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  • Nicaragua accused of helping Colombian drug lords to establish trafficking routes

    05/03/2010 12:56:51 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 371+ views
    Times Online ^ | 5/1/2010 | Hannah Strange
    The head of the Sandinista Government in Nicaragua protected one of the world’s top drug barons and helped him to establish trafficking routes through the country, a former high-ranking officer has claimed. During the 1980s Daniel Ortega, the revolutionary leader and current President, gave Pablo Escobar, the head of Colombia’s Medellín cartel, access to drug corridors as well as sanctuary and a military guard, according to the allegations. Cuba and Panama, then led by Fidel Castro and Manuel Noriega, are also said to have participated in the deal, with Panama acting as a financial and money-laundering centre and Cuba protecting...
  • Iran's Growing Influence In Latin America

    04/27/2010 1:33:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 222+ views
    SPERO Forum.com - SPERO News ^ | April 24, 2010 | Commentary, Analysis by Mark P. Sullivan
    SNIPPET: "President Chávez also announced during the visit that Venezuela is working on a preliminary plan for the construction of a “nuclear village” in Venezuela with Iranian assistance so that “the Venezuelan people can count in the future on this marvelous resource for peaceful purposes.” The transfer of Iranian nuclear technology from Iran would be a violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions - 1737 (2006), 1747 ( 2007), and 1803 (2008) - that imposed restrictions on Iran’s nuclear technology transfers. In late September 2009, comments by Venezuelan officials offered conflicting information about Iran’s support for Venezuela’s search for uranium deposits....
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • Secretary Napolitano Designates 11 New Countries as Eligible for H-2a and H-2b...

    01/22/2010 2:28:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 852+ views
    DHS.gov - News ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: Contact info deleted by me. # Note: The following text is a quote: Secretary Napolitano Designates 11 New Countries as Eligible for H-2a and H-2b Nonimmigrant Visa Programs Release Date: January 22, 2010 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano this week designated 11 new countries as eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant visa programs, which allow U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary or seasonal jobs for which U.S. workers are not available. The 11 newly designated countries—Croatia, Ecuador, Ethiopia,...
  • When US bars its door to foreign scholars

    11/22/2005 7:25:22 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 615+ views
    Concern is mounting that the US government is using antiterror laws - namely, the Patriot Act - to revive a now-discredited practice common during the cold war: the prevention of foreign intellectuals who are critical of administration policies from entering the country and sharing their views with Americans. The practice, called ideological exclusion, became illegal in 1990. But a recent lawsuit - brought by the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the PEN American Center under the Freedom of Information Act - is asking the Bush administration to explain its decisions to revoke or deny...
  • Iran building terror network in South America

    12/03/2009 3:10:27 PM PST · by La Lydia · 3 replies · 600+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 3, 2009 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER,
    The Argentinean prosecutor who ferreted out Iranian links to Argentina's largest terror attack warned Wednesday of Teheran's growing terror network in Latin America. "The Iranians are moving fast," assessed Alberto Nisman, who has secured Interpol backing for the arrest of several Iranians, including former president Hashemi Rafsanjani, for ordering the July 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community offices in Buenos Aires. "We see a much greater penetration than we did in 1994." He said that Iran, particularly through Lebanese proxy Hizbullah, has a growing presence in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, using techniques it honed in Argentina before the...
  • Losing Nicaragua-- The Sandinistas are slowly crushing democracy.

    11/24/2009 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    With U.S. policymakers distracted by the situation in Honduras, Nicaragua continues to move toward authoritarianism. On October 19, a Nicaraguan Supreme Court panel overturned a constitutional provision limiting presidents to two non-consecutive terms in office. The ruling will allow incumbent Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega--the Sandinista party leader, former Soviet client, vociferous critic of the United States, and current Hugo Chávez acolyte--to run for another term in 2011. If there were any doubts that Nicaraguan democracy is slowly being extinguished, this latest development should remove them. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court is composed of 16 members. Thanks to a political deal made...
  • Nicaragua Seizes Guns from Mexican Drug Cartel

