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Summit of the Americas Displays Latin American and Caribbean Unity

Summit of the Americas Displays Latin American and Caribbean Unity

Western Hemisphere political leaders 18 years ago began gathering off and on for Summits of the Americas, a project of the U.S. - dominated Organization of American States. The sixth Summit, hosted April 14-15 by President Juan Manuel Santos in Cartagena, Colombia, demonstrated Latin American and Caribbean unity in the face of contrary U.S. and Canadian views. The agenda included U.S. policies toward cross-border workers, cheap U.S. and Euro-zone money flooding and disrupting regional eco

April 28, 2012 No Comments Full Story

War in Libya: Teaching a Lesson

War in Libya: Teaching a Lesson

By W. T. Whitney Jr. Critics of NATO’s war against Libya list civilian casualties, oil greed, uncertain rebel leadership, and persecution of resident sub-Saharan Africans among their objections. At first blush, the targeting of Libya, alone among rebellious Arab states, is odd. After economic sanctions were lifted in 2004 and diplomatic recognition restored, Washington was dealing with Libya. Arab upheavals led to recalculation. Ghanaian columnist Prince Akyeampong recently suggested Libya

October 13, 2011 No Comments Full Story

Sign the Petition to Pres. Obama to Free the Cuban Five

Individuals and political organizations opposing the half-century-old U.S. economic blockade against Cuba have joined in sponsoring a petition to President Obama to free the Cuban Five prisoners. This “Pardon for the Five” group is presently seeking signatories for a printed petition and for the on-line petition version that appears below. When arrested over 12 years ago, the five Cuban men were monitoring private paramilitary groups in Florida engaged in organizing anti-Cuban terrorist a

December 19, 2010 No Comments Full Story

 

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