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WikiLeaks Haiti: The Earthquake Cables (or Why Did the US Deploy 22,000 Troops to Haiti?)

June 16, 2011

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In the days just after the earthquake of January 2010, those familiar with the duplicitous nature of US foreign policy knew something was dreadfully wrong after the US military takeover of the control tower at Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-au-Prince.  Under pretense of security concerns, the only priority was getting US military boots on the ground (in the end, […]

Arming Aid: Costa Rica, the US Military and the Ongoing “War” on Drugs

August 18, 2010

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Arming Aid: Costa Rica, the US Military and the Ongoing “War” on Drugs   Written by Jamie Way   Tuesday, 17 August 2010 13:31 The US will begin sending warships to Costa Rica as early as August 20 despite the fact that the Costa Rican Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging its constitutionality. The court […]

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 […]

Costa Rican Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Entry of US Military

July 28, 2010

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Costa Rican Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Entry of US Military By Jamie Way, Communications Coordinator Alliance for Global Justice July 27, 2010 The Costa Rican Supreme Court last week agreed to take a case challenging the constitutionality of a US-Costa Rican agreement that would allow for a massive US military presence. The agreement cannot go […]

More on the US Military Presence Offshore and In Costa Rica – 2 Articles

July 19, 2010

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Why are Marines disembarking in Costa Rica? July 17, 2010 by Atilio Boron *Translation: Machetera*   Article excerpt.  For full article go to Machetera’s blog by clicking on the title above:   Just like the establishment of the Obama-Uribe treaty whereby Colombia initially ceded the use of seven military bases to the United States, in […]

HAITI POST-QUAKE: Devastation, Depravation, Exploitation, and Oppression

March 30, 2010

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Haiti Post-Quake: Devastation, Depravation, Exploitation, and Oppression By Stephen Lendman March 29, 2010 Two and half months post-quake, the major media mostly ignore Haiti, the calamitous conditions on the ground, and the growing desperation of millions forced to largely endure on their own – out of sight, mind, the concern of world leaders, and UN, […]

US Troops Withdrawing En Masse From Haiti – Don’t Let the Door Hit You . . .

March 7, 2010

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Some of the people interviewed in this article are worried about security because of the US military’s departure.  Gee, I worry about security because the Haitian National Police and UN “peacekeepers” are still there.  Oh yeah, and one more thing:   “American forces arrived in the immediate aftermath of the quake to treat the wounded, provide emergency water and rations and […]

SF Labor Council Resolution: Deliver Earthquake Aid to Haiti and Respect the Sovereignty of the Haitian People!

March 4, 2010

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San Francisco Labor Council Resolution – Adopted March 1, 2010 by the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Labor Council Deliver Earthquake Aid to Haiti and Respect the Sovereignty of the Haitian People!   http://www.sflaborcouncil.org/ViewUpload/502 WHEREAS, President Obama has promised that “the people of Haiti will have the full support of the United States in the […]

UN Says US Military Not Cooperative in Haiti: Will the Excessive Number of Haitian Deaths Prove It?

March 2, 2010

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The following Washington Post article reveals that the US government, particularly the military, provided little cooperation to the UN, aid agencies, etc. to assist Haiti’s earthquake victims.  This resulted in a delay of supplies, food and water and caused many deaths. In addition to NGO and UN claims about the US’ unwillingness to play nice, the US  seems eerily detached […]

US Forces Scale Back Haiti Relief Role

February 14, 2010

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US forces scale back Haiti relief role   By JAMES ANDERSON and JONATHAN M. KATZ (AP) – 34 minutes ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The biggest U.S. military surge since Iraq and Afghanistan is scaling back a month after the troops arrived in haste to aid victims of Haiti’s catastrophic quake. Great gray ships have been […]