fix articles 10115, mark weisbrot
Obama Wants Regime Change in Ecuador (tags)
US Orchestrated Coup Plot in Venezuela? (tags)
Fact Check on Venezuela's Economy (tags)
Venezuela's Future (tags)
Ongoing Global Economic Crisis (tags)
America's Terminal Decline (tags)
Aristide Heading Home (tags)
Reactions to Aristide's Impending Return (tags)
Haiti Update: Electoral Runoff and Aristide's Status (tags)
Massive Fraud in Haiti's Sham Elections (tags)
Haiti's Sham Elections: Solidifying Imperial Control (tags)
no democracy in Haiti
Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Borde (tags)
"The reason there is a bizarre attempt to pretend that this coup attempt never happened, is to hope that people won’t ask who might have benefited from such an action. A quick examination of the actions of President Correa sheds considerable light on that. In 2006, working with President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Correa moved to increase state control over oil production in the country. In 2008, he announced that Ecuador would not pay several billions of its more than $10 billion foreign debt, calling it “illegitimate.” In 2009, he refused to renew the lease of the U.S. military airbase in Manta, saying that “the only way the US could keep their military base in Ecuador, is if Ecuador were allowed to have one of its own in Florida.” In 2009, he officially brought Ecuador into ALBA – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas led by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba – it is clear that the forces that would benefit from a coup would be: a) corporate interests inside Ecuador; b) International Financial Institutions; and c) the United States and its allies. There is another reason why the right-wing, corporate elite and the imperialist countries might have an incentive to minimize what happened September 30. There is now a shamefully long list of recent coup attempts in Latin America and the Caribbean – four of them against members of ALBA."
Ecuador's Correa Haunted by Honduras (tags)
"The co-ordinated actions in various cities, the takeover of Quito's airport by a section of the armed forces – all this indicated a planned coup attempt."
The `Rightwing Backlash' That Never Was (tags)
Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
The `Rightwing Backlash' That Never Was (tags)
"Obama himself had eschewed economic populism in his campaign (making an exception in midwestern primaries such as Wisconsin  where he needed more working-class support in order to win), in keeping with his carefully cultivated media image of post-partisan conciliator. But the economy did the job for him, and for the Democratic party."
The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs (tags)
"The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs." The fact that the justification is even offered is remarkable. Suppose, for example, that Colombia, or China, or many others claimed the right to establish military bases in Mexico to implement their programs to eradicate tobacco in the U.S., by fumigation in North Carolina and Kentucky, interdiction by sea and air forces, and dispatch of inspectors to the U.S. to ensure it was eradicating this poison-which is, in fact, far more lethal even than alcohol, which in turn is far more lethal than cocaine or heroin, incomparably more than cannabis. The toll of tobacco use is truly fearsome, including "passive smokers" who are seriously affected though they do not use tobacco themselves. The death toll overwhelms the lethal effects of other dangerous substances."
BTL:Obstacles Stand in Way of Thaw in U.S. - Cuban and Venezuelan Relations (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Spinning the News - the FARC-EP Files, Venezuela and Interpol (tags)
Interpol report suggests FARC-EP files are fake.
Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)
Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.
The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)
Part II of how American workers are losing out.
Happy B-Day to Haiti's Exiled Former President Arisitide! (tags)
Today Jean Bertrand Arisitide celebrates his birthday in exile years after the 2004 US supported coup that led to his kidnapping by US military forces after coup the against this former populist President of Haiti..
The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)
Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.
Returning Money to the People (tags)
Please share this with those you know who are tired of being a financial slave because they have been duped into accepting a fraud!
BTL:Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugh Chavez Contest Recall Effort (tags)
Interview with Eva Golinger Moncada, of the Venezuelan Solidarity Committee, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Tax Cuts and Class Warfare (tags)
An argument against the beneficial results of tax cuts for the wealthy and trickle-down economics.
Bush's Other War: Venezuela w/ Mark Weisbrot (tags)
Bush's Other War: Venezuela w/ Mark Weisbrot, Discussion event, Monday, Feb 24, 8 pm, UCLA 6275 Bunche
Venezuela in the News: Fraud and the Totalitarian Bias (tags)
The Washington Times | January 22, 2003
Building Bridges Radio - What's Happening in Venezuela (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 min Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON THE INDYMEDIA LINK. Listen to WBAI'S Building Bridges live on the web Mondays 7-8PM EST by goin to http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram