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CIA Declassifies More Bay of Pigs Documents

August 16, 2011


CIA declassifies more Bay of Pigs documents The Bay of Pigs invasion was hampered by major confusion and mixed signals, according to newly released documents. Related Content Volume I: Part I (March, 1960 – April, 1961) Volume I: Part II (March, 1960 – April, 1961) Volume I: Part III (March, 1960 – April, 1961) Volume […]


August 13, 2011


Today, August 13, i s the 85th birthday of Fidel Castro. Two videos:  the first is of President Evo Morales of Bolivia talking  about Fidel and the great impact he has had around the world ; the second video is a true treasure   – Fidel in his own words.  Viva Fidel!

FIDEL on Chavez, Health Care, and the Meaning of Solidarity

July 6, 2011


Reflections by Comrade Fidel A BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS STATEMENT Attending to other matters that are now top priority, I momentarily strayed from the frequency with which I had been writing reflections in the year 2010; however, Hugo Chávez Frías’ proclamation last Thursday the 30th, obliges me to write these lines. The president of Venezuela is […]

Chavez’ Health: “The Only Metastasis is the Miami Herald and the Rest of Right Wing Press” Says Ven Official

June 26, 2011


Sunday, June 26th 2011 – 02:51 UTC Contradictory reports on the health condition of President Chavez Venezuela’s Deputy Foreign Affairs minister Temir Porras said on Saturday President Hugo Chavez was rapidly recovering from surgery and described reports to the contrary published in the Miami press as ‘day dreaming’ Deputy Foreign Affairs minister Temir Porras said […]

USAID Identifies Its “Prey” in Annual Program to Destabilize Cuba: LGBT, Journalists and Others

June 23, 2011


Go to the link after the article to get more info on the Cuba destabilization grant program including USAID’s plan to target Cuban teen-agers.  Monday, June 20, 2011 State Department announces $4.1 million in Cuba grants Below is the State Department’s latest request for proposals from organizations interested in carrying out democracy work in Cuba. […]

Torture Firm Tied to Destructive Evictions in Haiti

May 30, 2011


Torture Firm Risks Incorporated Tied To Destructive Evictions in Haiti US Security Firm Caught Training Mexican Police in Torture Techniques Is Working in the Caribbean By Ansel Herz Special to the Narco News Bulletin May 29, 2011 Security forces who are tearing down makeshift tent camps inhabited by Haitians displaced in last year’s earthquake were trained by […]

ALBA Leads “Collective Rejection” of US Sanctions Against Venezuela

May 28, 2011


ALBA Leads ‘Collective Rejection’ of U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Juan Reardon. Venezuelanalysis. May 26, 2011 Mérida – On Wednesday the Latin American nations that make up the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) joined regional voices in their “indignation and rejection” of the U.S. government’s decision to impose unilateral sanctions against […]

US Imposes Sanctions Against National Oil Company, PDVSA – Statement from the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

May 25, 2011


Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Statement Venezuela Rejects U.S. Sanctions Against PDVSA The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has learned of the decision announced by the Department of State of the United States to impose sanctions against our oil national company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), as part […]

Obama’s Latin America Policy: Continuity Without Change by Mark Weisbrot

May 23, 2011


Obama’s Latin America Policy: Continuity Without ChangeBy Mark Weisbrot This article was written for and published by the journal, Latin American Perspectives, May 2011. When Latin America’s left presidents watched the campaign of Barack Obama for president in 2008, they thought that they might finally see a U.S. president who would change Washington’s foreign policy […]

US Southern Command to Build Humanitarian Projects in Haiti: Sinking Teeth Deeper into the Country?

May 12, 2011


For a long time, I have thought that part of Haiti’s attraction for the US is the country’s strategic location. It makes an ideal “jump out” spot to get to other places quickly. Most obvious are two nearby countires of interest to the US — Cuba and Venezuela. The Southern Command says it’s building 58 […]