    11/17/2009 7:13:15 PM PST · by greatdefender · 10 replies · 552+ views
    MANAGUA – An arsenal of military weaponry seized over the weekend in the province of Matagalpa belonged to a cell of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, Nicaraguan authorities said Monday. The National Police said Monday in a communique that the arsenal – including 58 assault rifles, two mortars, 10 grenades, 30 sticks of TNT and 19,236 rounds of ammunition – “were being transported by members of the Sinaloa cartel” in a pickup truck with Nicaraguan plates. The shipment of arms, ammo and explosives was confiscated on Sunday in a joint operation involving the police and the army, the statement said. The...
  • Latin America must unite to eliminate US military in Colombia: Nicaraguan President

    11/09/2009 9:19:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 911+ views
    colombiareports.com ^ | November 09, 2009
    Nicaragua's President on Monday urged Latin American peoples to unite in order to force the removal of airbases in Colombia that the U.S. military intend to use. President Daniel Orgeta, a main ally to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, announced that the greatest struggle for Latin American countries was to "make dissappear once and for all ... the military bases that threaten the sovereignty, integrity and peace of our people." Ortega denounced the recent Colombia - U.S. military agreement (which he believes to have been initiated by the George W Bush administration) as the greatest threat to Colombia and Latin American...
  • A New Mosque in Nicaragua Fires Up the Rumor Mill

    11/09/2009 9:53:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 975+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/9/09 | STEVE STECKLOW
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- With just 300 or so Muslims in all of Nicaragua, it became an instant mystery here when a big new mosque suddenly seemed to spring up recently in a residential neighborhood. Like, who paid for it?
  • THE GIANT NO ONE SEES: RED REVOLUTION COMES TO "GREEN GIANT" BRAZIL

    11/03/2009 1:23:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 2,706+ views
    INATODAY.com - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | November 3, 2009 | Toby Westerman
    SNIPPET: "Lula and Chavez have established a "strategic relationship," and recently agreed upon a joint Brazilian-Venezuelan oil venture worth billions of dollars. Lula and Chavez have joined with Daniel Ortega, the returned Nicaraguan Marxist dictator, to form an anti-U.S. Latin American military alliance - all with Russian assistance - funded by the region's abundant oil reserves. Brazil is engaged in its own arms build-up and Lula is determined that Brazil will become at least a first-rate regional power. Unfortunately, Lula is establishing Brazil as an anti-American military power by aligning with nations hostile or potentially hostile to the U.S. Lula...
  • Controversial New Video of Obama’s Pastor

    11/01/2009 10:08:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 5,231+ views
    Accuracy in Media. ^ | Nov. 1, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    A new video of Jeremiah Wright has surfaced, showing Barack Obama's pastor of 20 years praising Marxism and discussing his ties to communists in El Salvador and Nicaragua and the Libyan government. Equally important, Wright is being introduced in the video by Robert W. McChesney, co-founder of Free Press, an organization which has come under scrutiny for its links to the Obama Administration and dedication to the transformation and control of the private media in the U.S. In an article in the socialist Monthly Review, "Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle," McChesney declared, "Our job is to make media reform part...
  • CONSTITUTIONAL TINKERING OPENS DOOR TO ORTEGA RE-ELECTION

    10/28/2009 7:13:51 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 3 replies · 241+ views
    uexpress.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Georgie Anne Geyer
    Little attention has been paid recently to Nicaragua. "Only right," you may well respond. "After all, that tiny, troubled country in Central America became only relatively important when the Marxist Sandinistas took over in 1979 -- becoming temporarily the 'second Cuba' in the hemisphere." But recently, despite the dearth of news coverage, Nicaragua has become pivotal again. Recent events there confirm that there is indeed a new pattern emerging in the hemisphere that is certainly cause for alarm.
  • Ortega Assists Honduras

    10/27/2009 10:37:01 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 9 replies · 659+ views
    If Honduras manages to preserve its democracy despite U.S. pressure to abandon it, the tiny Central American country may wind up thanking Nicaragua's Danny Ortega, of all people. Last week, President Ortega inadvertently provided the best defense yet of the Honduran decision this summer to remove Manuel Zelaya from the presidency. Nicaragua has a one-term limit for presidents, and Mr. Ortega's term expires in 2011. However, the Nicaraguan doesn't want to leave, and so he asked the Sandinista-controlled Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional ban on his re-election. Last week the court's constitutional panel obliged him. The Nicaraguan press reported...
  • U.S. says concerned by Nicaragua election ruling

