Posts Tagged ‘latin’

Once home to one of Latin America’s most notorious prisons, San Lucas is now a tourist paradise

In Costa Rica, the dismal prison island of San Lucas has been transformed into a tourist paradise with a natural park and wild beaches. Not far from the coast of the Gulf of Nicoya, on the Pacific coast, the island of San Lucas was until now notorious for its prison which operated from 1873 until […]

Chupacabra: Legend of a Blood-Sucking Cryptid in Latin America

The Chupacabra is a legendary cryptid often associated with Mexico, and well-known across Latin America. One of the locations the Chupacabra has made a significant impact in the past is in Puerto Rico. Reportedly first sighted there during the mid-1990s, the Chupacabra made headlines across the world when livestock started mysteriously dying. Animals were found […]

Walking The Tightrope: Latin America’s Pink Tide

Above photo: Latin America’s Pink Tide Pink Tide. Daniel Del Toro. Latin America’s Pink Tide: Breakthroughs and Shortcomings, edited by economic historian and prominent Latin Americanist Steve Ellner, offers a critical ethical theoretical framework for assessing the performance of left and left-of-center governments in Latin America during the Pink Tide. The “Pink Tide” refers to the […]

“The CIA Simulated UFO Abductions In Latin America As Psychological Warfare Experiments” – Dr. Jacques Vallée

The Facts: In his book, “Forbidden Science 4,” Dr. Jacques Valle explains how he came in possession documents showing that forced “UFO abductions” were conducted by the CIA as psychological warfare experiments. Reflect On: What type of technology would the CIA have to have in order to pull something like this off? The picture you […]

Era Of US Domination Of Latin America Coming To An End

Above photo: Marcha en Venezuela contra las sanciones de Trump – Reuters. Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. This week, we look at the US’ latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to undermine their independence and force them to serve the […]

The Latin alphabet derives from Greek

The Latin alphabet derives from Greek Chalcidian November 15, 2018 Published in Weird The Latin alphabet is the Greek Chalcidian alphabet of the Cumae, a colony of Chalcis in Italy founded c. 740 BCE The Greeks were the first Europeans to learn to write with an alphabet, and from them alphabetic writing spread to the […]

China Is to Stay in Latin America and US Has No Choice but to Accept

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China has been increasing its soft power in Latin America since it began heavily investing in the region since the mid-2000s. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has taken an ineffective and aggressive approach to try and counter Beijing in Latin America, a region that Washington calls its “own backyard.” Relations between China and […]

US Latin American Regime-Change Tour Now Playing Nicaragua

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA – For over seven weeks, events in Nicaragua have devolved into an increasingly common scenario for leaders who find themselves at odds with Washington: the country’s president, Daniel Ortega, stands accused of “killing his own people” after authorities have used “lethal force” in quelling recent protests. The unrest, which has resulted in the […]

UN urges legalization in Latin America to reduce cost of prohibition

     Peru, Colombia and Bolivia are the top producers of coca leaves used to make cocaine, much of which is smuggled through Mexico to reach the United States. A U.N. agency on Monday called for legalizing drugs in Latin America to reduce the human cost of prohibition. Alicia Barcena, a Mexican who heads the Santiago-based […]

It Could Happen Here: Latin America and the U.S. Both Have an Authoritarian Problem (And for the Same Reasons)

Retracing the rise and fall of authoritarianism across civilized society is like watching a pendulum swing back and forth. Its comings and goings have become inevitable, and essentially predictable, because we’ve never addressed the underlying cause — just its symptoms. You will hear Venezuela’s most recent presidential election described by its victor, Nicolás Maduro, as […]

STUPID: Publix grocery stores ban LATIN words on birthday cakes because staffers think Latin words are profanity

(Natural News) A South Carolina teenager was forced into having an embarrassing conversation with his friends and loved ones after a local Publix grocery store where his mom ordered him a graduation cake decided to arbitrarily censor its congratulatory wording, ignorantly believing it to be profanity. Jacob Koscinski, a home-schooler who recently […]

Latin America: ‘Breathtaking Homicidal Violence’

Latin America: ‘Breathtaking Homicidal Violence’ April 26th, 2018 Via: Guardian: Latin America has suffered more than 2.5m murders since the start of this century and is facing an acute public security crisis that demands urgent and innovative solutions, a new report warns. “The sheer […]

Disintegrating into chaos: Latin America in grip of crisis of homicidal violence

     Region has experienced 2.5 million murders since 2000 and report paints bleak picture of extreme violence and deteriorating security Latin America has suffered more than 2.5m murders since the start of this century and is facing an acute public security crisis that demands urgent and innovative solutions, a new report warns. “The sheer dimensions […]

2.5 Million Murders in 16 Years: Latin America’s Nonwhite Crime Wave

At least 2.5 million people have been murdered in Latin America in just sixteen years (between 2000 and 2016), representing 33 percent of the world’s homicides—despite having only 8 percent of its population, a new report by the Brazilian Igarapé Institute has revealed. The report, titled “Citizen security in Latin America: Facts and Figures,” which […]

