Tensions Rise As US Announces Military Drills Near Embattled Venezuela

Three South American countries are preparing to hold a large military drill near Venezuela later this year. The involvement of the U.S. military in the drill has raised concerns about the U.S.’ true intentions in the area, as it has already worked to covertly destabilize Venezuela’s economy.

U.S. guided-missile destroyer Nitze, third from left, docks with other warships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during a joint military exercise, April 27, 2011. (AP/Victor R. Caivano)

CHILE -- The involvement of the U.S. military in an upcoming multilateral military drill in South America has raised concerns over potential ulterior motives on the part of the U.S. The drill, dubbed “Operation: America United,” will involve the installation of a temporary military base on the triple border shared by the drill’s other participating

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Mexico’s President Avoids Protesters, Unless They’re Venezuelan

The Mexican president’s meeting with Tintori reinforced his country’s pro-interventionist position on Venezuela.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto with Venezuelan opposition activist Lilian Tintori, right, April 6, 2017. | Photo: Enrique Peña Nieto/Twitter

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is notorious for avoiding meetings with protesters. It took him an entire year to finally meet with the parents of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College who went missing in September 2014. Peña Nieto also cancelled talks with leaders of National Coordination of Education Workers, CNTE,

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Obama’s Legacy In Latin America: Militarization, Right-Wing Coups, & The Rule Of Wall St.

With just hours left for the Obama administration, independent geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser reviews the president’s legacy of destabilizing, militarizing, and exploiting Latin America.

Magnets for sale decorate a tourist shop, one showing an image of U.S. President Barack Obama smelling a cigar, at a market in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)

“Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world” - William Shakespeare, from “Hamlet” NEW YORK ---  (Opinion) It seems we have arrived at the witching hour of Obama’s presidency, when corporate media ghouls continue to breathe out the infectious contagion of liberal lies and

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Venezuela Breaks Ties With Brazil As Rousseff Impeachment Takes Effect

Nicolas Maduro described Rousseff’s impeachment and removal as a parliamentary coup, stating the withdrawal of its ambassador is definitive.

Brazil's ousted President Dilma Rousseff is embraced by the senator Jorge Viana, after she addressed supporters from the official residence of the president, Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

The suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff has been permanently removed from office by the country’s senate in an impeachment vote on Wednesday August 31, 2016. Rousseff was suspended in May 2016, after the senate voted to go ahead with the impeachment process. Accused of moving funds between government budgets, Rousseff was said to

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Coups, Massacres And Contras: The Legacy Of Washington’s New Point Man In Latin America

Despite shifts on Cuba and Venezuela, the Obama administration’s appointment of a man who’s been involved in the overthrow of leftist governments since the 1980s, to head the White House’s top agency on Latin American affairs shows little may have really changed.

Mark Feierstein, former associate administrator for USAID and Washinton's new point man on Latin America, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feierstein's legacy of covert regime change has many Latin American leaders questioning Washington's intents.

Mark Feierstein, former associate administrator for USAID and Washinton's new point man on Latin America, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feierstein's legacy of covert regime change has many Latin American leaders questioning Washington's intents. WASHINGTON --- The Obama administration announced in December that it would

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On Democracy And Orchestrated Overthrows In Venezuela And Ukraine

One would be remiss not to look at the U.S. government’s rich history of orchestrated regime change.

Venezuela Protests

On April 11, 2002, the democratically elected president of Venezuela was overthrown by a group of military officers who installed a prominent Venezuelan businessman as president. The Bush administration announced that day that it supported the coup.  Two days later, on April 13, the lead editorial in the New York Times announced that it also

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