Schock fighting against freedom in Honduras

October 18, 2009 Peoria Journal Star After traveling to Honduras earlier this month to show his support for the June 28 military coup, Congressman Aaron Schock ironically spoke of his concern for democracy and "the will of the Honduras people." The ousted President Manuel Zelaya, however, is the democratically elected leader who - with the … Continue reading Schock fighting against freedom in Honduras

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Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America

July/August 2008 issue NACLA Report on the Americas, Innsikt (Norway), Common Dreams, ZNet In October, Erik Prince, the 39-year-old CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, a leading private security company operating in Iraq, went into damage-control mode. Blackwater employees in Baghdad’s Nisour Square had killed 17 Iraqi civilians the previous month, causing an uproar and the suspension … Continue reading Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America

Bolivia: An Early Goodbye for President Mesa?

February 13, 2004 Center for International Policy In November 2002, Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, a pro-business, pro-U.S. figure known by his nickname “Goni,” paid a visit to the White House. The two presidents discussed Bolivia’s U.S.-supported program of military and police-led eradication of coca, the plant used to make cocaine. Goni was worried … Continue reading Bolivia: An Early Goodbye for President Mesa?