    10/23/2009 7:40:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 13 replies · 786+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 22, 2009 | Reuters
    Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife Rosario Murillo gesture during a meeting in Managua October 20, 2009. REUTERS/Cesar Perez/Nicaragua Presidency/Handout WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday expressed concern about a Nicaraguan court ruling that opens the way for leftist President Daniel Ortega to seek re-election in the 2011 election. Nicaragua's Supreme Court on Monday issued a ruling that helped to clear the way for Ortega to run for another term, following a petition from him and a group of mayors last week. The country's electoral court said it would comply with the ruling. The U.S. State...
  • Obama Asks Moms to Return to School! (on Latin American Site)

    10/20/2009 9:12:02 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies · 723+ views
    Noticias24 ^ | 10-20-09 | Classes USA
    Obama Asks Moms to Return to School! Classes USA See ad at bottom of article entitled http://www.noticias24.com/actualidad/noticia/103179/presidente-del-supremo-en-nicaragua-tilda-de-ilegal-fallo-que-permite-reeleccion-de-ortega/ Is it advertising Latin Americans to attend college on line in U.S.?
  • Report: U.S. To Engage In Joint Military Training Exercises With Venezuela and Nicaragua

    09/26/2009 8:24:08 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 28 replies · 1,840+ views
    Translated by Babelfish The Parliament today authorized the entrance of troops, ships and airships of the Armed Forces of the United States and Venezuela, to participate in an interchange of experience in this country with humanitarian aims, informed legislative sources today. The entrance of the American and Venezuelan military was proposed by the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, with character urgent, and approved today in the plenary session by 63 of the 92 deputies before the National Assembly, needed the president the Legislative one, the sandinista René Núñez. The Congress authorized the entrance of the 10 military of the special...
  • Exporting Equality, Importing Instability

    09/09/2009 10:35:38 AM PDT · by vertolet · 2 replies · 506+ views
    ISN ^ | September 2009 | Gerard DeGroot
    America and its allies in the past 20 years have assumed that the best way to stabilize the developing world is to export democracy. As a result, the ballot box has become a stand-in for substantive political reforms, resulting in chronic instability or – worse yet – elected autocracies.By Gerard DeGroot Anastasio Somoza, the notorious Nicaraguan dictator deposed in 1979, was no great believer in democracy. "I would like nothing better than to give Nicaraguans the same kind of freedom as that of the United States," he once remarked. "But, it is like what you do with a baby. First...
  • Nicaraguans make proxy war of Honduran coup of President Manuel Zelaya

    08/23/2009 6:34:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies · 505+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | August 23, 2009 | TIM ROGERS
    The aftershocks from the military coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on June 28 continue to rattle Nicaragua, where politicians are using the neighboring conflict as a proxy war to slug out their own internal disputes. snip On Aug. 4, a group of four Nicaraguan opposition lawmakers who tried to travel to the Honduran border to express their discomfort with what they called Zelaya's two-week ``occupation'' of northern Nicaragua were turned back 12 miles before the town of Ocotal. Sandinista and Zelaya supporters blocked their caravan on the highway and attacked their vehicles with sticks and rocks. Four days...
  • Ortega Follows Zelaya--Surprise! Now the Nicaraguan president wants to change term limits.

    08/12/2009 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 918+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 12, 2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    A few weeks ago, at a public celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Sandinista revolution, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega moved one step closer to creating an autocracy. Speaking to a large crowd, Ortega called for changing the Nicaraguan constitution to allow his own reelection. Under current law, Nicaraguan presidents are prohibited from serving consecutive terms and are limited to two five-year terms overall. In order to be "just and fair," said Ortega, whose term ends in 2012, the country should amend its constitution to let presidents seek reelection. His timing was impeccable. The ongoing political crisis in...
  • Amnesty International Calls Protection of Unborn in Nicaragua a "Great Horror"

