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Costa Rica elects more of the same in latest Presidential Race

San Jose – Despite a third party victory during the second round of elections, Costa Rican people have not really had an option to choose from in 2014. Much like it happened for the past five decades, the traditional oligarchy has won once again. Although neither of the two traditional political parties won the presidential race, the new president elect, Luis Guillermo Solis, a career professor, rose to the ...Read full article...

Venezuela Enforces Fingerprint Registry to Buy Groceries

When the government is the sole provider of everything that the population needs, people are automatically forced to do anything. The nation is a mirror of what will come in the near future to countries like the United States, England, Germany and others. What if you were forced to “register” in order to buy groceries?  And what if, through that registration, the food you bought could be tracked and ...Read full article...

Destabilizing Venezuela: Washington v. Chavismo

Destabilizing Venezuela is longstanding US policy. Chavez denounced it many times. President Nicolas Maduro does now. After his April 2013 election, he accused opposition candidate Henrique Capriles of coup plotting against him. “Preparations are under way for an attempt to de-recognize democratic institutions,” he said. Dark forces never quit. Washington prioritizes regime change. Venezuela is a prime target. At the time, Maduro accused US embassy officials of plotting “acts ...Read full article...

Venezuela has the Highest Inflation in the World

The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV ) unveiled Tuesday the scarcity index, which measures the total absence of assets and the inability to replace the equivalent of another brand in 2014. The report revealed the low supply of all goods in the domestic market. The index showed a total of 28%, the highest figure since the agency began to show that indicator, which confirmed an increase of 5.8% compared ...Read full article...

The Bitter Truth about “Big Sugar”

Here at The Real Agenda News, we strive for supporting folks who help raise awareness about real issues. I have just come across a new film -even though it is not new. It was produced by Brian McKenna and originally aired by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation back in 2005. I’m sure many of our busy readers have not watched it, so I decided to bring it back from the ...Read full article...

Brazil prepares Police Surveillance State for World Cup and Olympic Games

Problem, reaction, solution. The famous Hegelian dialect has never been so useful to explain current events as it is today. If anyone thought that the government of Brazil did not know about the popular uprising during the last Confederations Cup in 2013, in which millions of people protested on the streets and even took over the congressional building in Brasilia, think again. The most important achievement of the protests ...Read full article...

Brazil seeks to serve a new Master away from Mercosur

Brazil seems determined to break ties with Mercosur to sign, once and for all, a new free trade agreement with the European Union, one that, promoters argue, is up to the importance of its economy. After the failed attempt to close the agreement in 2004, the Brazilian Government, with support from the local private sector, proposes a reduction of tariffs to be applied faster than its partners and that ...Read full article...

Massive Fraud, Intimidation and Vote Buying in Honduras

On Sunday, November 24, Hondurans voted. Eight candidates contested for president. Only two mattered. LIBRE party (Liberty and Refoundation) candidate Xiomara Castro challenged ruling National party’s Juan Orlando Hernandez. A previous article explained. It said business as usual prevailed. Fraud, intimidation and vote buying were rampant. So were political assassinations. Democracy was nowhere in sight. Honduras has none. Fascist extremism is official policy. A cauldron of violence and repression persist. Washington ...Read full article...

Venezuela gives Maduro powers for ‘economic war’

By Brian Ellsworth and Daniel Wallis Reuters 19 November, 2013 Venezuelan lawmakers granted President Nicolas Maduro yearlong decree powers on Tuesday that he says are essential to regulate the economy and stamp out corruption but adversaries view as a power grab. Hundreds of supporters of the ruling Socialist Party cheered outside the National Assembly as the so-called Enabling Law was passed, while a recording of Maduro’s late predecessor, Hugo ...Read full article...

Vilifying Venezuela’s Maduro

Critics denigrated Chavez for 14 years. He was wrongfully called a strongman, an autocrat, a dictator. Rumsfeld once compared him to Hitler. Former Bush administration Deputy Secretary of State/Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte lied, saying: Chavez “use(s) his control of the legislature and other institutions to continue to stifle the opposition, reduce press freedom, and entrench himself through measures that are technically legal, but which nonetheless constrict democracy.” ...Read full article...
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