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Uribe Takes Care of Some US Dirty Work Before He Leaves: Accuses Venezuela of Harboring FARC – Chavez Not Amused, Recalls Ambassador

July 16, 2010


Two articles follow. Venezuela recalls Colombia envoy as rebel row heats up July 16, 2010 By Natalia Ramos (AFP) – 8 hours ago CARACAS — Venezuela recalled its ambassador to Bogota on Friday a day after Colombia’s president claimed that leftist rebel leaders fighting his government were in the neighboring South American nation. In a […]

WEISBROT: What Hugo Chavez Could Teach Obama

July 15, 2010


What Hugo Chavez could teach Obama Unlike our president, Latino leftists have delivered. By Mark Weisbrot Imagine if Barack Obama, upon taking office in January 2009, had decided to deliver on his campaign promise to “end business as usual in Washington so we can bring about real change.” Imagine if he had rejected the architects […]

Venezuela Pays for First ALBA Trade with Ecuador in New Regional Currency – SUCRE

July 8, 2010


Venezuela Pays for First ALBA Trade with Ecuador in New Regional Currency By Steven Mather – Caracas, Venezuela, July 7, 2010 (– Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took a giant symbolic leap in the direction of Latin American independence on Tuesday when his government and that of Ecuador conducted the first bilateral trade deal between […]

NYT Reporter Errs in Attack on “South of the Border”: Oliver Stone, Tariq Ali, and Mark Weisbrot Respond

June 28, 2010


New York Times Reporter Errs in Attack on Film, “South of the Border” Director Oliver Stone and Writers Mark Weisbrot and Tariq Ali Respond For Immediate Release: June 28, 2010 Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460 Washington, D.C. – As is well-known to those who follow the work of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, CEPR […]

Weisbrot: Washington Elite Still Don’t get Latin America – Will They Ever?

June 28, 2010


Washington Elite Still Don’t Get Latin America – Will They Ever? By Mark Weisbrot This column was published by The Guardian Unlimited on June 26, 2010. If anyone wants to reprint it, please include a link to the original. In the film “Guantanamera,” the last by renowned Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, the Yoruba creation […]

Weisbrot: Brazil Itching for a Fight

June 24, 2010


Picture above is of Jose Serra, right-wing candidate for president PROGRESO WEEKLY Brazil gears up for a fight Wednesday, 23 June 2010 12:50 By Mark Weisbrot From The Guardian Four years ago, when the government of Evo Morales re-nationalized its hydrocarbon industry, the Brazilian media was spoiling for a fight. After all, Petrobras, the Brazilian […]

“South of the Border” Gets Rave Review – See Trailer

June 23, 2010


Trailer of “South of the Border” written by Tariq Ali and Mark Weisbrot and produced by Oliver Stone.  Review follows. From Louis Proyect’s Blog: The Unrepentant Marxist   Louis Proyect Review of “South of the Border” With a screenplay co-written by Tariq Ali and Mark Weisbrot, Oliver Stone’s South of the Border promised to be a […]

DemNow: Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali for the Hour on Latin America and New Film “South of the Border”

June 22, 2010


June 22 Democracy Now program which spent the hour on Latin America with Oliver Stone, Director of “South of the Border” and the brilliant Tariq Ali, screenwriter for the film.  Click here to view video.

CLIP: Oliver Stone’s “South of the Border” Premieres Next Week in DC, LA, NYC and Rest of US in July

June 18, 2010


WATCH THE TRAILER FOR “SOUTH OF THE BORDER” by OLIVER STONE As you may have heard, Oliver Stone’s powerful new film, South of the Border, the first documentary by a major American director to explore the social transformation underway in South America, will be released in US theaters nationwide starting June 25 (more here). Lucky […]

“We Are In an Economic War,” Says Venezuelan President

June 7, 2010


“We Are In an Economic War,” Says Venezuelan President By Eva Golinger, June 2nd 2010 “Make the economy scream,” wrote Henry Kissinger in a note to CIA forces involved in efforts to oust President Salvador Allende in Chile in the early 1970s. Later, economic sabotage overtook the South American nation, as workers went on strikes […]