Posts Tagged ‘Ecuador’

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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A continent whose people have a rich, recent history of being victims of land-grabbing, environmental plundering and vicious union busting is being fought over with ‘soft power’.

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How U.S. intervention in Colombia escalating its conflict with Venezuela.

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The threat of military force, according to international law, in an act of war. The Venezuelan president is posturing, but the U.S. has mobilized forces and resources in Colombia—to which President Chávez claims to be reacting. Eva Golinger, a journalist and lawyer heavily focused on Venezuela, says the October 30th U.S-Colombia agreement “basically converting Colombia into one giant U.S. military base in South America” (4:49):

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Leaders of nine Latin American countries approved the usage of an intra-regional currency called the “Sucre”.

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A lecture given by Professor Noam Chomsky in Caracas, Venezuela 29 August 2009 (updated September 9) on the U.S. plundering of Latin America and the corporate State.

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al Jazeera’s “Empire” hosted by Marwan Bishara takes a look at the new political stage in Latin America, reacting to U.S. interventionism on behalf of corporate interests and European colonialist elitism, the differences in the approaches of Bolivarian Socialists — Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador — and the ‘Third Way’ Eastern Hemisphere economic alliances of Brazil. In Part One, Mr. Bishara interviews Prof. Noam Chomsky. Part Two is a panel of scholars.

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al Jazeera investigates the promotion and use of pesticides in the banana industry. (more…)