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Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet

Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington’s widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward politically fracturing a global network built with minimal interference by governments. President Dilma Rousseff has ordered a series of measures aimed at greater Brazilian online independence and security following revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted her communications, hacked into ...Read full article...

The Ingredients of Chile’s 1973 Military Coup

The military coup was supported by the CIA. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger played a direct role in the military plot. Forty years ago on September 11, 1973, the Chilean military led by General Augusto Pinochet, crushed the democratically elected Unidad Popular government of Salvador Allende. The objective was to replace a progressive, democratically elected government by a brutal military dictatorship. The military coup was supported by the CIA. ...Read full article...

Brazilian Congress nears end of Secret Vote for Legislators

The Brazilian Spring failed miserably. It seems it was all about a few cents and not about real change. People have obediently gone back to being slaves, but their representatives may not be able to collude in secret while in Congress. The Brazilian Congress made a historic decision on Tuesday by passing a constitutional amendment that ends with the secret ballot in all decisions made by congressmen and women. ...Read full article...

Brazil will provide special protection to Guardian journalist

Some people call it vengeance while others call it retribution for the unwanted surveillance that the NSA conducted on Brazil. The parliamentary commission investigating the implications of the NSA spying approved a request for special police protection for U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian reporter who along with Edward Snowden, is responsible for a series of reports that revealed a massive spying program conducted by the U.S. National Security ...Read full article...

Brazil hides humanitarian emergency in Acre

‘Refugee’ camp holds more than 800 Haitians in inhuman conditions, which seems to be an attempt to cover up an international crisis. The Brazilian government has for months now been playing a word game – between “immigration” and “refugee” – to minimize the severity of the humanitarian crisis unraveling in the small town of Brasiléia, in the northern state of Acre and on the border with Bolivia, some 240 ...Read full article...

Peru claims to have killed Military leaders of ‘Shining Path’ Guerrilla group

The Peruvian Army says it has given a sharp blow to Shining Path, the paramilitary group that since its foundation in 1980 has been responsible, the government says, for the death of at least 51,000 people. According to Peruvian president Ollanta Humala, a military operation conducted into the early hours of Monday resulted in the death of the two military leaders of the guerrilla group, which the government considers ...Read full article...

Is Costa Rica a drug warehouse for massive US drug trafficking?

According to an official press release from the Organization of Judicial Investigations (OIJ in Spanish), Costa Rica will no longer send cocaine or other controlled substances to the United States, at least for the time being. The announcement comes in the wake of news reports about nearly 24 tons of cocaine transported by the U.S. Air Force to Miami on Saturday, July 27th 2013. The OIJ further explained that ...Read full article...

Brazil sacrifices growth to ‘control’ inflation

The Brazilian finance minister, Guido Mantega, said in an interview published today that the Government will endeavor to keep inflation under control “even if it means reducing the rate of growth.” “The government will never let inflation get out of control,” said Mantega, head of the economic team of the cabinet of President Dilma Rousseff, in an interview to the magazine Veja. Mantega said that inflation is “the worst ...Read full article...

Maduro fancies Venezuela’s new Air Defense System

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said today that a “powerful” anti-aircraft weapon system will be deployed in the country to make his country “unassailable” to foreign military threats. “It is the most powerful in the world and we are installing it in the mountains, the corridors, in the Venezuelan plains, sea and land borders. Our country is impregnable, nobody can touch even an inch of the country, which ...Read full article...

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...