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Dissident Voice - 2020-03-29 - Original post - cached version

According to the parable, the ungrateful son takes out a life insurance policy on his parents, murders them to collect, and is caught and found guilty. At his sentencing, the judge asks if he has anything to say on his behalf. The son replies: “Have mercy upon me because I am an orphan.” That’s...

Grayzone Project - 2020-03-28 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration’s deception-laden indictment of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle has badly backfired, resulting in…

The post Trump admin’s $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot appeared first on The Grayzone.

Aletho News - 2020-03-07 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | March 6, 2020

Astrid Conde, a former guerrilla fighter in Colombia, was shot dead last Thursday in Bogotá.

Conde’s murder occurred at the entrance to her home, located in the El Tintal sector in the southwest of the city.

The Colombian...

Aletho News - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version
By Ramona Wadi | MEMO | March 5, 2020

Brazilian federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of right-wing dictatorship fanatic President Jair Bolsonaro, announced recently that the country will be moving to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist...

Strategic Culture - 2020-02-25 - Original post - cached version

Despite protests of historic proportions fueled by anger over corruption and a brutal right-wing crackdown, the unrest in Colombia has garnered remarkably little international media attention compared to Venezuela.

Whitney WEBB, Alan MACLEOD

Many of the massive anti-neoliberal...

MintPress - 2020-02-21 - Original post - cached version

Many of the massive anti-neoliberal protest movements that exploded across the globe last year have pressed on into 2020, especially those that rose up throughout Latin America. Many of those demonstrations — clearly newsworthy due to their enormous size, composition, and motives — were and...

Aletho News - 2020-02-20 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | February 20, 2020 Colombian Colonel Alvaro Amortegui said that General Mario Montoya ordered him to kill 17 civilians captured in an operation and make them appear as if they were guerrilla fighters killed in combat. “In 2001… I captured 17 guys inside a house. [Montoya] called me on...

Aletho News - 2020-01-27 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | January 26, 2020 Former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) member and peace agreement signatory John Freddy Vargas was murdered Saturday after attending a meeting in a church in Huila. Vargas, 42, was shot multiple times while he was on a motorcycle with his girlfriend,...

Aletho News - 2020-01-21 - Original post - cached version

Social leaders in Colombia are under threat since the peace agreement of 2016. | Photo: EFE teleSUR | January 19, 2020 The Cordobexia Social Foundation denounced Saturday the assassination of social leader Luis Dario Rodriguez, the second activist killed in the northwestern department of Cordoba...

Dissident Voice - 2020-01-03 - Original post - cached version

In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Bogota, Belen, I saw two people bleeding in the middle of the road. One person was clearly dead. A group of onlookers was moving frantically, shouting loudly. There was an attempt to resurrect an injured man. I asked the driver to inquire whether our help...

Aletho News - 2019-12-27 - Original post - cached version

Social leader Reinaldo Carrillo in Pitalito, Department of Huila, Colombia. 2019. | Photo: Twitter / @ENGmateocastroe teleSUR | December 26, 2019 The National Association of Farmer Users (ANUC) activist Reinaldo Carrillo was killed at dawn on Wednesday by hitmen who entered his house and shot...

Grayzone Project - 2019-12-25 - Original post - cached version

Spending time with the union members of Chapare, who run society in a collective fashion, offers special insights into the…

The post Bolivia’s free territory of Chapare has ousted the coup regime and is bracing for a bloody re-invasion appeared first on The Grayzone.

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-22 - Original post - cached version

Colombia: a country struggling to redeem itself (Photo: Andre Vltchek 2019©)

Andre Vltchek
21st Century Wire

In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Bogota, Belen, I saw two people bleeding in the middle of the road. One person was clearly dead. A group of onlookers were...

Strategic Culture - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

With the ouster of progressive governments throughout Latin America and their replacement with right-wing neo-fascist regimes, Israeli counter-insurgency advisers, better known as “merchants of death,” have returned to Latin America with fervor. Fascist-oriented regimes in Brazil, Bolivia,...

Dissident Voice - 2019-12-15 - Original post - cached version

A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio Grande are the empire’s “backyard.” Yet 2019 was a year best characterized as the revolt of the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-12-11 - Original post - cached version

According to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the US will help “legitimate governments” in Latin America, in order to prevent protests from “morphing into riots”.

