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Latin America Unites to Tell Uncle Sam “Hands Off Venezuela”

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

Washington smelled blood when the successors to Hugo Chavez won by only a small margin in Venezuelan elections. The U.S. refused to recognize the results, gearing up for regime change. However, “Latin America quickly united to blunt the Yankee offensive in its tracks.” Washington must be taught, repeatedly, that it does not have a backyard to its south.

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U.S. Steps Up Militarization of Africa Through “Drug Wars"

 

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

The United States wants to drag Africa into its drug wars – on top of Washington’s War on Terror. Since drugs always follow American “anti-narcotics” activity in the world, the inevitable result will be an explosion of drug networks in targeted African countries. “Liberia and Ghana will soon emerge as hubs of the African drug trade – just as happened in Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America.”

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The CIA and Narco-Imperialism

"Leon Panetta's nomination is Barack Obama's symbolic statement that his administration is making a clean break with the CIA's recent past." But the agency will never relinquish its role as "main architect of the international narcotics network."

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Bolivia Kicks Out Regime-Changers Posing as Drug Cops

Bully_Uncle_Sam_CartoonThe Americans are more interested in destabilizing the Bolivian government than in suppressing the cocaine trade. President Morales shuts down the DEA and expels the U.S. ambassador.
 
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Obama on Latin America: Small "Change" If Any

by BAR Special Correspondent Roberto Lovato

 
 

obama_latin_americaA Miami organization which, according to a July 1998 New York Times article, funded a series of deadly terrorists bombings in Cuba, and which may be connected to the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner killing 73 people, hosted Democratic presidential nominee-apparent Barack Obama last week. Before this illustrious audience, Obama sketched the broad outlines of his agenda for “change” in Latin America.

 

The Congressional Black Caucus Fails Afro-Colombians

by Nikolas KozloffAfroColombianKids
 
Sometimes it seems the bigger the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) becomes, the worse it gets. Gone are the not-so-long-ago days when the CBC could be counted on to present a virtually unified, progressive front on domestic and foreign policy issues. While Black activists increasingly embrace the Latin American sector of the global African Diaspora, the CBC as a body remains parochial, as if unaware that millions of Blacks live in South America. Most shameful is the CBC's failure to take a firm stand on behalf of Afro-Colombians, targeted by rightwing death squads allied with the U.S.-backed government. A significant faction in the CBC supports corporate-written trade deals with Colombia that would displace and further impoverish much of the Black population, whose representatives have repeatedly beseeched the Black Caucus for help.  
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