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

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Fear and Loathing on the Jersey Shore

by Eric Stoner and Bryan Farrell August 20, 2007 Huffington Post, Yahoo! News Manhattan's cosmopolitan atmosphere has a way of making people forget what life is like for the rest of America. Coffee shops, book stores and night life are all tailored to meet the needs of even the most niche-oriented individual. But back on … Continue reading Fear and Loathing on the Jersey Shore

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?