All content tagged: Central America

Grayzone Project - 2019-10-25 - Original post - cached version

USAID is diverting $41.9 million from aid for Central America to pay the salaries of Juan Guaidó’s team as they…

The post USAID funds salaries of Venezuelan coup leaders to lobby US politicians for regime change appeared first on The Grayzone.

Down With Tyranny - 2019-07-31 - Original post - cached version
Status Quo Joe With Colombian President Uribe In 2017

Biden doesn't want to play the role of political piñata tonight. His record, though, lends itself to exactly that. Trump will certainly use it against him if he's the nominee and the Democrats on the stage with him tonight should...

Consortium News - 2019-07-31 - Original post - cached version

Colombians and Hondurans tell Max Blumenthal about the damage the U.S. presidential candidate has done to their societies. By Max Blumenthal The Grayzone While campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this year, former Senator and Vice President Joseph Biden…

Grayzone Project - 2019-07-28 - Original post - cached version

On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has boasted of his role in transforming Colombia and Central America through ambitious economic…

The post How Joe Biden’s privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis appeared first on The Grayzone.

Grayzone Project - 2019-07-25 - Original post - cached version

Roberto Lovato argues that while Trump’s racist anti-immigrant rhetoric is unprecedented, US cruelty towards Central American refugees is longstanding, and…

The post Trump openly terrorizes Central American migrants, whereas Democrats did it quietly appeared first on The Grayzone.

Consortium News - 2019-07-24 - Original post - cached version

The president’s new asylum rule extends his systematic assault on migrants and undermines well-established law, says Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout Since his inauguration, Donald Trump has made 600 unilateral changes in immigration policy, more than any president in recent memory....

Grayzone Project - 2019-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Max Blumenthal rolled up on the Soto Cano / Palmerola air base in Honduras, the US military’s largest in Latin…

The post Max Blumenthal drops by the largest US military base in Latin America appeared first on The Grayzone.

Need To Know News - 2019-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Illegal aliens crossing the border from Central America into the US, and each of them told her that they migrated because they saw advertisements online, in newspapers and on TV for free American services and welfare assistance.

Grayzone Project - 2019-07-05 - Original post - cached version

In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a “dictatorship”…

The post Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed ‘dictatorship’ appeared first on The Grayzone.

Need To Know News - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Mexico's top diplomats issued a veiled threat suggesting that without their efforts, 250,000 more Central American migrants could proceed north to the US border.

Grayzone Project - 2019-04-02 - Original post - cached version

While the Trump administration oversees a coup attempt in Venezuela, Honduras is suffering from an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis,…

The post VIDEO: Honduras has an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis – Thanks to a US-backed coup appeared first on The Grayzone.

Consortium News - 2019-03-01 - Original post - cached version

Heavy-metals pollution threatens indigenous agriculture throughout the region, reports Edgardo Ayala. By Edgardo Ayala in San Salvador Inter Press Service Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region’s agriculture…...

Consortium News - 2019-02-27 - Original post - cached version

A poem by the late Salvadoran radical Roque Dalton helps to clarify what is going on in Venezuela, writes Vijay Prashad.  By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research As the United States and its allies put pressure on Venezuela, a…

Grayzone Project - 2019-02-14 - Original post - cached version

US Congress member Ilhan Omar asked Trump’s new Venezuela special envoy Elliott Abrams if he would oversee genocide and war…

The post Will you support genocide in Venezuela?: Congress member Ilhan Omar challenges notorious coup-monger Elliott Abrams appeared first on The Grayzone.

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Friend of the show Hugo Turner joined me this week to discuss Elliot Abrams and his legacy in Central America and role in the Iran-Contra affair. We began by discussing the roots of Iran-Contra and why it is still largely ignored by the media. Hugo discussed the origins of the affair going all...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Michael Swanson joined me this month to discuss the ongoing political and economic crisis facing Venezuela. We talked about the United States efforts to overthrow President Maduro and replace him with the unknown Juan Guaido. Michael and I talked about the history of US backed coups in...

Need To Know News - 2018-12-19 - Original post - cached version

The US State Department, which is under the control of the the President, announced $10.6 billion from American taxpayers to be given to Central America and southern Mexico to make life sufficiently better in those countries so that no one will want to migrate to the US.

MintPress - 2018-12-18 - Original post - cached version

The intense focus on the “ills” of Nicaragua completely misses the deep issues of continued US intervention – imperial neocolonialism – into the sovereign lives of other countries, as here with Nicaragua. Whether you love or hate Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, their personalities and...

