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Venezuela receives Snowden request for Asylum

Rumors on the web even announced that Snowden had landed safe and sound in Venezuela yesterday. Venezuela announced that it received a formal request for asylum from Edward Snowden, adding to Nicaragua as a possible destination for the CIA’s former contractor who is sought by Washington after revealing the works of the American’s massive spy network. Snowden, who is in the transit area of ??Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport since 23 ...Read full article...

Brazil also a target of NSA Spying

It remains to be seen if the country allowed the NSA to spy on its citizens or if the snooping occurred without the knowledge of the Rousseff government. Brazil, with extensive public and private networks digitized, has long been a priority of the U.S. spying machinery. According to information leaked by Edward Snowden via The Guardian, the Obama administration indiscriminately intercepted thousands of calls, emails and data from companies, ...Read full article...

Dilma Rousseff’s Referendum is a Joke

Instead of vowing to enforce existing laws, the Brazilian President wants to create more bureaucracy and laws that will not apply to the political and oligarchical classes. In Brazil everyone knows that politicians for the most part are corrupt. The rich and the poor have dealt with government corruption and impunity since the end of the dictatorship period. Since then virtually no politician elected to serve locally, regionally or ...Read full article...

Brazilian Intelligence now Spying on Citizens

Apparently, the volume of people on the streets of Brazil took the government by surprise, because no one was alerted about the significance of the wave of protests that was coming. But fear not, the Brazilian-style cyber thuggery has now caught up with the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN) now going full force to snoop on social networks and other modes of communication. Concerned about the development of the protests ...Read full article...

Brazilian Politicians throw chicken feed to the people. Will Brazilians eat it?

Has Brazil awaken to the fraud and corruption that has run rampant since the end of the Collor tyranny? That remains to be seen. Most people in Brazil are happy that their friends and neighbors have put soccer aside to raise their voices against the oligarchy’s neoliberal policies of indebtedness and runaway government spending. But the questions in many people’s minds is if the protests will survive more than ...Read full article...

The Brazilian “Spring” goes Global

Protests against the Rousseff Regime, the rise in the cost of public transport and the excessive spending to build soccer stadiums has extended to at least 26 cities around the world. Last week, the newest example of a Police State began crawling in Brazil. It happened in Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo and Brasilia, the district of criminals, the equivalent of Washington DC in North America and London, England. Along ...Read full article...

Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” is a ploy to impose GM Corn

In a previous report (“Red alert! GMO avalanche in Mexico”),1 we recounted the circumstances leading up to the imminent threat of the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) organisms (also known as GMOs, genetically modified organisms, or transgenics) into Mexico and several other Latin American countries. The whole continent is seeing a wave of measures, such as seed and intellectual property laws, designed to facilitate multinational control over agriculture. Unfortunately, ...Read full article...

Brazilians rapidly reaching worrisome indebtedness level

The Brazilian Household debt has reached a record in March since the Central Bank began measuring this index, says a report from the bank. In the first quarter of this year the debt reached 43.99%, which means that families owe financial institutions almost half of what they earn each year. In 2009, this rate was 18.39% and since then it has not stopped growing. Over 60% of families began ...Read full article...

Massive Military Operation led by Socialist Regimes now Happening in South America

Operation Agatha is being conducted on the border between Brazil and 10 other South American countries Operation Agatha 7 is being held all along the Brazilian border with ten South American countries. Altogether 25,000 military and Federal Police, Highway Patrol, Military and government agencies are involved. According to the Department of Defense,  this is the largest mobilization ever conducted by the Brazilian government in combating illicit trade. Among the ...Read full article...

World Cup and Olympic Games are excuses to militarize Brazil

US robots, Israeli drones to help make 2014 World Cup in Brazil ‘one of the safest sporting events ever’ Brazil has added 30 US military robots to the Israeli drones and ‘Robocop-style’ glasses with face recognition cameras to its arsenal after the country allocated $900 million to make 2014 World Cup “one of the most protected sports events in history.” The 30 PackBot 510 units, which usually cost between ...Read full article...

Shortage is what Socialism is built on

Who cares about toilet paper when there is not food on the table? In Venezuela, to fill the grocery cart one needs to do a procession, as if it was a visit to the Hugo Chavez tomb. But not only that, shoppers can’t buy certain products even if they can afford them. For several weeks now toilet paper has been one among a list of products absent from the ...Read full article...

Rios Montt is guilty of Genocide in Guatemala and so is the United States

Last week news coverage around the world heralded the conviction of Efrain Rios Montt on the charges of genocide against the Mayan people during his 17 month tenure as Guatemala’s head of government and military strongman.  The three-judge panel led by Jazmin Barrios determined that evidence presented to the court established that there was a clear and systematic plan to exterminate the Ixil people as a race and that ...Read full article...

Brazil is today as neoliberal as 10 years ago

Replicating Argentina, Brazil’s Macro-economic Policy under the Control of Wall Street creditors The inauguration of Luis Ignacio da Silva (Lula) to the presidency of Brazil is historically significant, because millions of Brazilians saw in the Workers Party  (Partido dos Trabalhadores), a genuine political and economic alternative to the dominant (neoliberal) “free market” agenda. Lula’s election embodied the hope of an entire nation. It constituted an overwhelming vote against globalization ...Read full article...

Israeli Military Industrial Complex brewing Police State in Brazil

City of Porto Alegre could become Israel’s most important foreign military research outpost Government of Rio Grande do Sul using public money to finance arrival of Israeli military contractor Elbit Systems to the state “PASSPORT!” demanded the Israeli security guard in English as he approached demonstrators at the Latin American Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) fair, which took place April 9-12 at the RioCentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, ...Read full article...

Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

The agricultural revolution in Cuba has ignited the imaginations of people all over the world. Cuba’s model serves as a foundation for self-sufficiency, resistance to neocolonialist development projects, innovations in agroecology, alternatives to monoculture, and a more environmentally sustainable society. Instead of turning towards austerity measures and making concessions to large international powers during a severe economic downturn, Cubans reorganized food production and worked to gain food sovereignty as ...Read full article...