Trump Team Coaching Latin American Allies on Drafting Anti-Venezuela Legislation

In yet another attempt at undermining Venezuela’s democracy, U.S. President Donald Trump is prepping a team of lawyers and policy experts to help right-wing Latin American governments write new laws to impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials and industries, as part of Washington’s economic and political war against the leftist government aiming to oust President Nicolas Maduro, […]

Correa & Kirchner on RT: Former Latin American chiefs talk resurgence of neoliberalism

Twice president of Argentina, Kirchner believes that a new wave of neoliberalism is gaining a foothold in South America, resulting in legal attacks on opposition leaders. “There is a new wave of late neoliberalism in our region today. We observe a new phenomenon called lawfare – using the judiciary to persecute opposition leaders, to slander […]

Another Latin American Soft Coup on Tap? Western Media Decries Evo Morales’ Candidacy

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA (Analysis) — When Bolivia’s Constitutional Court made the decision in January to modify aspects of the Constitution that placed limits on the number of times an elected official could seek re-election, it sparked a flurry of negative coverage in mainstream media. “Bolivia Tells President His Time Is Up. He Isn’t Listening,” a […]

Bolton’s Regime-Change Mentality Includes Latin America Among His Targets

This article is Part III of a series exploring the past of soon-to-be National Security Adviser John Bolton and what his appointment will mean for U.S. foreign policy, with a focus on the Middle East, Latin America, and the Koreas. Part I examined Bolton’s past advocacy for Israel, often at the U.S.’ expense. Part II […]

EU Commissioner Stylianides in Colombia: over €31 million in humanitarian aid announced for Latin America and the Caribbean

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The US Can’t Revive the Monroe Doctrine or Expel China from Latin America, but it Can Inflict Pain on the Region

WASHINGTON (Analysis) — Is the United States getting its groove back in Latin America? It’s certainly talking like it is. In February, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson toured the region in a bid to drum up support for Washington’s regime-change agenda in Venezuela. He began the tour in a bizarre fashion, celebrating the relevance […]

A desperate Rex Tillerson warns Latin America not to trust ‘predatory China’

     Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Latin American governments Thursday to be wary of Chinese attempts to invest heavily in their states and make their economy dependent on Beijing. He criticized “unfair trading practices” China uses to trap smaller states. Speaking at the University of Texas at Austin, Tillerson noted that “today, China is […]

French carmaker PSA’s sales lifted by growth in Iran and Latin America

Reuters – French carmaker PSA’s (PEUP.PA) global sales jumped by 15 percent last year as strong growth in Iran and Latin America helped to offset difficulties in Britain and China. The owner of the Peugeot brand sold 3,632,300 vehicles in 2017, it said on Tuesday, a day after domestic rival Renault (RENA.PA) announced a similarly […]

Israeli Firm to Deliver Broadband Internet in Latin America

An Israeli firm, Gilat Satellite Networks, won a contract with an unnamed Latin American country to connect rural regions by satellite. The name of the client has yet to be disclosed, but this should raise alarm bells. This company has quite a presence already in Central and South America. The control of […]

We Mustn’t Back Another Us-Led Regime Change In Latin America

Chris Williamson is frustrated by the Blairites joining the Tories to use Venezuela for a proxy war on Corbyn THE silly season is well and truly in full swing with Britain’s big media obsessing about Venezuela and using it as another proxy war against Jeremy Corbyn. The Tories have been fanning the flames and a […]

Why Police Reforms Often Fail: Lessons From Latin America

Police who were stained with yellow paint thrown by protesters on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 13, 2017. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko) President Donald Trump’s appointment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has led people to speculate about the fate of recent police reform efforts. Early into his tenure, Sessions said he intended to “pull back […]

VIDEO: Ricardo Hausmann Says Latin America Needs More Migrants

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Venezuela: Once Again, Interference From the USA in Latin America

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Reading Gramsci In Latin America

Buenos Aires commemorated the 80th anniversary of Antonio Gramsci’s passing on April 27, 1937, with a week of lectures and cultural events paying homage to the Italian revolutionary. The proceedings, which will continue into the following months, had an air of veneration customarily reserved for independence leaders like Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín. Indeed, […]

What The Resistance To Trump Can Learn From Latin America

Above Photo: Getty Images It is hard to deny the authoritarian tendencies that Donald Trump has shown in his first 100 days as president of the United States. These tendencies have drawn comparisons to the classic image of a Latin American dictator, and more specifically the caudillo — or strongman leader — by commentators from across Latin American. […]

The Latin American Left Today Global Center For Resistance

The Struggle for Integration Ecuador’s Rafael Correa: CELAC Should Replace OAS The Ecuadorean president argued that forcing Latin American countries to travel to Washington to settle disputes is an outdated model for the region. READ MORE Latin American Unity in the Light of Right-Wing Resurgence Instead of promoting intervention as the OAS does, one of the […]

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