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Latin America wants to remove US military bases

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Leaders from the United States, Canada and Latin America are gathering April 10-11 at the 7th Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama City, Panama, to talk about a variety of issues affecting the Western Hemisphere, including Cuba’s relationship with the United States as both countries thaw out …

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US military to send 3000 troops to Peru

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Peruvians marched in the capital city Lima to protest the planned arrival of more than 3,000 US military personnel and the continued US military intervention in the South American country, local media reported on Thursday. The march began from the Plaza San Martin in central Lima and moved to the US embassy. Demonstrators …

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Ecuadorian president warns of possible ‘CIA attack’ before elections

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said the CIA may try to kill him prior to upcoming elections. Citing reports of a plot to “destabilize the region,” Correa said the threats were “credible,” given the history of US involvement in Latin America. Correa alluded to reports by Chilean journalist Patricio Mery …

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Brazil: largest protests in decades as unrest hits second week

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Mass protests continued throughout Brazil on Monday, with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators converging in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, the capital of Brasilia and other cities. Protests initially began last week following a government announcement of an increase in public transportation costs, which brought out students and …

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Ecuador has received asylum request from NSA whistleblower Snowden

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Two cars of the embassy of Ecuador in Moscow are parked outside the terminal where Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, is believed to have landed in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, June 23, 2013. The former CIA contractor, Edward Snowden, has asked Ecuador for political asylum, …

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Chavez wins Venezuelan presidency

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Incumbent President, Hugo Chavez, has won Venezuela’s tightly-contested presidential elections, clinching a fourth term with over 54 per cent of the vote, according to the National Electoral Council. With more than 90 per cent of the ballot counted, election officials claim Chavez has won beyond doubt, with rival Henrique Capriles …

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Argentineans hold largest anti-government demos in decade

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Thousands of people have held demonstrations in Argentina to protest against the policies of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The protests on Thursday night are said to be Argentina’s biggest anti-government demonstrations in more than a decade. Demonstrators in Argentina are infuriated by the rising inflation, violent crime, high-profile corruption …

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NSA caught spying on Latin America for energy and military intel

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The NSA’s spy program encompasses most countries in Latin America, new cables released by Edward Snowden have confirmed. The data gathered on military affairs and “commercial secrets” has provoked a flurry of furious rhetoric from regional leaders. Brazilian daily, O Globo, which obtained the cables released by former CIA employee …

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Brazilian newspapers give ‘freeloader’ Google News the boot

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Over 100 of Brazil’s main newspapers have blocked internet giant Google’s news service from using their content. They say Google News has actually reduced their site traffic and benefits commercially from material it has refused to pay for. The 154 publications that make up Brazil’s National Association of Newspapers, known …

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Another world leader cancels on Obama due to NSA spying

Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to Washington in response to the US spying on her communications with top aides. Rousseff is demanding a full public apology from President Obama. Barack Obama spoke with Rousseff on Monday in an attempt to persuade her into following through with …

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Assange to break silence as more countries rally behind Ecuador

As Julian Assange prepares to give his first public statement in months, London police are on high alert demanding the IDs of all persons visiting his diplomatic hideout. Ecuador says the threat that the UK will raid its embassy “still stands.” “Julian Assange has always fought for justice”, Assange’s lawyer Baltazar …

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Brazil, Uruguay move away from US dollar in trade

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Brazil and Uruguay have switched to settling bilateral trade with local currency to stimulate turnover, bypassing the US dollar. Payments in the Brazilian real and Uruguayan peso started on Monday. The agreement was signed on November 2 by the head of Brazilian Central Bank Alexandro Tombini and his Uruguayan counterpart …

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Latin America stands up to Monsanto

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The market with the biggest potential for growth, as far as corporate agriculture is concerned, is putting its foot down and saying no. Chile, Colombia and a growing number of other Latin American countries are taking a stand against Monsanto and its ilk by rejecting advancements to further convert their …

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20 places that don’t look real (20 pictures)

Mount Roraima South America

This is the beautiful world we inhabit… 1. Bamboo Forest (China) 2. Black Forest (Germany) 3. Fields of Tea (China) 4. Hang Son Doong (Vietnam) 5. Hitachi Seaside Park (Japan) 6. Lake Hillier (Australia) 7. Lake Retba (Sengal) 8. Antelope Canyon (USA) 9. Lavender Fields (France) 10. Mendenhall Ice Caves …

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Ayahuasca now scientifically proven to be a game changing medicine

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Gary, a London-based ayahuasca user, believes that ayahuasca can alleviate depression. Before he started taking the South American plant-based brew, he suffered from intense bouts of anxiety and panic attacks. “[Ayahuasca] is a very potent tool that shakes your psyche up and puts it back together again […] The first …

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Study: US regime has killed 20-30 million people since WW2

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After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those …

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Time for regime change in the USA

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With breath-taking arrogance, the USA is opposing the presence of Iran at the discussions about Syria in Geneva. Turkey – now openly playing the sectarian card and deliberately causing a Phantom jet to fly in fast and low in order to provoke a reaction and so involve NATO – can …

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Reasons to Consider Beach Front Property in Costa Rica

Property in Costa Rica

Moving to another country is always a huge adventure, but when choosing where you want to enjoy life, it can become a trial as well. For many reasons, Americans are considering life in Central and South America and of late, beach front properties Costa Rica are becoming more and more …

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