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FILM: Is Brazilian Film The Future?

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

This year's Premiere Brazil film festival hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the Rio Film Festival produced a line up of films that can best be described as the art of social activism.

The Fracas in Caracas

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Ehrmann

Feeling a clear and present danger from Team Obama's new bases designed to contain the FARC, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is threatening retaliation and cutting off oil exports to his top customer, the U.S.

Chavez Severs All Diplomatic Ties With Colombia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(AP) CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez severed Venezuela's diplomatic relations with Colombia on Thursday over claims he harbors guerrillas...

Hope for Obama's "Summer of Jobs"

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Segal

Why are labor groups, decision makers, and Congress stalling on trade agreements that would put Americans back to work, boost our exports, and increase our competitiveness in Latin America and Asia?

Desperate Hugo Chavez Desecrates Simon Bolivar's Tomb

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fernando Espuelas

The desecration of Simon Bolivar's tomb is as shocking as anything Hugo Chavez has ever done.

US Bars Acclaimed Colombian Journalist

Gabriel Elizondo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gabriel Elizondo

Morris' work has led him to uncover evidence of atrocities potentially committed by actors of the state. His reporting has often thrown doubt on official government positions few other journalists seem dare to challenge.

Hollman Morris, Colombian Journalist, Says Patriot Act Visa Rejection for "Terrorist" Activities "Puts My Life in Danger"

Max Schoening | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Schoening

A Colombian journalist who was recently denied a visa to study under Harvard University's Nieman Fellowship program says the State Department's decision may put his life under further threat.

Stalled Trade Agreements: Obama Vows To Push Ahead | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama, who vowed in his State of the Union address to double American exports over the next five years, said on Wednesday that he would rene...

Colombia's New Economic Reality

Luis Guillermo Plata Paez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Luis Guillermo Plata Paez

As experts predict emerging markets will grow up to three times faster than developed countries this year and will drive global economic recovery, Colombia is well positioned for growth.

Colombia: and the Winner Is, Antanas Mockus

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aldo Civico

Over the past ten days, I was amazed to see window with signboards for Antanas Mockus, the presidential candidate of the Green Party. It's the Colombian version of the Obama syndrome.

U.S. Aid Funding Colombian Oppression?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Andrew Hudson, Manager, Human Rights Defenders Program Exposing links between local politicians and paramilitary death-squads normally doesn't sou...

Colombia's "Genocidal Democracy" May Have Claimed Over 150,000 Lives*

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

In his book, Colombia: The Genocidal Democracy, Father Javier Giraldo, a Jesuit priest and long-time human rights activist in Colombia, estimated that...

The New Cocaine Cowboys

Robert C. Bonner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert C. Bonner

The situation in Mexico today, including the violence, is similar to the one that Colombia faced 20 years ago. Thus, there are several lessons to be drawn from Colombia's successful campaign.

The Politics of Genocide

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Kovalik

In their new book, The Politics of Genocide, Edward Herman and David Peterson document the double standard used by the U.S. government, mass media and intellectual community in labeling particular events as "genocide."

Queen Noor at Soliya on Obama, Islam and Interpersonal Global Communications

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

No one personifies the concept of thought leader and global citizen more than the Washington, D.C.-born, U.S.-raised, Princeton-educated regal woman w...

Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia Presidential Candidate, Oversaw The Company Managing Elections

Special to the Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Nadja Drost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOGOTÁ, Colombia - The man most likely to become Colombia's next president this Sunday has played a previously undisclosed role as a corporate office...

US Risks Becoming Economic Afterthought in Latin America

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Bacchus

The United States risks becoming an afterthought in much that is unfolding commercially in Latin America.

The Russian Bear Comes Out of Hibernation in the Western Hemisphere

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Farnsworth

Putin's promise of additional weapons sales, and assistance to help Venezuela draw up plans for a nuclear power plant only complicates the hemispheric security and development agenda.

Colombia Retains Position as the Most Dangerous Country in Latin America

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Kovalik

Colombia was ranked the most violent country in Latin America, and the top 11th most violent country in the world in the 2010.

Brazil Seeks New Balance in US Relations

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Ehrmann

It's time for those whose greed propagated the current economic malaise to stop characterizing Brazil as less than and start acknowledging them as being equal.

Shakira's Mission To Provide Education For Poor Children In Her Native Colombia

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Everyone knows Shakira as the hip-shaking siren of pop music. If you don't know what I mean, go to YouTube and check out the music video for "Hips Don...

"Relationship Coffee": A Crop, not a Commodity

Andrew Ruben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrew Ruben

By meeting with coffee farmers, an economic relationship can become a meaningful personal partnership of farmer, barista and customer. Hence, "relationship coffee."

The ICC Review Conference, the Crime of Aggression, and International Criminal Justice

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rahim Kanani

ICC Review Conference is an historic convening of the highest order for furthering the ultimate goal of ending impunity for the world's gravest crimes.

U.S. and Colombia Cover Up Atrocities Through Mass Graves

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Kovalik

The largest mass grave unearthed in Colombia was discovered by accident last year. The grave was discovered when children drank from a nearby stream and started to become seriously ill.

Washington and the Colombian Elections

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aldo Civico

There is an anecdote circulating in Washington. It is about a meeting between the Colombian foreign minister Bermudez and the president of the Senate ...