    08/05/2009 10:12:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 462+ views
    LifeSite ^ | August 4, 2009 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    p>MANAGUA, August 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Amnesty International (AI) has launched an international campaign against the government of Nicaragua, claiming that its law protecting the unborn from abortion is "cruel," and "cynical.""There is only one way to describe what we have seen in Nicaragua: a great horror," said Kate Gilmore, Deputy Secretary General of AI, in a press conference held recently in Mexico."The prohibition of therapeutic of abortion in Nicaragua is a shame.  It is a human rights scandal that ridicules medical science and distorts the law, being a weapon against the provision of essential medical services for pregnant girls...
  • [Venezuela's] Chávez "armed to the teeth" with new Russian tanks

    07/27/2009 8:53:03 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 46 replies · 1,537+ views
    NotiUno.com (Spanish-language article) ^ | July 24, 2009 | News Desk
    (English-language translation) The government of Venezuela will purchase tanks from Russia to double its fleet and strengthen its armed forces. [Venezuelan] President Hugo Chávez made the announcement amid growing tensions with Colombia over its military agreement with the United States, which would allow troops from that country to operate from Colombian bases. "We are going to bring several new tank battalions in order to double the armored force we presently have....I am not going to pay attention to what the neighbors say, or up north, forget the Yankees," said Chávez in "Hello, Theoretical President", the new version of his Sunday...
  • Confrontation Brewing in Honduras

    07/24/2009 1:48:50 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 12 replies · 466+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/24/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The deposed leader of Honduras, Jose Zelaya, is right now standing on the Nicaraguan side of the border of Honduras and Nicaragua on his cell phone with a series of supporters presumably in preparation of re entering the nation. Estoy en la zona intermedia en la frontera de Nicaragua” declared ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, on video broadcast around the world, while speaking with someone reported to be from his family, whom he had hoped to meet at the border. Zelaya is, as of 15:55 EDT, today, about to re-enter Honduras from the territory of Nicaragua, amid a “caravan” of...
  • Honduras imposes daytime curfew for border

    07/24/2009 11:47:54 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 313+ views
    Google ^ | July 24, 2009
    ...ESTELI, Nicaragua (AP) — Honduras' interim government blocked border routes with troops, police and trucks on Friday as the president it deposed planned a risky return to his homeland that could lead to his arrest. President Manuel Zelaya has urged soldiers to ignore orders to arrest him and lower their weapons when they see him. He also shrugged off warnings from the international community that his return could provoke violence. Zelaya instead called on supporters to walk past military checkpoints in the name of democracy. "I am on my way to Honduras, and I hope most Hondurans can overcome the...
  • Honduras leader starts return bid

    07/24/2009 7:42:49 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 32 replies · 534+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 24, 2009
    The ousted Honduran president has arrived at a Nicaraguan town just south of the border from where he plans a second attempt to return home. President Manuel Zelaya has been in exile for a little under a month. From Esteli, 25 miles (40km) from the border, he said he would try to enter the country as early as Saturday. The interim government has vowed to arrest him if he sets foot in Honduras, as mediation talks failed. Mr Zelaya urged soldiers to ignore orders. "Don't aim your rifles at the representatives of the people or at the people," he said...
  • Zelaya plans return to Honduras (route)

    07/23/2009 1:30:38 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 422+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | July 23, 2009
    The deposed president of Honduras has said that he will launch an attempt to return to his country after crisis talks with the de facto government failed. Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a military-backed coup on June 28, made the announcement on Thursday from Managua, the capital of neighbouring Nicaragua. Mariana Sanchez, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Honduras, said: "Zelaya told me that he was leaving at 3pm local time towards the city of Esteli, which is north of Managua. Then he will go to Ocotal, which is 25km from the Nicaragua-Honduras border." But he did not say when he...
  • Rousseau in the Tropics

    07/22/2009 9:56:17 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 8 replies · 1,863+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 21 July 2009 | Ken Martin
    It's good, occasionally, to take a trip down memory lane. It helps to put things into perspective. Hugo Chavez ought never to have been elected president. By rights, he ought to be growing old in a jail cell somewhere. Well, it's been seventeen years, maybe he’d be in a half-way house by now. As an army officer in 1992, he led a military revolt against the legal, constitutional government of Venezuela, and attempted to overthrow the democratically elected president of the time, Carlos Andres Perez. He gambled that once the shooting started, the minister of defense and the rest of...
  • Nicaragua's leftist president calls for re-election

