Washington Post: Latin America’s new authoritarians by Juan Forero

July 24, 2012 10:39 amComments Off

CARACAS, Venezuela – More than two decades after Latin America’s last right-wing dictatorships dissolved, a new kind of authoritarian leader is rising in several countries: democratically elected presidents who are ruling in increasingly undemocratic ways. Unlike the iron-fisted juntas of a generation ago, these leaders do not assassinate opposition figures […]

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Washington Post: Impasse in El Salvador

July 16, 2012 7:36 amComments Off

THE ELECTION of Mauricio Funes as president of El Salvador in 2009 set up a test of whether the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), which had tried and failed to take power by force during a 1980s civil war, could govern the country democratically. Mr. Funes has mostly met the […]

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Miami Herald: ALBA attacks justice, human rights by Carlos Alberto Montaner

June 12, 2012 9:11 am0 comments

This shameful act needs to be explained. One of the main objectives of the ALBA nations is to leave Latin Americans without international protection so the governments can beat them up with impunity. We have just seen that painful spectacle at the 42nd meeting of the OAS, held in Cochabamba. […]

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El Universal: Venezuela buys 12.56% of Nicaragua exports

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The United States remains the largest destination for exports from Nicaragua, followed by Venezuela and Canada. As a whole, the three countries buy more than half of all products sold by the Central American country. Venezuela buys 12.56% of Nicaragua exports, as shown by the latest Nicaraguan statistics. State-run Center […]

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Fox News: Four Latin American Nations Decide OAS is ‘Too USA’

June 7, 2012 11:03 am0 comments

Four countries in Latin America have decided to withdraw from the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal. Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua no longer believe the regional defense treaty, dating back to the Cold War, is relevant. “Our countries have made the decision to bury what deserves to be buried, to throw […]

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Washington Post: Pressing for OAS changes, leftist governments of 4 Latin American nations quit defense treaty

June 6, 2012 8:46 am0 comments

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — Four Latin American countries announced Tuesday that they’re pulling out of a regional defense treaty while pressing for changes in the Organization of American States. The foreign ministers of Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua said on the final day of an OAS meeting that their countries are […]

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