From what we are seeing this “legitimization” may be expanded to rest of the world. Because Washington-instigated...

Aletho News - 2019-12-05 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Chronicle – December 5, 2019 For the first time, 13 countries changed their longstanding positions and voted against a pro-Palestine measure at the United Nations on Tuesday. Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania,...

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-05 - Original post - cached version

Currently, South America is experience simultaneous uprisings, with potential instability and revolt happening in at least three countries presently. Where is it heading? Is Washington attempting to steer events in its favor? 

In EP 303 of SUNDAY WIRE show, host Patrick Henningsen speaks...

21 Century Wire - 2019-11-24 - Original post - cached version

Nina Cross
21st Century Wire

On 5th November Luis Almagro, Secretary of the Organisation of American States (OAS) spoke at a Canning House meeting in London.  Almagro made the purpose  of his visit clear: ‘We need more sanctions, not less’.  Almagro came to ask the UK...

Aletho News - 2019-11-22 - Original post - cached version

By Lucas Koerner | Venezuelanalysis | November 21, 2019 Senior Colombian diplomats discussed strategies for regime change in Venezuela in a leaked audio published by Colombian news site Publimetro on Wednesday. Speaking in a Washington DC cafe, Colombian Foreign Minister Claudia Blum and...

Dissident Voice - 2019-11-13 - Original post - cached version

A slow, tacking flight: float then flap. Then a pirouette and it has swung on to a different tack, following another seam through the moor as if it is tracking a scent. It is like a disembodied spirit searching for its host…” — description of the strongest of all harriers, the...

Grayzone Project - 2019-11-12 - Original post - cached version

Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region,…

The post Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support appeared first on The Grayzone.

Strategic Culture - 2019-10-30 - Original post - cached version

A year ago, the corporatists and anti-socialist militarists in the Donald Trump administration appeared ecstatic over the electoral successes of neo-fascism in Latin America. Jair Bolsonaro, a self-proclaimed admirer of Adolf Hitler and who is nicknamed the “Trump of the Tropics,” sat in the...

Aletho News - 2019-10-23 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | October 22, 2019 The United States Department of Justice has told the Colombian judiciary that they will not cooperate with them in their investigation into disgraced former right wing President Alvaro Uribe. This is despite Colombia believing that the DOJ hold information about Uribe’...

Aletho News - 2019-09-01 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | August 31, 2019 The “new guerrilla” movement led by former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People’s Army (FARC-EP) Ivan Marquez announced to the public Saturday it is willing to engage in “dialogue” with a “coalition.” An open letter signed “from the mountains of insurgent...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-28 - Original post - cached version

The French journalist Angèle Savino lived in Venezuela for thirteen years, during which time she followed closely the conflict between the Yukpa and the major landowners. “After Chavez decided to hand over the land to the Yukpa, the assassinations ensued” – she confides. Convinced that in...

Strategic Culture - 2019-08-25 - Original post - cached version

Over the past several years Latin America has become a strategic battleground which involves much more than merely “geopolitical power plays” between the USA vs China as many commentators are asserting. Of course this is not to say that there are no geopolitical battles occurring. The entire...

Grayzone Project - 2019-08-12 - Original post - cached version

En su campaña, Joe Biden se ha jactado de su papel en la transformación de Colombia y Centroamérica a través…

The post Cómo los planes de privatización de Joe Biden condenaron a Latinoamérica y desataron la crisis migratoria appeared first on The Grayzone.

Grayzone Project - 2019-08-08 - Original post - cached version

The Grayzone reports from Caracas, where thousands of Venezuelans marched to protest against the crippling US blockade — and to…

The post 200 years after defeating Spanish colonialists, Venezuelans march against US embargo 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.

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-18 - Original post - cached version

In his last book on Venezuela, Daniel Kovalik, a lawyer and a long standing friend of Latin American people in countries such as Colombia and Central America, is tearing away the veil of war propaganda: “The humanitarian part of the intervention is now barely a fig leaf for the real and...

Aletho News - 2019-07-05 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | July 5, 2019 Social leader Tatiana Paola Posso Espitia, 35, was shot twice in the head Wednesday morning in front of her house in El Copey located in the Department of Cesar when two men on motorcycles fired at the activist and fled the scene. The assassination occurred just as Espitia...

