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  • As America Sleeps, China Conquers Latin America

    10/16/2014 6:22:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Michael Fumento
    America needs an intelligent, aggressive, integrated policy of discovering what its southern neighbors want and accommodating them so that all sides gain. Or soon that heat wave coming up from the south will be fire from the mouth of the dragon Bucaramanga, Colombia—Step aside, EU! China is set to become Latin America’s second-largest trading partner in two years. And 13 years later it will be king of the hill according to the journal China Policy Review. Yes, having locked up Asia and Africa, the ever-hungry Chinese dragon is salivating over what the U.S. at least used to consider its “back...
  • US Hispanics undergoing a 'Latino Reformation' (TIME Magazine Features the Evengelico's)

    04/07/2013 8:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Ecumenical News ^ | 04/06/2013 | Elizabeth Dias
    Hispanics in the United States are becoming evangelicals at a rapid rate Time Magazine reports this week. "Latino evangelicals are one of the fastest growing segments of America's churchgoing millions," said Elizabeth Dias, the  author of the report.Time calls  the  phenomenon "The Latino Reformation".Dias's account is Time's cover story in its April 4 edition."They call themselves Evangelicos," Time's managing editor Richard Stengel told MSNBC."They are Latino Americans who have embraced an evangelical form of Protestantism." Related Survey: U.S. Protestant Hispanics more religious than CatholicsSurvey: 7 in 10 US Catholics happy about Pope Francis "They have forsaken Catholicism for all kinds...
  • A ticket to vote for the first Latin-American Pope

    03/03/2013 4:09:15 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 16 replies ^ | 3/2/13 | Gerard O'Connell - Andrea Tornielli
    Brazil's Cardinal Odilo Scherer is being proposed as a candidate to be next Pope by some Italian cardinals from the Roman Curia, including Sodano and Re, but they also want an Italian as Secretary of State
  • Oliver Stone Defends Latin American Film [Says Hugo Chavez "Too Macho" for Americans] [!!!]

    07/06/2010 9:27:25 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 60 replies · 1+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 07/03/10 | Steve Pond
    Critics who complain about his favorable depiction of Hugo Chavez and other Latin American leaders are spreading “mythologies,” director Oliver Stone said Friday night after a Santa Monica screening of his film “South of the Border.” Stone participated in a Q&A session at Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex after the screening, which was picketed by protesters who felt that his documentary’s positive look at anti-imperialist leaders in Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and other countries overlooked the economic ills and repressive policies of countries like Chavez’s Venezuela. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who earlier in the week told theWrap that Stone’s depiction of Chavez was...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...

    07/05/2009 1:32:17 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 3 replies · 444+ views ^ | 7/2/2009 | Georgie Anne Geyer
    For decades, even centuries, the bane of Latin American democracy has been the military takeover. Democrats from Guatemala to Peru and from Argentina to Chile have fought valiantly to keep political power from falling into the uncompromising hands of the generals. And now, after an amazing number of years without military coups, we wake up and find one topping the news, in little Honduras in Central America. It happened in the night, of course. The elected president, a wealthy rancher named Manuel Zelaya, was ousted from his home Sunday in his pajamas and unostentatiously flown to neighboring Costa Rica. Of...
  • Panama says no to U.S. military base

    07/04/2008 4:27:27 PM PDT · by Flavius · 63 replies · 264+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 7/4/08 | reuteurs
    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama has ruled out hosting a U.S. military base to replace one in Ecuador which is being reclaimed by the Quito government, a senior Panamanian official said on Friday. Panama -- along with Peru and Colombia -- had been tipped as a possible site to replace the Manta air base in western Ecuador, a key strategic asset in Washington's campaign to stop Latin American cocaine from reaching the United States.
  • Latin America outraged at EU plan (on illegal immigrants)

    06/24/2008 11:15:37 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 15 replies · 49+ views
    BBC News ^ | 23.06.2008 | Daniel Schweimler
    Leaders across Latin America have reacted angrily to a new EU law that could jail illegal immigrants for up to 18 months before they are deported. One president called it a hate initiative. Another said it was an attack on people's rights and lives. Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans live and work in Europe, many of them without permission. Many do jobs that Europeans do not want to do, providing a vital source of income for poor families back home. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez led the reaction, threatening to cut oil exports to Europe unless the EU retracted the...
  • Latin Amer. leaders discuss labor plan with Calif. farmers

    06/07/2008 6:37:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 211+ views
    Honduran president Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales and representatives from El Salvador and Guatemala met with California farmers Saturday to hash out a plan that will train laborers from those countries to work in the Western U.S. The plan is set to start with about 300 workers from Mexico and Central America. It will operate under existing U.S. guest worker laws and take at least a year to implement, said Manuel Cunha Jr., president of the Nisei Farmers League, a group that represents hundreds of agriculture businesses in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona. Growers plan to work with Latin American countries...
  • Banana Republics, With Nuts (Yes, this is old, but it's still pretty timely)

