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Obama at the Americas summit: A bid to revive US hegemony

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2009

 

 
Global Research, April 18, 2009
World Socialist Web Site – 2008-04-17

   

With his trip to the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago at the end of this week, President Barack Obama is attempting to put a new face on American imperialism’s pursuit of its strategic interests in Latin America, a region where the US once asserted unchallenged hegemony.

These summits were first launched in 1994 by the Clinton administration with a meeting in Miami. Their principal purpose over the next decade was to further Washington’s agenda of establishing a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) based on US domination and “free-market” capitalism. This meant the scrapping of all barriers to foreign capitalist investment, deregulation of financial markets and the wholesale privatization of public enterprises and basic services. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chavez says China part of ‘new world order’

Posted by seumasach on April 8, 2009

BEIJING (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his two-day visit to Beijing this week is part of the creation of a “new world order.”

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Venezuela’s Chavez calls Obama “ignoramus”

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2009

22nd March, 2009

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an “ignoramus” for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America.

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Bolivia passes land from rich to poor

Posted by seumasach on March 16, 2009

14th March, 2009

LA PAZ (Reuters) – Emboldened by a new leftist constitution, Bolivia President Evo Morales on Saturday handed over ownership of farmland seized by the state from wealthy estate holders to poor indigenous people. 
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Bolivia expels US diplomat for ‘conspiracy’

Posted by seumasach on March 10, 2009

PressTV

10th March, 2009

Bolivia orders a US diplomat to leave the country within 72 hours after accusing him of participating in s ‘conspiracy’ against La Paz.

Francisco Martinez, the second secretary of the US embassy in La Paz, was ordered to leave the country by Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday for conspiring with opposition groups in recent unrests.
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Brazil may drop dollar for transactions

Posted by seumasach on February 19, 2009

PressTV

19th February, 2009

Brazil is keen to see transactions between South American states take place using national currencies, without recourse to the US dollar. 

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Russia, Bolivia pledge stronger ties, focus on energy

Posted by seumasach on February 16, 2009

MOSCOW, February 16 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian and Bolivian presidents pledged stronger ties with a focus on cooperation in natural gas production and transportation following their talks in the Kremlin on Monday.
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Ecuador expels US embassy official

Posted by seumasach on February 8, 2009

 

“Correa also said that he would allow US coast guard airplanes to land on Ecuadorean soil, a request made earlier by Heather Hodges, the US ambassador, only “on one condition: that we be allowed to vet the pilots of those planes, so that they don’t sneak criminals into the country.”

Eldib

8th February, 2009

Correa, who enjoys a 70 per cent popularity rating, will run for a second term as president in April polls.

The president of Ecuador has ordered a US embassy official to leave after accusing him of meddling in local police projects, a move likely to fray ties with Washington.

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Bolivia Plans to Nationalize Company Controlled by BP

Posted by seumasach on January 23, 2009

 

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) — Bolivian President Evo Moralessigned a decree today nationalizing BP Plc-controlledEmpresa Petrolera Chaco SA “in its entirety,” according to remarks he made today that were broadcast on Bolivian state television.

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Divided Bolivia expected to approve Morales constitution

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2009

 

Mercopress

22nd January, 2009

Bolivians are expected to approve a new constitution on Sunday that the first indigenous president of the country Evo Morales hopes will transform the life of millions of his fellow citizens by giving them more power.

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Bush Excluded by Latin Summit as China, Russia Loom

Posted by seumasach on December 17, 2008

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) — Latin American and Caribbean leaders gathering in Brazil tomorrow will mark a historic occasion: a region-wide summit that excludes the United States.

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