Grayzone Project - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

An explosive new report reveals how Guaidó representatives in Colombia embezzled $125,000 meant for humanitarian aid, suckering deserting soldiers and…

The post From coup leaders to con artists: Juan Guaidó’s gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud appeared first on The Grayzone...

MintPress - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Grayzone —  A far-right Venezuelan opposition activist emailed a death threat to human rights activists from the peace group CODEPINK. The threat was delivered when CODEPINK was helping to protect the Venezuelan government’s embassy in Washington, DC from an illegal takeover by Juan Guaidó’s US-...

Grayzone Project - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido’s aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy…

The post Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and ‘aid volunteer,’ sends death threat to embassy defenders appeared first on The...

Aletho News - 2019-05-05 - Original post - cached version

Orinoco Tribune | May 5, 2019 The defeat of the military political operation of April 30, 2019 against the government of President Maduro, adds to the long list of failures that led to Ivan Duque accusing the Venezuelan government of protecting the ELN, in a desperate attempt to meet one of the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-03 - Original post - cached version

In the early morning hours of 30 April, 2019, the self-declared “Interim President”, Juan Guaidó, launched what at first sight appeared to be a military coup – Guaidó calls it “Operation Freedom” (sounds very much like a Washington-invented title) – against the democratically elected, legitimate...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

“EXIT NATO!”  was the glaring title on a huge screen greeting the several hundred participants of the Anti-NATO Conference in Florence, Italy, on 7 April 2019. Officially it was called The International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, sponsored by Global Research of Canada and the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-10 - Original post - cached version

On 4th of April 2019, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) “celebrated” the 70th Anniversary of its murderous existence. This horror organization was born sort of as a “Rosemary’s Baby”, signed into life in Washington DC, as the North Atlantic Treaty. Its creation was absolutely unethical...

MintPress - 2019-04-04 - Original post - cached version

(Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration —  World domination: it’s a funny concept. We can imagine old dudes with messy hair and thick glasses taking over the world or the caricature of a humanoid villain that wears a skull and...

MintPress - 2019-03-26 - Original post - cached version

Venezuelan authorities have alleged that self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and other opposition leaders were involved in a plot to carry out acts of terrorism employing foreign paramilitaries trained in Colombia.

Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez presented ...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-03-14 - Original post - cached version

On this particular Ochelli Effect, Michael Swanson went into a direction that Chuck did not expect. The industry of Psychology and MkUltra were discussed as inspired by Mike’s interest in the Documentary Wormwood. It was quite unique among all the dialogs with Mike on the show over the...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Ricardo Vaz of joined me to discuss the ongoing regime change operations in Venezuela. We stared off by discussing the recent return of so called “interim president” Juan Guaido after his visit to several Latin American including Colombia and Brazil. Ricardo talked about...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-01 - Original post - cached version

Below is a diary, edited slightly for style and clarity, directly from Facebook posts of mine from January 24, 2019 through the culminating day — for now — of Saturday, February 23, 2019 when the US propaganda whirlwind and concerted campaign caught up with the political realities on the ground...

MintPress - 2019-02-28 - Original post - cached version

February 23 saw the latest attempt by the White House, its right-wing regional allies, and self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido to oust the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro, this time by trying to undermine Maduro’s authority and forcibly violate Venezuela’s borders under the...

Consortium News - 2019-02-25 - Original post - cached version

Marco Rubio and coup leaders are accusing the Venezuelan National Guard, but Max Blumenthal lines up opposing evidence.   By Max Blumenthal in Caracas Grayzone The Trump administration’s coup against Venezuela culminated on Feb. 23 with U.S.-backed opposition attempting to ram several…

MintPress - 2019-02-25 - Original post - cached version

Grayzone — CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration’s coup against Venezuela culminated on February 23 with US-backed opposition attempting to ram several trucks loaded with boxes of USAID “humanitarian aid” across the previously unused Francisco de Paula Santander bridge connecting...

Grayzone Project - 2019-02-24 - Original post - cached version

Sen. Marco Rubio and coup leaders claim the Venezuelan National Guard burned US aid trucks on the bridge in Colombia.…

The post Burning Aid: An Interventionist Deception on Colombia-Venezuela Bridge? appeared first on The Grayzone.


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