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UNASUR convokes summit on 
‘gross’ US threat to Venezuela

Venezuelea-TeleSur-IconEcuadorean President Rafael Correa announced that the foreign ministers from the member states of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)* will meet on March 12 to discuss the “gross, illegal, shameless, outrageous, and unjustified act of interference by the United States” in Venezuelan affairs. Continue reading

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The CIA in Latin America: From coups to torture and preemptive killings

By NIL NIKANDROV*

José Vicente Rangel

José Vicente Rangel

(Jan. 22) – The observations made by the Venezuelan journalist José Vicente Rangel are generally regarded as well informed and accurate. For the television program Los Confidenciales («Reliable Sources») he recently reported on the work of the supplemental staff at CIA stations in Latin America. According to Rangel, at least 500 reinforcements have arrived at the US Embassy and other US headquarters in South America in order to help the other operatives escalate their subversive and espionage activities.

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Ecuador expels US embassy military group

RIA NOVOSTI (April 25) – Twenty US Defense Department employees serving in the US embassy in Ecuador have been ordered to leave the country by the end of the month, the Associated Press reported Friday. Continue reading

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Colombia announces new base
 on Venezuelan border

ON DECEMBER 18, the Colombian government announced the construction of a new military base on its border with Venezuela. Colombia’s Defense Minister Gabriel Silva said that the base, located on the Guajira peninsula near the city of Nazaret, would have up to 1,000 troops. “It is a strategic point from a defense Continue reading

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US Southern Command and the phoney ‘War on Drugs’: Pretext for ceaseless militarization of the Americas

By TONY SEED

Fourth in a series of seven articles on the occasion of Harper’s visit to Latin America and the Caribbean

HALIFAX (13 August 2007) – THE CANADIAN WARSHIP HMCS Fredericton and an Aurora aircraft were deployed in the Caribbean Sea under the command of the US Joint Interagency Task Force during July. The American Force is based at Key West, Florida, which also serves as a base for the National Security Agency that, in April 2002, centralized communications support for the failed coup d’etat in Venezuela. The Task Force operates as a subordinate command to the US Southern Command (Southcom), Miami – one of the five US military commands that span the globe. Continue reading

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