    07/19/2009 6:32:28 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 20 replies · 681+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 19, 2009
    MANAGUA, July 19 (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former guerrilla fighter, said on Sunday his country should extend presidential term limits after neighboring Honduras toppled its leftist president in a coup over the same issue. Ortega, a U.S. foe during the Cold War, first ruled Nicaragua after taking power in a 1979 Marxist revolution.
  • Edén Pastora threatened to attack Honduras

    07/18/2009 7:32:14 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 20 replies · 1,051+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 18/07/2009 | redaccion@elheraldo.hn
    Edén Pastora threatened to attack Honduras According to the former military, the Honduran conflict could only be resolved by guns. 18.07.09 - Updated: 18.07.09 06:56 pm - Writing: redaccion@elheraldo.hn Tegucigalpa, Honduras . Former Nicaraguan guerrilla Eden Pastora, threatened to take up arms if there is no agreement in Costa Rica on the return of Manuel Zelaya as president. Pastora, a former Sandinista commander, is known for having led the command that took the National Palace, in the late 70s, during the Somoza dictatorship. See the biography of Eden Pastora According to El Universal of Venezuela, "Commander Zero," he told the...
  • Ecuador aligns itself with Venezuela, Bolivia, and Cuba

    01/15/2007 2:45:15 PM PST · by StJacques · 36 replies · 1,351+ views
    El Mundo ( Bolivia ) ^ | January 15, 2007 | AP wire service in Spanish ( translated by self )
    Ecuador aligns itself with Venezuela, Bolivia, and Cuba In speeches against imperialism and neoliberalism, the presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and Bolivia, Evo Morales, and the Ecuadoran President-Elect Rafael Correa, who should assume the government of his country Monday, expressed common ideological and political agreement Sunday. Chavez, Morales, and Correa, who also exalt the figure of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, met together in Zumbahua, an indigenous [Ecuadoran] locality 90 kilometers south of Quito, for a symbolic inauguration of Correa before the indigenous peoples [of Ecuador]. In a speech before a multitude congregated in the central plaza, Correa emphasized that "[Latin]...
  • Reporter’s Blog: USNS Comfort Spawns Countless Stories

    07/15/2009 4:41:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 568+ views
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua, July 15, 2009 – I left the USNS Comfort July 13 after a little more than three days aboard the hospital ship. It was not long enough. I underestimated the time I would need to gather the stories I wanted to tell. It is truly an amazing ship, with a crew of physicians, dentists, optometrists, nurses and a host of other staff who perform incredible work in difficult conditions. Hundreds of health care professionals from around the world, many of them volunteers, gathered to deliver basic care that most of us in the United States take for granted....
  • The Post Submits Its 2009 Entry for ‘Worst Investigative Reporting’

    07/15/2009 10:16:30 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 768+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 14 | Todd Bensman
    Suddenly, size matters. That’s the central conclusion of a lengthy Washington Post article Monday that sought to assess the national security implications of Iran’s 2007 move into leftist Sandinista President Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua. The newspaper’s badly belated first weigh-in on the Islamic Republic’s most northern presence in the Americas wound up fixating on a curious detail: the physical size of the Iranian embassy there. Was it a huge mega-embassy, as some U.S. officials have said? A smallish embassy? Something mid-range but perhaps aspiring to be architecturally grandiose? The Post’s writers, offering no basis for such a wacky thesis, seem to...
  • Iran's Invisible Nicaragua Embassy

    07/13/2009 12:59:23 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 1,092+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2009 | Anne-Marie O'Connor and Mary Beth Sheridan
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- For months, the reports percolated in Washington and other capitals. Iran was constructing a major beachhead in Nicaragua as part of a diplomatic push into Latin America, featuring huge investment deals, new embassies and even TV programming from the Islamic republic. "The Iranians are building a huge embassy in Managua," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned in May. "And you can only imagine what that's for." But here in Nicaragua, no one can find any super-embassy. Nicaraguan reporters scoured the sprawling tropical city in search of the embassy construction site. Nothing. Nicaraguan Chamber of Commerce chief...
  • Reporter’s Notebook: Boy Forgoes Party for Surgery