    01/24/2006 8:59:00 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 518+ views
    Reason magazine ^ | August/September 2000 | Glenn Garvin
    Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot, by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, and Alvaro Vargas Llosa, translated by Michaela Lajda Ames, New York Madison Books, 218 pages, $24.95 My Costa Rican friend Celeste, ordinarily mild-mannered to a fault, was turning purple. The TV newscast said her country was about to get its first maquila, a factory where cloth would be imported duty free from the United States, cut and sewn into garments, and shipped back to the United States. An enterprising reporter discovered that the Costa Rican seamstresses--though well paid by local standards--would be making about $4 an...
  • Rumsfeld Seeks Strengthening Of U.S.-Latin American Ties

    03/22/2005 9:18:03 PM PST · by jinkagrl · 3 replies · 265+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 22, 2005 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 22, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here at the Argentine capital city March 21, kicking off a four-day Latin-American trip. The secretary will seek to strengthen the U.S. bilateral defense relationship with Argentina, according to senior defense officials, as well as solidify relationships with Brazil and Guatemala, which Rumsfeld is also slated to visit between now and March 24. Rumsfeld told traveling press members en route to Argentina that the United States takes a keen interest in the goings-on throughout the Western Hemisphere and has “good military-to-military relationships” with Argentina, Brazil and Guatemala....
  • Terror's South American Front-Why the next hotbed of Islamist terror may be closer than you think

    03/19/2004 5:15:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 258+ views ^ | March 19, 2004 | Erick Stakelbeck
    Situated between Argentina and Brazil, the sprawling Iguazu waterfalls are among the most popular tourist destinations in South America, with nearly 2 million visitors flocking annually to witness their extravagant beauty. In recent years, however, the area surrounding the falls has also attracted a far less savory element. In the shadow of the Iguazu lies the “tri-border” region, a lawless zone which has become a magnet for Islamic terrorists. Located where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet, the area is home to roughly 20,000 Middle Eastern immigrants—mostly from Lebanon and Syria—and has long been a hotbed for terrorist fundraising, arms and...
  • Connecting the South American Terror Dots

    08/09/2004 4:47:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 492+ views ^ | August 9, 2004 | David Meir-Levi
    Dot # 1: A Growing Threat in the Tri-Border Area of South America. (Terrorist and Organized Crime Groups in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of South America. A Report Prepared under an Interagency Agreement by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, July 2003.) Since the early 1980’s, Arab terrorists have been sending thousands of their cohorts to the almost inaccessible jungle and mountain region between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay (known as the TBA, Tri-Border Area or La Triple Frontera). Terror training camps and arsenals have been established, virtually out of the reach of local law enforcement or defense forces; and...
  • US contractor recruits guards for Iraq in Chile

    03/04/2004 11:51:00 PM PST · by Prodigal Son · 7 replies · 163+ views
    Guardian ^ | March 5, 2004 | Jonathan Franklin
    The US is hiring mercenaries in Chile to replace its soldiers on security duty in Iraq. A Pentagon contractor has begun recruiting former commandos, other soldiers and seamen, paying them up to $4,000 (£2,193) a month to guard oil wells against attack by insurgents. Last month Blackwater USA flew a first group of about 60 former commandos, many of who had trained under the military government of Augusto Pinochet, from Santiago to a 2,400-acre (970-hectare) training camp in North Carolina. From there they will be taken to Iraq, where they are expected to stay between six months and a year,...
  • Rumsfeld Discusses Haiti Deployment

    03/01/2004 4:52:07 PM PST · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 340+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 1, 2004 | By Jim Garamone
    Between 1,500 and 2,000 Marines will deploy to Haiti as part of peacekeeping operations in that nation, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon news conference today. "A couple hundred" Marines are already in and around Haiti's capital of Port- au-Prince, he noted. They are the leading elements of a multinational interim force sanctioned by the United Nations. Rumsfeld said he is not aware of any "abduction" used by U.S. forces to get President Jean-Bertrand Aristide out of Haiti after his Feb. 29 resignation. The Marines will secure key sites in the capital and will stabilize the security...

    04/07/2003 3:05:48 PM PDT · by Missouri · 24 replies · 275+ views
    National Review Online, Stein Report ^ | APRIL 1, 2003 | Matthew Continetti
    According to National Review Online, "Last Wednesday, Columbia University assistant professor Nicholas DeGenova told the audience at a faculty-led antiwar teach-in that he wished 'for a million Mogadishus' to visit U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq." According to the Columbia University biography of DeGenova, his teaching focuses on "transnational urban conjunctural spaces that link the U.S. and Latin America as a standpoint of critique from which to interrogate U.S. nationalism, political economy, racialized citizenship, and immigration law." DeGenova has appeared at several open-borders conferences as a panelist and his writing has been highly critical of immigration enforcement. He is also scheduled...