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.
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.
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 BogotÃ¡.
Media stories about private security firms (PMFS) such as Blackwater have highlighted the importantâ€”and controversialâ€”role that private security contractors play in supporting U.S. military forces in Iraq. What [...]
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 ChÃ¡vez. On Sunday, September 30, voters in Ecuador will decide whether to authorize their [...]
South America embraces Bush’s arch enemy
Guardian Unlimited,Â UKÂ – 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
AFPÂ – 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. …
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) â€” 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 [...]
FSM Contributing Editor David Jonsson shows us how Venezuela links with anyone who opposes America â€“ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]