    07/13/2009 11:43:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 395+ views
    ABOARD THE USNS COMFORT OFF THE COAST OF CORINTO, NICARAGUA, July 13, 2009 – It was Beyker Maldonado’s birthday last week. Beyker Maldonado and his friend chase a toy car July 10, 2009, while waiting in the reception area of the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort off the coast of Corinto, Nicaragua. Maldonado turned 2 on the ship as he waited for eye surgery. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The toddler likes to run, chase bouncy balls, and run. Sporting a cloth diaper, a dirty T-shirt, socks and sandals, Beyker zips up...
  • Breakthrough near in Honduras crisis: UN

    07/10/2009 6:43:14 PM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies · 4,466+ views
    Canada.com - Reuters ^ | July 9, 2009
    NEW YORK — The head of the United Nations General Assembly signalled Friday a breakthrough is imminent in talks to resolve the political crisis in Honduras. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann spoke in New York as thousands of supporters of Honduras’s ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, held rallies in the Central American country. “I have a feeling that we are moving in that direction rather quickly,” the former Nicaraguan revolutionary, who is also a Catholic priest, told a news conference at the UN. Insiders suggested that a timetable had been laid out in which Zelaya, a rich landowner whose leftist policies led him...
  • Radical In Disguise

    01/12/2009 6:22:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 645+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 12, 2009
    Politics: Is anyone surprised that the would-be czarina of federal climate and energy policy has ties to a socialist group? The environmental movement's goal is to afflict the economy, not comfort the ecology.Carol Browner, who'll run the new White House office of climate and energy policies, isn't new to Washington. The public will recognize her name from the years she served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator under Bill Clinton. The public, however, knows little or nothing about her work with Socialist International, a group that describes itself as a worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties that envisions...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • RED DAWN Remake News

    06/18/2009 10:52:01 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 113 replies · 4,124+ views
    Various ^ | 2009.06.18 | Various
    On the heels of yesterday's casting announcements, Latinoreview has exclusively learned that Tony Gilroy, the oscar nominated writer/director of Michael Clayton (and one of my top five favorite all time screenwriters) has come aboard to rewrite MGM/UA's remake of RED DAWN! Not surprising considering that Dan Bradley, the director of the remake, was the 2nd unit director of the Jason Bourne films which Gilroy penned. Gilroy has recently delivered a 107 page draft dated 06-01-09. The remake was penned by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore and based on the 1984 Cold War-era film co-written and directed by John Milius. We...
  • Honduras says Nicaragua has troops moving on border

    07/05/2009 1:38:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 210 replies · 10,856+ views
    Honduras says Nicaragua has troops moving on border 05 Jul 2009 20:20:26 GMT Source: Reuters TEGUCIGALPA, July 5 (Reuters) - Honduras' interim President Roberto Micheletti said on Sunday Nicaraguan troops were moving to the mutual frontier and urged Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to respect Honduran sovereignty. He gave no further details about troop movements in Nicaragua which shares a border with Honduras to the southeast of the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa.
  • Former lightweight champion, Managua mayor Alexis Arguello found dead at his home

    07/01/2009 7:12:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,486+ views
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former boxing champion Alexis Arguello, considered one of the best lightweights to step in the ring, has been found dead. Presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo confirmed Arguello's death early Wednesday.
  • Dancing to a new tune in Latin America

    06/30/2009 3:06:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 572+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2009 | Douglas O'Brien
    Standing unified with his amigo Hugo Chavez, President Obama appears ready to engage in a spirited defense of another leftist head of state, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was tossed out of power and out of the country over the weekend. While it took days for Obama to pass judgment on events following Iran's presidential election, he swiftly expressed "deepest concern" over Zelaya's ouster at the hand of the Honduran government. A few hours after the ouster, Obama called on leaders in Tegucigalpa to "respect democratic norms," which would seem to be a call to restore Zelaya to power. There...
  • Ousted Honduran Leader to Take Part in Emergency Nicaragua Summit

    06/29/2009 10:32:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies · 410+ views
    Turkish Weekly ^ | 6/29/2009 | Ria Novosti
    Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya, deposed in a coup on Sunday, has flown from Costa-Rica to Nicaragua to take part in an emergency regional summit, Mexican media reported on Monday. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez provided his personal plane to take Zelaya to the summit, which will see the participation of over 15 regional leaders, including those of Mexico, Ecuador and Cuba. The situation in Honduras will top the agenda. Chavez, one of Zelaya's strongest allies, also threatened military action if Venezuela's envoy in Honduras was attacked. Honduran military arrested Zelaya on Sunday morning, the same day polls were due to...
  • Obama Stands with Ortega, Chavez and Castro

