Whatever its scenic attractions, Costa Rica has been touched by the ever widening war on drugs which has engulfed Central America and Mexico. As I reported as early as three years ago, smugglers use Costa Rica as a transshipment point for drugs coming from Colombia and Panama.
Prior to the Snowden affair, it looked as if Secretary of State John Kerry might have brokered a thaw in U.S.-Venezuelan relations. If anything, however, the Snowden affair will probably exacerbate the poisonous atmosphere.
Millions around the world support Edward Snowden for revealing secret information about NSA surveillance activities. But in his quest to continue to ...
It seems that the Snowden saga may exert a profound impact upon diplomatic relations at the global level. In yet another bombshell, Snowden disclosed sensitive NSA files relating to Brazil. Despite outrage, however, reaction within the Rousseff administration has been decidedly muted.
Amidst new revelations of U.S. spying in Latin America and ongoing diplomatic tensions over the asylum efforts of Edward Snowden, Democracy Now! speaks with Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.
Perhaps, news of the NSA spying operation will even increase public support for Snowden in Central and South America, thus raising the possibility that the rogue NSA whistle-blower might wind up receiving diplomatic refuge in the region after all.
In addition to the importance of adhering to the rule of law -- not a small thing in its own right -- there are other good reasons to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt.
A Snowden accompaniment flotilla of prominent and peace-loving Americans could assemble at the Moscow airport, and fly together from Moscow to Caracas. Snowden could fly from Moscow to Caracas under the protection of our company, like the Fellowship of the Ring.
For more than a century, Latin America has lured travelers in search of real adventure: crossing craggy peaks and dense jungles, or rafting mighty riv...
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.
Much to the chagrin of the Obama administration, the unlikely Evo Morales incident has made Washington look like an international bully. In Germany, there are growing calls to assist Snowden, and meanwhile, South America may prove more receptive to the young whistleblower.
One of the defining elements of a democracy is a system of checks and balances. In countries like Honduras, this system unfortunately is manipulated by the segment of the society that is wealthy and privileged. This has to change.
Is Edward Snowden really stuck in transit at the Moscow airport? The Obama administration is desperately trying to track down Snowden. Can you blame...
Where do we draw the line on surveillance? Or will we draw no line at all, using 9/11 as the rationale for an era of ubiquitous surveillance of all, demonstrable friend and potential foe alike?
It is time for the American filmmaking community to take a stand and demand Tim Tracy's release.
I just returned from Venezuela this week where I was observing the post-election audit of the vote count at the invitation of the CNE (the National Electoral Council). The audit, known as the Citizens' Verification process, is impressive in its scope and thoroughness.