At long last, Edward Snowden seems to have sparked a vital public debate about the U.S. national security state and its activities in South America. It may not be so easy, however, to disentangle the thorny web of corporate influence.
By Lauren Carasik, Susan Scott and Azadeh Shahshahani The authors, members of the US National Lawyers Guild, compare and contrast procedures in this ...
Shortly after the nuclear deal was reached between p5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iranian authorities have become more assertive and authoritative in increasing their influence in regional and international arenas.
It is mind-boggling how Ximena gets so many sounds from her own body, but she does magnificently enchant by snapping her fingers, clapping her hands, pounding her chest, whistling, rolling her tongue just to name a few sound maneuvers.
While the press, as well as the U.S. government, will not acknowledge it, the elimination of progressive political leaders by coup d'état is taking place in Latin America with increasing frequency.
Human rights are so broad and all-encompassing, that it's almost impossible not to be able to incorporate some form of awareness into our daily practices.
Where is Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro taking his country? Clearly, it is radicalizing further and faster than under his predecessor, Hugo Chávez.
Asset bubbles are as old as the market. They can have different origins and historical specifics, but the core dynamic is relatively simple: People buy something because its price is going up and they believe it will rise more.
For more than a decade people opposed to the government of Venezuela -- which today includes almost all major Western media outlets -- have argued that the Venezuelan economy would implode. How frustrating it has been for them to witness only two recessions.
Ottawa has been steadily deploying all of the resources at its disposal, including spying and corporate influence, to ensure its hegemony over some of the hemisphere's poorest and most oppressed nations.
Archbishop Diego Rafael Padrón Sánchez heads the Archdiocese of Cumana and serves as president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference. Some six months after the death of strongman Hugo Chavez, the Church remains wary of the new government, wi hch promises but little change from the policies of its predecessor.
By choosing Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico, as destinations for his second foreign trip as China's President, Xi Jinping illustrated the strategic importance of the relations between Beijing and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
If he fails to rein in the N.S.A., Obama may go down in history not as an agent of change but as someone who torpedoed U.S.-Latin America relations in a cynical effort to outflank suspicious leftist governments in Venezuela and Brazil.
The death of Hugo Chavez may leave Cuba in need of new allies. Perhaps it's time to negotiate a pact with Cuba: political reforms in Cuba in exchange for trade leniency from the U.S. In the process Cuba might regain her footing, and the U.S. might reap a significant political and economic opportunity.
With so much internal division and ideological muddle within the Brazilian government, it is no wonder that the N.S.A. has been so successful in its espionage efforts.
Could President Obama's second term be marred by further revelations stemming from the NSA scandal?