New maps of land destruction show why caravans flee Central America

20 November 2018 — Climate & Capitalism

Detailed maps show worldwide land degradation, including the deforestation that is now forcing migrants to leave Guatemala and Honduras


A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates one motivating force behind migrant caravans leaving Guatemala and Honduras to reach the United States.

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Who is Pope Francis? Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

29 August 2018 — Global Research

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”

From the inception of his Vatican mandate in March 2013 until the recent sex scandal revelations in early 2018, Pope Francis has been portrayed by the Western media and the international community as a left leaning champion of “Liberation Theology” committed to World peace and global poverty alleviation.

Pope Francis is now accused of coverup, corruption and camouflage.

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The Anti-Empire Report #158 By William Blum: Why do they flee?

26 June 2018 — The Anti-Empire Report

The current mass exodus of people from Central America to the United States, with the daily headline-grabbing stories of numerous children involuntarily separated from their parents, means it’s time to remind my readers once again of one of the primary causes of these periodic mass migrations.

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NYT Failed to Note Op-Ed Authors' Funder Has $2 Billion Motive for Attacking Argentina By Eli Clifton/LobeLog

16 December 2017 — FAIRLobelog

NYT: Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

The New York Times (12/11/17) did not disclose the authors’ financial interest in attacking Argentina.

Mark Dubowitz and Toby Dershowitz, two executives at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), took to the op-ed pages of the New York Times (12/11/17) to celebrate last week’s announcement that Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, would face treason charges for her alleged role in covering up Iran’s alleged involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aries that killed 85 people.

But their op-ed fails to disclose a serious financial conflict of interest underpinning their attacks on Kirchner: One of FDD’s biggest donors financed a multi-year public diplomacy campaign against Kirchner, all while attempting to collect $2 billion in debt from Argentina.

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Video: Protests Erupt as Honduras Presidential Election Results Reversed

30 November 2017 — TRNN

The country’s electoral authority reversed the initial presidential election results, now giving the conservative incumbent a lead in the vote count. Tensions are mounting as protesters clash with the police. Heather Gies reports from Tegucigalpa, Honduras (inc. transcript). Continue reading

NYT Touts Honduras as Ad for ‘American Power’–Leaving Out Support for Murderous Coup Regime

17 August 2016 — FAIR

New York Times: How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer

The web version of the New York Times piece (8/11/16) offering Honduras as an example that should bolster “faith in American power.”

“How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer” was the headline over the lead article in the New York Times‘ “Week in Review” (8/11/16), with the teaser reading, “Programs funded by the United States are helping transform Honduras. Who says American power is dead?”

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NYT Touts Honduras as Ad for 'American Power'–Leaving Out Support for Murderous Coup Regime

17 August 2016 — FAIR

New York Times: How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer

The web version of the New York Times piece (8/11/16) offering Honduras as an example that should bolster “faith in American power.”

“How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer” was the headline over the lead article in the New York Times‘ “Week in Review” (8/11/16), with the teaser reading, “Programs funded by the United States are helping transform Honduras. Who says American power is dead?”

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Media Lens: Death In Honduras – The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres

10 March 2016 — Media Lens

Death In Honduras – The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres

On February 28, Hillary Clinton told an audience from the pulpit of a Memphis church: ‘we need more love and kindness in America’. This was something she felt ‘from the bottom of my heart’.

These benevolent sentiments recalled the national ‘purpose’ identified by President George H.W. Bush in 1989, shortly before he flattened Iraq. It was, he said, ‘to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world’.

Clinton, of course, meant North America, specifically the United States. But other places in America are short on love and kindness, too. Consider Honduras, for example.

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‘Buen vivir’ and the dilemmas of the left governments in Latin America – I

28 August 2015 — Life on the Left

 ‘Buen vivir’ and the dilemmas of the left governments in Latin America – I

Excerpt from a prize-winning book by Atilio A. Boron

Introduction

Argentine Marxist scholar Atilio Boron’s book, “Latin America in the Geopolitics of Imperialism” — América Latina en la geopolítica del imperialismo — was awarded Venezuela’s coveted Libertador Prize in Critical Thinking for 2012.

Published in several editions throughout Latin America, the book has attracted much attention, and some debate, for its detailed analysis of Latin America’s strategic importance to the United States and the challenge this poses to the continent’s left governments and progressive social movements.

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