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WikiLeaks Paraguay: Obama, Rousseff and Chávez Face Off in Geopolitical Battle

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.20.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The conventional wisdom is that Paraguay's shakeup represents a big geopolitical blow to Brazil and an upset triumph for Washington. There's a degree of truth in such interpretations, but the situation is a bit more complex and nuanced.

WikiLeaks: Paraguay's "Quasi-Coup" Has the Smell of Oil

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Now that the U.S. has preserved its strategic position in Paraguay and Venezuela has lost influence, it's time to step back and sort out what actually happened here.

WikiLeaks: Washington and Paraguay's 'Quasi-Coup'

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

There's no evidence that the U.S. had a direct hand in Lugo's removal, yet judging from secret correspondence recently released by whistle-blowing outfit WikiLeaks, Washington will be somewhat relieved to have rid itself of Paraguay's pesky Bishop President.

Condy and Hillary's "Tug of War" With Chávez in Paraguay

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For isolated and impoverished countries, it can sometimes prove difficult to pursue an independent foreign policy which challenges Washington's tradit...

WikiLeaks: Fissures Over South American Left Integration

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Behind all of the lofty rhetoric and idealism, serious fissures remain within South America's leftist movement, both within individual countries and within the larger regional milieu.

Dispatch From Caracas

Oliver Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oliver Stone

Is Hugo Chávez really the anti-American pariah we've read about for years? Is he really all that different from the other democratic, left-of-center leaders who now govern most of the region? I don't believe so.