The Militarisation of Haiti

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US analyst Phyliis Bennis, from the Institute for Polciy Studies in Washington DC, argues that Pentagon priorities once again dominate in Haiti. The UN’s aid agenda, she says, is being marginalised, with the US sending in planeloads of so

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Venezuela rejects Colombian accusations of illegal incursion ♦ Brazilian President cancels trip to Davos due to illness ♦ Peru: guerrilla leader “surrounded” ♦ Chile: salmon production to fall ♦ Venezuelan parliament

Bulletin 4 February 2010

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Argentina: President rejects accusations of corruption ♦ Colombia: HRW warns of re-emergence of right-wing paramilitaries ♦ Bolivia: children abused in shelters ♦ Chileans confident in economy ♦ El Niño has arrived

US interference in Haiti

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The US has a long history of political meddling in Haiti and many other Latin American countries. Mark Weisbrot reports.

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 Mexico: Calderón presents plan for Ciudad Juárez ♦ Haiti: US missionaries released ♦ Peru: “Accomplice” of Montesinos arrested ♦ Lula changes his party’s economic plans ♦ Forest fires continue in Venezuela

Bulletin 15 February 2010

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Colombia: guerrilla attack candidate ♦ Uruguay: new parliament to start work ♦ Ecuador and China increase military cooperation ♦ Argentinean film wins prestigious award ♦ European Union speeds up controversial agreement with Cen

Bulletin 17 February 2010

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Argentina: President revives the ghost of the Falklands ♦ Brazil: Presidential candidate proposes radical programme ♦ Venezuela to reconsider offer of electricity supplies from Colombia ♦ Argentina: local currency sinks ♦ Guatem

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Argentina: Government “close” to getting continental support in Falklands dispute ♦ Haiti: final toll could reach the 300,000 ♦ Brazil: former guerrilla becomes presidential candidate ♦ Peru’s exports still dominated
An interview with William Robinson, Professor of Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara
Noam Chomsky: Recent US drive to restore Washington's capacity for  military intervention in Latin America.

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