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Mexico, the most violent in 20 years

At least 80 people are murdered per day in Mexico, a number that equals the horror of the worst days the country lived during the narco wars. Violence in Mexico seems to be a recurring theme every end of the year. In 2017, again, Mexico is on the verge of breaking all its own bloody records. With just a month left to close the year, the country is on its ...Read full article...

Venezuela: What Christmas Like After Socialism Destroyed the Country?

The situation in Venezuela is grim and not getting any better. A socialist government has destroyed what used to be one of the healthiest economies in the world and turned it into something for which few were prepared. As we get ready for the holidays here in America, with our usual spending frenzies and feasts, Christmas in Venezuela is looking a lot different than it did a mere decade ...Read full article...

Big Agra drives Deforestation in Latin America

When people are asked what causes natural disasters, they quickly respond human activity. Rightly so, but what really causes or enhances natural disasters are a very specific kind of activities. El Niño is a cyclical phenomenon, is part of nature, but its effects can be exacerbated by deforestation. The top-three causes of the recent floods in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay are El Niño, AgriBusiness and extremely lousy location of ...Read full article...

What Life is like for 1 Million People without Power in Puerto Rico

If you ever wondered what it would look like if the grid collapsed here on the mainland, the island of Puerto Rico is a tragic, real-life case study. These stories show us what life is like for more than a million people who STILL don’t have power and running water nearly 3 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated their communities. According to a website showing the status of ...Read full article...

Venezuela Prepares for Possible US Aggression

Venezuela is a prime US target for regime change, opposing its social democracy, wanting control of its vast oil reserves. Ongoing color revolution tactics for months so far failed to achieve Trump’s objectives. So did earlier Bush/Cheney and Obama coup attempts. Is sending in the marines Trump’s next option? Will he attack Venezuela militarily, maybe terror-bomb the country like in other US war theaters? Will he destroy vital infrastructure, ...Read full article...

Voices from Venezuela: Maduro’s Death Squads Threaten Tachira Residents

Saying that Venezuela is on fire would be a mild description of what people are living all over the country, especially in some rural areas. The State of Tachira, on the border with Colombia, is only one example of how violence has crawled up to people’s homes on a daily basis. While teenagers and youngsters fight Maduro’s Army and U.S. sponsored terrorists on the street, some people haven’t had ...Read full article...

Imperial War on Venezuelan Democracy

Sunday’s National Constituent Assembly election “is the most important (one) in Venezuelan political system because we are electing the sovereign constituent body…that is above all others, the maximum political authority,” President Nicolas Maduro explained in a nationally televised address. He blasted US-supported fascist opposition elements, aiming to obstruct the constitutional process, adding: “They believed that in this way they were going to intimidate the people of Venezuela, but they ...Read full article...

Nicolas Maduro begins hunting Coup Plotters and Enablers

The Venezuelan government began a new offensive against the opposition movement that seeks to complete a Coup d’Etat, and which last Friday appointed a parallel Supreme Court to challenge the regime of Nicolas Maduro. The first victim of Maduro’s hunt for coup plotters was Professor Angel Zerpa Aponte, one of the 33 magistrates appointed to occupy a position in the alternative Supreme Court. Shortly thereafter, the Venezuelan president confirmed ...Read full article...

Is Brazil truly Cleansing its Politics?

SAO PAULO – It is difficult to be optimistic here in Brazil. The reality of politics is very constricting with what is believed to be happening in the political arena, where it seems that judges are cleaning the house. Although Lula has been convicted and there is an open process against the current President, Michel Temer – which show how prosecutors and magistrates dominate the political life here – ...Read full article...

Donald Trump supports Coup d’Etat in Venezuela

No one enjoys seeing Venezuelas going hungry, being oppressed by the military or not having electricity or running water. Venezuela is a very rich nation and should be in complete ruin as it is now. It is true that Hugo Chavez and now Nicolas Maduro have served as oficial destructors of a nation that once was one of the most bountiful in the region, but it is also true ...Read full article...

Venezuelan Coup Plotter Released to House Arrest

You’ve probably heard already that Leopoldo Lopez has been released from jail and that he is now under house arrest. What you have not heard yet, is the other side of the story on what he has been doing in Venezuela and why he was sent to prison. In September 2015, anti-Bolivarian fascist coup plotter Leopoldo Lopez was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for inciting months of ...Read full article...

It is time for Michel Temer to answers for his Crimes

The Office of the Attorney General has formally asked to prosecute the president of Brazil for corruption. Congress shall decide whether to remove Temer from office. Michel Temer has become the first president in Brazilian history to be formally charged with committing corruption crimes. Not even the two presidents of the country who in the last 25 years underwent dismissal proceedings, Fernando Collor de Melo in 1992 and Dilma Rousseff ...Read full article...

Venezuela: This is what Life is Like in a Collapsed Country

If you ever wondered what life was really like in a post-collapse society, look no further than Venezuela. Today, I’d like to share a first-hand report of everyday life there. The country has been on the way down since a socialist government destroyed the economy. Here’s a quick timeline: Private ownership of guns was banned in 2012. Then things began to go downhill in a hurry. In 2013, preppers ...Read full article...

The Bait that is sneering Brazil

SÃO PAULO – The entire Brazil seemed shocked last May 17, when the terms of the agreement reached between investigators and the president of the meat giant JBS, Joesley Batista, were made public. In exchange for immunity, the world’s foremost marketer of animal products detailed not only how he had bribed over 1,800 Brazilian politicians for years, but also knocked out the president of the country, Michel Temer, on ...Read full article...

The Mafia that Governs Brazil

I recently read a Facebook post from a person who rightfully pointed out that Brazil is far from being a democracy. In fact, the user clarified that the country has never been a democracy, at least not in the last 40 years. He begins his post with the following thought: “Today it is difficult to disassociate ourselves from politics. I’ve found out about the size of the irony that ...Read full article...