    06/29/2009 10:14:48 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 396+ views
    Powerline ^ | 06/29/2009 | John Hinderaker
    In condemning the removal of Honduran President Mel Zelayaya by the Honduran military, Pesident Obama stands shoulder to shoulder with the Fidel Castro and his thug epigones Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega. Zelaya sought to conduct an illegal referendum to extend his rule. The Honduran military has sought to enforce the rule of law by providing for Zelaya's departure from the scene. Mary Anastasia Grady explains:
  • BULLETIN -- VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT CHAVEZ WARNS OF MILITARY ACTION AGAINST HONDURAS.

    06/28/2009 10:13:32 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 281 replies · 14,102+ views
    URGENT -- Venezuela's Chavez says he will act militarily if the country's ambassador to Honduras is attacked or kidnapped during coup. BULLETIN -- VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT CHAVEZ WARNS OF MILITARY ACTION AGAINST HONDURAS. Venezuelan president Chavez says he will do "everything necessary" to abort the military coup in Honduras.
  • Russian President may push 'new world currency'...

    06/02/2009 10:40:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 61 replies · 1,566+ views
    Drudgereport .com Headline ^ | June 2, 2009 | Drudgereport .com
    Russian President may push 'new world currency'
  • Caroline Glick on Iran !

    05/19/2009 9:12:52 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies · 1,048+ views
    Caroline Glick
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  • Nicaragua plans to buy Russian combat aircraft, helicopters

    05/08/2009 5:51:07 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 9 replies · 558+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 08/ 05/ 2009
    MEXICO CITY, May 8 (RIA Novosti) - Nicaragua intends to buy Russian aircraft and helicopters for its armed forces, regional media quoted the country's top military official as saying on Friday. "We are holding talks with Russia on the purchase of 4 to 8 helicopters and two aircraft for Nicaragua's Armed Forces," said Gen. Omar Halleslevens, the chief of the Nicaraguan army. Halleslevens did not specify the type of the aircraft, but said the purchases would be used in the fight against drug-trafficking in the country and would not undermine the military balance in Central America. According to open sources,...
  • South American nations on alert for swine flu

    04/26/2009 7:25:41 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 1,423+ views
    China View Canada ^ | April 26, 2009
    LIMA -- Public health authorities of South American countries took precautionary measures to fend off a possible pandemic after a deadly swine flu virus claimed dozens of lives in Mexico and infected at least 11 people in the United States. In Peru, experts with the Health Ministry said the ministry had initiated a nationwide precautionary plan to deal with potential threats, though no suspicious cases have been reported so far in the country. The Chilean Health Ministry expressed concern over the situation and drafted a contingency plan for epidemic prevention. It also ordered a public health alert that included health...
  • The Declaration of Cumaná: Capitalism 'threatens life on the planet'

    04/24/2009 8:05:06 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 13 replies · 1,080+ views
    Rabble.CA ^ | 4/24/09
    We, the Heads of State and Government of Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela, member countries of ALBA, consider that the Draft Declaration of the 5th Summit of the Americas is insufficient and unacceptable for the following reasons: - The Declaration does not provide answers to the Global Economic Crisis, even though this crisis constitutes the greatest challenge faced by humanity in the last decades and is the most serious threat of the current times to the welfare of our peoples. - The Declaration unfairly excludes Cuba, without mentioning the consensus in the region condemning the blockade and isolation...
  • Intelligence Report: Iran Will Use Latin America to Attack US, Israel

    04/20/2009 3:28:31 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 22 replies · 1,906+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Published: 04/20/09, 2:06 PM | by Malkah Fleisher
    Just two days after US President Barack Hussein Obama shared a controversial and landmark handshake with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has released a study analyzing the flowering alliance between the increasingly anti-Western Latin America and the virulently anti-Israel Iran. The study was conducted at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC), a non-governmental organization dedicated to Israeli intelligence and terrorism issues. According to the study, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is using anti-Western Hugo Chavez as a springboard into several Latin American countries, such as Bolivia, Nicaragua, and...