tonight: Fidel Interview by Venezuelan Journalists Airs on Telesur, VTV and Cubavision’s Round Table

August 9, 2010


CUBADEBATE Fidel interview granted to outstanding Venezuelan journalists (+ photos) August 8, 2010 18 Comments Photos: Roberto Chile Google translation. To view Photos: The Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz on Sunday gave an interview to Venezuelan journalists recognized Vanessa Davis, Andres Izarra, Walter Martinez and Mario Silva. The threats of war against Iran, […]

Hot Off the Press: Aug. 6 Edition of Correo del Orinoco

August 6, 2010


CORREO DEL ORINOCO – english edition