Bolivia Information Forum analyze the diplomatic fallout from this very undiplomatic plane-jacking.
Not only Nicaragua, but Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Costa Rica are all promoting 'wet' or 'dry' canal projects to join the two oceans. Chinese money is backing all of them.
The oil giant is using SLAPP litigation to stifle human rights advocates and, in Ecuador, to stall compensation claims for environmental damage caused by its operations in the Amazon.
Hundreds demonstrate in Montevideo against large London-based iron ore project
The Isthmus is almost the last place on Earth where The People's Republic of China and Taiwan still compete for recognition.

Haiti: No sweat

The Caracol Industrial park, intended as the flagship post-earthquake development project, has been little short of a disaster.
This is the right time for Caracas and Washington to start a dialogue to put an end to the crisis in Venezuela.
USAID, NED and assorted foundations peddle aid and influence to the opposition.
Washington is threatening to withhold aid unless he new government redoubles privatizations.
At a hearing on police violence during the repression of protests, the government is evasive and offers no response to recommendations.

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