MintPress - 2018-12-17 - Original post - cached version

The thousands of people now trying to flee violence in Central America are small in number compared to those who were desperately trying to escape from Vietnam and other Indochina countries decades ago.

In the spring of 1975—with the U.S. either on the brink of pulling out of Vietnam, or...

MintPress - 2018-11-28 - Original post - cached version

TIJUANA, MEXICO — Mimicking Israel’s tools of repression, United States troops deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border used aggressive force against thousands of unarmed migrants seeking asylum from U.S.-stoked violence in their home countries.

This appears to be only the beginning, as...

MintPress - 2018-11-09 - Original post - cached version

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – Over the past week, Mexico’s sprawling capital has been transformed into the flashpoint of a global humanitarian crisis of forced migration that is rearing its head in all parts of the globe.

The crisis, whose latest focal point is the migrant caravan from Honduras,...

MintPress - 2018-10-25 - Original post - cached version

Journalists have joined Venezuela officials in ridiculing allegations made on Tuesday by US Vice President Mike Pence that Venezuela is financing the migrant caravan traversing Central America en route to the Mexican-US border.

Pence, in an interview with the Washington Post, claimed that...

Porkins Policy Review - 2018-09-12 - Original post - cached version

Return guest Keelan Balderson of was my guest in the first hour. We discussed his recently remastered documentary “The Chris Benoit Files.” The film explores the brutal murder/suicide of WWE star Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and seven year old son Daniel Benoit. Keelan breaks...

MintPress - 2018-08-03 - Original post - cached version

The US has targeted Nicaragua for regime change. Some former supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party echo the US talking points: Ortega’s “entire government has been, in essence, neoliberal. Then it becomes authoritarian, repressive.”

One would think that...

MintPress - 2018-07-25 - Original post - cached version

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR — El Salvador has suddenly become a focal point of growing “concern” to the U.S. government about China’s presence in Central America and alleged attempts to establish a military presence in the region.

Concerns over Chinese activities in the region were stirred...

MintPress - 2018-06-23 - Original post - cached version

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Late on the evening of June 28, 2009, two days before voters were scheduled to go to the polls to vote on a referendum amending the Honduran Constitution, army officers forced President Manuel Zelaya — wearing only his pajamas and slippers — to board a military airplane...

Porkins Policy Review - 2018-06-20 - Original post - cached version

This week Ed Opperman joins us for a wide ranging discussion on some of the most pressing issues of the past few weeks. We start off by discussing the recent IG Report and the way that Trump supporters and the media have covered the story. Ed and I then dive into Roger Stone and his continual...

Need To Know News - 2018-06-19 - Original post - cached version

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen revealed that 10,000 out of 12,000 children who are being cared for by the HHS were sent alone to the US by their parents, and that is when they were separated. Politicians are conflating the numbers together to make it seem as though Trump is...

Porkins Policy Review - 2018-06-13 - Original post - cached version

This week Chuck Ochelli joins me to discuss geopolitics and the problems of the world. We start off discussing the recent Singapore Summit between North Korea and the US. Chuck and I both offer our opinions and analysis of the “deal” that is being hammered out by Trump. We talk about the...

Porkins Policy Review - 2018-06-06 - Original post - cached version


The Author of the War State tells us Wall Street Window .com is moving and being expanded.
Mike Swanson joins us in hour 1 to break down the fascinating underbelly of the cult of civilization clashes. How does the War State behave with zealots in tow?...

The Anti Media - 2018-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Israel provided military aid to brutal Latin American dictatorships in the 1980s. Guatemala was the first to follow the US embassy move to Jerusalem. Honduras and Paraguay may soon be next. (MEE) — While people in Gaza – and around the world – were still mourning the 62 Palestinians killed, over...

MintPress - 2018-05-08 - Original post - cached version

On Thursday May 4, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced the impending end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for some 57,000 citizens of Honduras now living in the United States. The timing of the statement is highly suspicious. It comes as the Trump administration has...

MintPress - 2018-04-25 - Original post - cached version

It was only a matter of time before the US government and its compliant media would once again put Nicaragua in their sights. And, that time has indeed come.

Last year, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017 (NICA...

MintPress - 2018-04-13 - Original post - cached version

MEXICO CITY — By the thousands they came, slowly spilling from the fleet of tour buses Tuesday afternoon like clumps of molasses, clutching babies and duffel bags, wearing baseball caps and bandanas, and chanting and cheering and raising their fists defiantly to the sky. Most of those traveling...

