Tag Archives: Venezuela

Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

The new Cold War doctrine is that democratically elected nationalist or socialist leaders are new dominos threatening the fall of a U.S.-controlled order. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2014 While the first Cold War was … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

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Harry Targ :
Who makes U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century?

U.S. efforts in Venezuela and the Ukraine exemplify imperialism engineered through an embedded, extra-political ‘deep state.’ By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 4, 2014 I have been teaching courses on United States foreign policy for about 40 … finish reading Harry Targ :
Who makes U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century?

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Military Buildup in Colombia : A Rumor of War

Colombian army soldiers shown during training exercises. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.A rumor of war:Shadows of Vietnam in ColombiaBy Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / January 22, 2010 CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — I borrowed the title of this post … finish reading Military Buildup in Colombia : A Rumor of War

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Licensed Murder in Colombia : The Macabre Ruse of ‘False Positives’

Carmenza Gómez Romero of Soacha, Colombia, shows a picture of her son Victor, one of two sons she has lost in “false positive” operations in the Ocaña area. Photo from El Espectador.Grotesque staged civilian murders:Colombia’s ‘false positive’ operations By Marion … finish reading Licensed Murder in Colombia : The Macabre Ruse of ‘False Positives’

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Coltan in Venezuela : Chavez Putting Chips on War?

Above, image from Intimidad Violada. Below, capacitor made with coltan.Valuable electronics ore mixes with oilTo produce rumbles of war with Colombia By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 26, 2009 WARS. There are so many of them that … finish reading Coltan in Venezuela : Chavez Putting Chips on War?

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Caracas : Bolivar is Inspiration for New Peoples’ Movement in Latin America

The founding congress of the Movimiento Continental Bolivariano (MCB) in Caracas, Dec. 7, 2009. Photo from kaosenlared.netMovimiento Continental Bolivariano:‘Take the open road of hope’ By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 14, 2009 CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — … finish reading Caracas : Bolivar is Inspiration for New Peoples’ Movement in Latin America

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Health Care in Venezuela

New Venezuelan clinic built by community with funds given from municipality. When communities build projects such as this, they provide some labor and serve as the contractor — thus allowing a lot to be done at lower costs than usual.Health … finish reading Health Care in Venezuela

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Chavez: ‘When the Working Class Roars, the Capitalists Tremble’

Photo: AFP/Getty Images.Venezuela: ‘When the working class roars, capitalists tremble’By Federico Fuentes / May 30, 2009 Addressing the 400-strong May 21 workshop with workers from the industrial heartland of Guayana, dedicated to the “socialist transformation of basic industry”, Venezuelan President … finish reading Chavez: ‘When the Working Class Roars, the Capitalists Tremble’

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Venezuela Seizes Non-Compliant Cargill Plant

Last March President Chavez nationalised Cargill’s rice plant.Venezuela seizes US pasta company Venezuelan officials accompanied by soldiers have seized “temporary” control of a US-owned pasta producer. Venezuela says the plant, owned by the big US firm Cargill, had violated regulations … finish reading Venezuela Seizes Non-Compliant Cargill Plant

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The Empire Is the Empire, Regardless of Its Color

A New Era Between Washington and Venezuela?By Eva Gollinger / February 07, 2009 For a moment, to please all those who’ve fallen in love with the new president of the United States, let’s forget everything that was said about Venezuela … finish reading The Empire Is the Empire, Regardless of Its Color

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South America Report: Protest Under Scrutiny

The interest in this article lies in the author’s description of how the private media treat incidents such as this. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog Venezuela – Opposition students “peacefully” set alight national parkBy Arturo Rosales / January 16, … finish reading South America Report: Protest Under Scrutiny

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Alaskans Benefit from Free Venezuelan Heating Oil

Map reflects 2007-’08 winter. Source.Venezuela’s Chavez offers heat to villagesBy Kyle Hopkins / November 28, 2008 VENEZUELAN OIL: Controversial but free program in 3rd year. With heating oil prices approaching $10 a gallon in rural Alaska and reports of neighbors … finish reading Alaskans Benefit from Free Venezuelan Heating Oil

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