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Latin America in the mirror of 'Brexit' / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A demonstration against the costs of the Mercosur Summit in 2014. (Digital Analysis) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 22 June 2016 -- Rupture can onl...

Bernie Sanders and Judaism

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

"Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he got to meet Jesus," observed Pastor Mark Burns last week in Hickory, North Carolina.

Is Bernie Circumcised?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Bernie Sanders: How he sees the religious revival "Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he got to meet Jesus," observed Pastor Mark Burns last week in H...

Question for Bernie: Whatever Happened to Your Mayoral Foreign Policy?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Perhaps it is time for Bernie's followers, the "Sanderistas," to start pressuring their candidate to come up with a more convincing narrative on international affairs.

Nicaraguan Campesinos Tell Ortega To Take His Canal And Shove It

Fusion | Wilfredo Miranda | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

JUIGALPA, Nicaragua -- Under the blue and white flag of Nicaragua and homemade banners accusing the president of selling out the country, some 10,000 ...

Disidencia Herejía

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

There is a Spanish word for dissent, disidencia, but Wheelock did not recognize it. In 1979, neither did Ortega, and the word seems entirely missing from the Nicaraguan vocabulary.

Snowden Saga: By Employing Big Stick, Obama Has Emboldened Latin Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

If Obama's underlying objective was to intimidate Latin American nations over the Snowden affair, his strategy has colossally backfired. Indeed, much to the chagrin of the White House, Latin nations have rallied to Snowden's defense.

China, Nicaragua and the Canal: Global Shipping with Chinese Characteristics

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

A Chinese company and a former Sandinista revolutionary leader (three-time and current Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega) are teaming up to revive an old idea -- create an alternative to the Panama Canal that will traverse through Nicaragua.

Will Correa Assume Chavez's Role Leading Latin American Socialism?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

With Hugo Chavez having now passed, the question of who will inherit his legacy as the vanguard of 21st century socialism in Latin America is foremost in the minds of many.

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

For the most part, one struggles to find many in the U.S. today who still carry a torch for the Sandinistas. Since I was a young man, I have believed in the Sandinistas, and the latest news from Nicaragua has only confirmed my loyalty.

Ahmadinejad in Managua: WikiLeaks Reveals U.S. Fears of Nicaraguan-Iranian Rapprochement

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Though U.S. diplomats would like to make alarmist claims about Iran's footprint in Central America, the evidence is pretty thin. That won't stop hyperbolic statements from the Republicans and others, however, who still regard Nicaragua as a virtual U.S. enclave.

Daniel Ortega to Host Ahmadinejad

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Nicaragua, historically one of the most unstable countries in a region not known for its stability, appears to have given up its fight. In a season of political activism, Nicaragua's fraudulent election has shone for its silence -- and acquiescence.

Dear President Chavez, Prime Minister Erdogan, President Morales, and President Ortega

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Each of you has been a recipient of the Muammar Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights. When you had the chance to show that you learned your lesson by returning the award, you did not.

"Revolutionary Brotherhood" -- Nicaragua's 21st Century Socialism

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Roughly a year ago in Nicaragua a document surfaced, entitled "Revolutionary Brotherhood -- 21st Century Socialism." This document is purported to have been authored by the FSLN following a meeting with Hugo Chavez.

A Plea for Independent Election Monitoring in Venezuela

Maria Conchita Alonso | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Conchita Alonso

Media controlled. Judiciary intimidated. Dissent stymied. All that is left to challenge Chavez is an independent legislature.

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Not About Yve

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

It began with Jeff Probst's voice telling us: "This is Nicaragua: remote, mysterious, dangerous." He left out poverty-ridden (second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, barely beating out Haiti), oppressed, run by a powerful Marxist leader.

Why Did Jeff Probst of Survivor: Nicaragua Email Me?

Eric Volz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Volz

CBS's choice of Nicaragua for this season of Survivor is a cynical ploy that will generate misinformation about the living conditions and human rights violations perpetrated in that country.

U.S. Marines to Costa Rica: What's Behind the Story?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Moves to bring the U.S. Navy to Costa Rica have sparked widespread suspicions that Washington is looking for a justification to remilitarize the Central American region.

On Life, Death and the New York Uprising

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I am not a big sports fan. George Steinbrenner meant little or nothing to me before I was elected Mayor New York City in 1977. Then, suddenly, he meant a lot.

Nicaragua: Déjà Coup All Over Again?

Javier Corrales | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Javier Corrales

This week, the United States helped bring an end to a serious political crisis in Honduras. A similar crisis is now brewing in Nicaragua, but this time, the United States won't be as lucky.

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega's Tactics 'Reek Of Authoritarianism', Says John Kerry | By TIM ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pro-government demonstrators rocked the U.S. Embassy as opposition leaders complained the president is undermining Nicaragua's democracy in his effort...


New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: AP reports that Cuba has been readmitted without conditions. Thirty-four members of the Organization of American States gathered here Tues...

Buchanan: Nicaragua's Ortega "Scrub Stock"

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For the last decade or so, Washington has indulged Pat Buchanan as a sort of crazy political uncle....

After the Summit of the Americas, Raul Castro Offers to Talk to Obama, But Not to Us

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I don't know what to think, given the difference between what is said to the outside world and the tiresome sermon we get every day.

Is President Obama Serious About a New Relationship with the Americas?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

Will Obama rebuild our relationship with the south on a foundation of respect for democracy? Or will it be more of the same superpower policies cloaked in collaborative and intelligent rhetoric?