MintPress - 2018-04-03 - Original post - cached version

On Saturday, March 31, President Donald Trump angrily tweeted that the Mexican government is laughing at the United States by doing nothing to stop Central American migrants from crossing Mexican territory to get to the U.S. He stated that this puts an end to all efforts to find a solution for...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-06-13 - Original post - cached version

West of Jondal is Torsnes, named after the Nordic war god Thor with his Hammer, a center of the Viking era from 800 to 1050, only 250 years. Why so short? Successful with raids and colonization–Gardarike in Russia, Iceland, Greenland, Vineland in Canada. And then: fini. Why?


MintPress - 2017-04-04 - Original post - cached version

A woman in a bus observes a march protesting the cost of living in Aguilares, El Salvador, some 13 miles north of San Salvador, the sign reads “Together lets defend life! No to mining exploitation.” (AP/Edgar Romero)

The people of El Salvador and their...

Jay's Analysis - 2016-12-04 - Original post - cached version

In this latest installment, I consider the polarizing figure of Fidel Castro in relation to the numerous tales of CIA subterfuge and “assassination attempts,” as well as the larger picture of how the CIA works under the CFR to control Latin America, and thus how Latin American operations are a...

MintPress - 2016-11-25 - Original post - cached version

In this June 14, 2013 file photo, President Daniel Ortega, left, and Chinese businessman Wang Jing hold up a concession agreement for the construction of a multibillion-dollar canal at the Casa de los Pueblos in Managua. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)


Aletho News - 2016-01-14 - Original post - cached version

U.S. Alliance for Prosperity plan aims to stem Central American migration, but critics say the plan falls far short of addressing underlying causes teleSUR | January 13, 2016 The United States’ plan to more than double its aid package to Central America in the name of increasing security and...

Aletho News - 2015-09-08 - Original post - cached version

By Robert Parry | Consortium News | September 7, 2015 The refugee chaos that is now pushing deep into Europe – dramatized by gut-wrenching photos of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey – started with the cavalier ambitions of American neocons and their liberal-...

Aletho News - 2015-07-07 - Original post - cached version

By Jeff Abbott | Upside Down World | July 6, 2015 The Pasión River in northern Guatemala is a disaster area. Beginning on June 6, residents along the river in the municipality of Sayaxché, Peten, began to find millions of fish, their primary source of food and income, floating dead in the river...

Aletho News - 2015-04-09 - Original post - cached version

By Z.C. Dutka | Venezuelanalysis | April 8th, 2015 Boa Vista – US President Barack Obama arrived today in Jamaica as part of an ongoing effort to persuade the island and its neighbors to reduce dependency on Venezuela’s bilateral PetroCaribe program. As the first active US president to visit...

Aletho News - 2014-10-05 - Original post - cached version

Communities lose out to oil palm plantations GRAIN |  September 22, 2014 Palm oil is not something you would associate with a Mexican kitchen. But go to any supermarket in the country, and you will find countless products containing it. The country’s food system has changed immensely since the...

Aletho News - 2014-09-05 - Original post - cached version

RT | September 3, 2014 The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial ‘Monsanto Law,’ a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered” new plant varieties. The Constitutional Court suspended...

Aletho News - 2014-01-24 - Original post - cached version
CISPES | January 21, 2014

Since the beginning of the New Year and with the February 2nd presidential elections less than two weeks away, El Salvador has seen a dramatic increase in homicides.  In the month of January, El Salvador has seen an average of 9.4 violent...

Aletho News - 2013-11-15 - Original post - cached version
By Sandra Cuffe | Upside Down World | November 14, 2013

Canada and Honduras inked a bilateral free trade agreement on November 5, amid political repression, increasing militarization, and controversial Canadian investment in the Central American nation.

Ed Fast,...

Aletho News - 2013-10-11 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – October 11, 2013

Costa Rican police have arrested four alleged members of a gang that trafficked organs to foreigners, the country’s attorney general says.

Carlos Jimenez said those detained on Thursday include three doctors, who are employed at the...

Aletho News - 2013-08-29 - Original post - cached version
By Matt Erickson | LJWorld | August 21, 2013

[Jerry] Dobson, a professor of geography at Kansas University [KU], is the lead researcher on one of 14 projects to win grants this year from the Minerva Research Initiative, a U.S. Department of Defense effort to learn more about other...

Aletho News - 2013-07-24 - Original post - cached version
By Joe Bryan | Public Political Ecology Lab | July 23, 2013

The Lawrence World-Journal recently reported the Defense Department’s decision to fund the latest Bowman Expedition led by the American Geographical Society and the University of Kansas Geography Department....


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