Tag Archives: Central America

Harry Targ :
The Central American refugees are 21st century descendants of imperialism

The popular narratives about the horrific migration ignore the history of U.S.-inspired violence in the region and the economic devastation caused by neoliberal economic policies. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | July 20, 2014 A military coup in … finish reading Harry Targ :
The Central American refugees are 21st century descendants of imperialism

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Alice Embree :
VERSE | Beyond Borders

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2014 On the edge of memory The slogan echoes “El Salvador is Spanish for Vietnam” U.S. weapons for Right-wing death squads Yield peasant massacres And refugees In recent memory President … finish reading Alice Embree :
VERSE | Beyond Borders

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David Bacon :
How U.S. policies helped create the current immigration crisis

Six reasons why U.S. trade and immigration policies — not ‘lax immigration enforcement’ — have caused migration from Central America. By David Bacon | The Rag Blog | July 14, 2014 David Bacon will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag … finish reading David Bacon :
How U.S. policies helped create the current immigration crisis

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David P. Hamilton : Guatemala’s Perez Molina Wants to Legalize all Drugs

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina, left, with his Defense Minister Ulises Ansueto Giron, during a ceremony in Guatemala City in January. Photo from AFP / Tico Times.Otto Perez Molina and the Drug War Perez Molina surprised everyone by announcing that … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Guatemala’s Perez Molina Wants to Legalize all Drugs

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Honduras : Micheletti Becoming ‘Second Pinochet’?

‘Congressman for Life’ Roberto Micheletti. Art by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff / IndyBay.Honduran coup consolidating power:Micheletti named ‘Congressman for Life’ By David Holmes Morris / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2010 As violent repression continues, the powers that be … finish reading Honduras : Micheletti Becoming ‘Second Pinochet’?

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Corruption in Panama : Former President on the Lam

Panama’s ex-President Ernesto Pérez Balladares earlier this year. Panama’s ‘Toro’ is currently wanted by law enforcement, if not by Panama’s voters. Photo from telemetro.com.Panama’s ‘Toro’ goes underground Warrant issued for arrest of ex-President Ernesto Pérez Balladares for laundering money from … finish reading Corruption in Panama : Former President on the Lam

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Colombian Invasion : Touching All the Bases

A sign in Caracas, Venezuela, denounces expanded U.S. military presence in Colombia. Photo by Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images.Just the beginning?The U.S buildup in Colombia By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / November 24, 2009 CARTAGENA DE … finish reading Colombian Invasion : Touching All the Bases

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Honduras : The ‘Election’ and the Resistencia

Above,“Golpistas: Here Is Your Vote.” Rebelión poster. Demonstration against electoral campaign, Intibucá. Photo from Indymedia Honduras.Micheletti prepares for election;Moves against boycott, resistance By David Holmes Morris / The Rag Blog / November 23, 2009 With a nod of approval from … finish reading Honduras : The ‘Election’ and the Resistencia

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Val Liveoak : Remembering the ‘Tope’ in El Salvador

Mural at the University of Central America in San Salvador depicts martyred Jesuit priests and suggests complicity of the nation’s business and political leadership. Slain Jesuit priests honored in El Salvador In El Salvador, six Jesuit priests are being honored … finish reading Val Liveoak : Remembering the ‘Tope’ in El Salvador

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U.S.-Colombia Treaty : Yanks Prepare to Party Down

Top, Chiva party bus Cartegena: Party down. Below, “The Yanks are Coming!” The new Colombian war:Nature of U.S. incursion still unclear The new U.S. air base in Palanquero… will ‘expand expeditionary warfare capability’ and ‘improve global reach’ for ‘conducting full … finish reading U.S.-Colombia Treaty : Yanks Prepare to Party Down

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Furor in Colombia : The Yanks are Still Coming

Venezuela Pres. Hugo Chavez addresses rally in Caracas, Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, protesting U.S.-Columbia military agrement. Photo by Fernando LLano / AP. The U.S. Invasion of Colombia:Touching all the bases By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / November 15, … finish reading Furor in Colombia : The Yanks are Still Coming

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Surprise! : Betrayal in Honduras as ‘Golpistas’ Ignore Accord

Manuel Zelaya closes a window at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. Photo from AFP.Celebration was premature;United States expresses ‘disappointment’ …negotiating with the golpistas for reinstatement of the democratically elected president is like negotiating with thieves for the return of stolen … finish reading Surprise! : Betrayal in Honduras as ‘Golpistas’ Ignore Accord

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