Monthly Archives: September 2011

Honduras and the U.S. military

By JOHN LINDSAY-POLAND*

HONDURAS has increasingly become a hub for U.S. military operations in Central America, centered on the Soto Cano air base (also known locally as Palmerola), which has received an infusion of up to $45 million in construction funds since 2009.[1]  Continue reading

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The national protest of veterans

CANADIAN VETERAN’S ADVOCACY (CVA) has called for a National Day of Protest against cuts to support for veterans. In a September 13 press release, the CVA points out that the Harper government’s proposed cuts of five to ten per cent to Veterans Affairs’ operating budget will exacerbate a situation where major cuts to veterans’ pensions and other supports have already been made since 2006 when the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (or New Veteran’s Charter (NVC)) came into force to replace the existing arrangements. Continue reading

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