Tag Archives: Americas

BBC NEWS | Americas | Obama says Honduras coup illegal

US President Barack Obama has described the removal of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya as illegal.His remarks came after left-wing Latin American leaders declared their support for the deposed leader, who was expelled by the military on Sunday.In Honduras, pro-Zelaya protestors have been demonstrating in the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Obama says Honduras coup illegal

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Canadian engine flies Chinese attack helicopter

China’s newest attack helicopter is powered by Canadian-built engines, a development military analysts say could spark a backlash against Canada’s aerospace industry from U.S. lawmakers concerned about technology being transferred into the wrong hands.

Other analysts are questioning why Canada would sell engines to a nation that has used its military to crush internal dissent.

The engines built by Pratt and Whitney Canada of Longueuil, Que., are being used to power Z-10 Zhisheng attack helicopters.

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Latin America’s War in Iraq

Military contractors from Latin America are playing a far greater role in Iraq than most people realize, and the implications will be felt from Baghdad to Bogotá.

Media stories about private security firms (PMFS) such as Blackwater have highlighted the important—and controversial—role that private security contractors play in supporting U.S. military forces in Iraq. What few people have discussed is just how many of these contractors come not from the United States, but, increasingly, from Latin America.

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Ecuador: Is Correa Following Chávez Down the Road to Serfdom?

More than 60 years ago, Dr. F.A. Hayek brilliantly described the final destination of all people living under socialism: serfdom in a cruel totalitarian state. Venezuela is heading in that direction under the leadership of Fidel Castro’s star pupil, Dictator-President Hugo Chávez. On Sunday, September 30, voters in Ecuador will decide whether to authorize their President, Rafael Correa, to walk the same path.

Rafael Correa is a U.S.-trained, Ph.D. economist and a radical leftist.

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South America embraces Bush’s arch enemy

South America embraces Bush’s arch enemy
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 4 hours ago
The leaders of Bolivia and Venezuela embraced Mr Ahmadinejad and blessed Iran’s nuclear programme, underlining how much influence Washington has lost over a
Ahmadinejad shores up support in Bolivia, Venezuela AFP
Iran Strengthens South America Ties The Associated Press
Ahmadinejad and Chavez: Brothers in nukes New Europe
Reuters – Monsters and Critics.com
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Ahmadinejad shores up support in Bolivia, Venezuela

Ahmadinejad shores up support in Bolivia, Venezuela
AFP - 6 hours ago
Chavez and fellow leftist Morales both support Iran’s controversial nuclear program and, like Ahmadinejad, are virulent critics of the US administration.
Iran Strengthens South America Ties The Associated Press
Ahmadinejad seeks to strengthen South America ties Guardian Unlimited
Ahmadinejad Visits Latin America to Deepen Ties (Update1) Bloomberg
France24 – MercoPress
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Iran Strengthens South America Ties

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Vilified by world leaders wary of his nuclear ambitions, Iran’s president is turning to South American leftists who are embracing him as an energy and trade partner and counterweight to U.S. influence.

On the heels of a U.N. General Assembly appearance in which he said Iran will ignore demands by “arrogant powers” to curb its nuclear program, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was headed to Bolivia on Thursday to establish first-time diplomatic relations with the Andean nation.

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Indonesia: Russia Opens the Pacific Front – Part 2 of 4

FSM Contributing Editor David Jonsson shows us how Venezuela links with anyone who opposes America – Russia, China, Iran, Cuba and more – and how that strategy can mightily contribute to the US losing economic and political strength not only in the Pacific, but around the world.

Venezuela: Strategic Partner of Russia, China, Iran and Cuba

Iran, either independently or in concert with Russia has also extended their global alliance network. Iran is a supporter of Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Palestine and Syria effectively stretching their influence to the Mediterranean. As also noted, Iran is active in Venezuela and Cuba. Hezbollah cells also operate in the US.

Iran is seeking relations with Turkey. In the Qandil (Kandil) Mountains, where Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria all meet lies the ancestral homeland of the Kurds, known in history as the Medes, who were partners with Persia in defeating Babylon.

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Other Articles by David J. Jonsson…
Indonesia: Russia Opens the Pacific Front (Part Two of Four)
Indonesia: Russia Opens the Pacific Front (Part One of Four)
Sovereign Wealth Funds – a Potential Tool of Asymmetric Warfare (Part four of Four Part Series)
Sovereign Wealth Funds – a Potential Tool of Asymmetric Warfare (Part Three of Four)
Sovereign Wealth Funds – a Potential Tool of Asymmetric Warfare (Part Two of Four)
Sovereign Wealth Funds – a Potential Tool of Asymmetric Warfare (Part One of Four)
The Dangers of the Liberal-Islamist Connection (Conclusion of Four Part Series)
The Dangers of the Liberal-Islamist Connection (Part Three of Four)
The Dangers of the Liberal-Islamist Connection (Part Two of Four)
The Dangers of the Liberal-Islamist Connection (Part One of Four) By

More Russian Bears Sighted Buzzing Canadian Airspace

CH-18 Hornets were scrambled to intercept several Tupolev-95 Bear bombers flying over the arctic a bit too close to Canadian airspace Friday, Lt.-Gen. Angus Watt told The Chronicle Herald. “It’s not exactly a new challenge; it’s an old challenge that has returned,” Watt said.

The area buzzed by the bombers is located inside what the Canadian military calls its air defense identification zone near Inuvik, N.W.T.

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Iran’s Romance of Nicaragua

Two months later, Iran and Venezuela pledged $350 million to build a seaport near Monkey Point on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast. (Tehran has also been cultivating an alliance with oil-rich Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez.) And last Wednesday, the Nicaraguan foreign minister returned from Tehran, where he met with the foreign ministers of Syria, Cuba and Iran. There is now speculation that Nicaragua may support Tehran’s bid for a seat in the U.N. Security council.

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