Archiv: South America


11.12.2019 - 03:29 [ teleSUR ]

‘We Lied, Cheated and Stole’: Pompeo Comes Clean About CIA

(24 April 2019) “When I was a cadet, what’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment,” Pompeo boasted as the audience laughed and celebrated the statement.

02.12.2019 - 17:59 [ Reuters ]

Pompeo says U.S. will help prevent Latin American protests becoming riots

“We in the Trump administration will continue to support countries trying to prevent Cuba and Venezuela from hijacking those protests and we’ll work with legitimate (governments) to prevent protests from morphing into riots and violence that don’t reflect the democratic will of the people,” Pompeo told an audience at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky.

28.11.2019 - 17:45 [ Democracy Now! / Youtube ]

Operation Condor Trial Tackles Coordinated Campaign By Latin American Dictatorships To Kill Leftists

(07.03.2013)

A historic trial underway in Argentina is set to reveal new details about how Latin American countries coordinated with each other in the 1970s and ’80s to eliminate political dissidents. The campaign known as „Operation Condor“ involved military dictatorships in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. They worked together to track down, kidnap and kill people they labeled as terrorists: leftist activists, labor organizers, students, priests, journalists, guerilla fighters and their families. The campaign was launched by the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and evidence shows the CIA and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were complicit from its outset.

28.11.2019 - 17:34 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia coup, Trump dubs Nicaragua ‘national security threat’ and targets Mexico

After presiding over a far-right coup in Bolivia, the US dubbed Nicaragua a “national security threat” and announced new sanctions, while Trump designated drug cartels in Mexico as “terrorists” and refused to rule out military intervention.

13.11.2019 - 18:32 [ teleSUR ]

Chile: Repression Reaches Levels Similar to Pinochet Era

After completing an “emergency mission” in Chile, European Parliament Members Miguel Urban and Idoia Villanueva on Wednesday reported that this South American country suffers repression levels similar to those seen in the last three years of the Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship (1973-1990).

13.11.2019 - 18:04 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Treffen der Puebla-Gruppe in Argentinien vom Putsch in Bolivien überschattet

Bei der vom 8. bis 10. November in der argentinischen Hauptstadt abgehaltenen Zusammenkunft waren 32 dem progressiven Lager zuzurechnende politische Führungspersonen aus zwölf Ländern anwesend. Unter den Teilnehmern befanden sich etwa die früheren Präsidenten Brasiliens, Uruguays, Paraguays und Kolumbiens, Dilma Rousseff, Pepe Mujica, Fernando Lugo und Ernesto Samper, sowie der uruguayische Präsidentschaftskandidat für die Frente Amplio, Daniel Martínez. Gastgeber war der designierte Präsident Argentiniens, Alberto Fernández. Boliviens Vizepräsident Álvaro García Linera hatte seine Teilnahme aufgrund der aktuellen politischen Ereignisse absagen müssen.

18.07.2019 - 23:21 [ Antiwar.com ]

Five Men Sentenced to Life for Operation Condor Killings Trained at School of the Americas

Five of the 24 men sentenced last week by an Italian court to life in prison for their roles in a brutal and bloody US-backed Cold War campaign against South American dissidents graduated from a notorious US Army school once known for teaching torture, assassination and democracy suppression.

13.07.2019 - 16:27 [ Reuters ]

IMF to ship $5.4 billion to Argentina under standby loan deal

The International Monetary Fund board said on Friday it would ship $5.4 billion in cash to Argentina after approving a fourth review of a standby credit deal with the crisis-stricken South American nation.

06.07.2019 - 16:38 [ USNI News ]

4th Fleet-Led UNITAS 2019 Pacific Exercise Focuses on Sub-Hunting, Humanitarian Assistance

The U.S. Navy and its partners in Central and South America just wrapped up the UNITAS 2019 Pacific exercise, with a U.S. destroyer leading the 13-nation force through an anti-submarine and surface warfare drill.

In the 60th iteration of the annual exercise in U.S. 4th Fleet, the forces melded sea- and air-control skills with humanitarian assistance and disaster relief practice, to ensure the partners could come together if needed for a range of missions.

21.04.2019 - 17:08 [ teleSUR ]

CIA Declassified Info: Europe Wanted Own „Operation Condor“

Declassified information from the United States government shows that European governments during the 1970s wanted to learn how to conduct their own ‘Operation Condor’ from South American dictators who were systematically torturing and killing dissidents in the region.

In the documents opened to the public April 12, official statements from the United Kingdom, France, and then West Germany were looking for advice from South American dictators in mainly Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile to combat the “dangerous level (of) subversion“ from the left.

15.04.2019 - 18:33 [ teleSUR ]

„Pompeo has Lost His Mind“: Chinese Ambassador to Chile

„The United States has not made substantial contributions to the economic development of Latin American countries but accuses China of its economic and trade cooperation with Latin America and its investment in Latin America. Mr. Pompeo is a hypocrite,” he continued, pointing out that China invested US$6 billion more than the U.S. in Chile and they exceeded their trade with the South American nation by US$42 billion.

Xu then referenced U.S. history and its military interventions and sanctions in several Latin American nations.

15.02.2019 - 01:43 [ teleSUR ]

Inflation Rate Reaches 49.3% in Argentina, Highest Since 1991

Argentines have been protesting these high prices in massive mobilizations around the country, and especially in the Capital, Buenos Aires. On Wednesday over a million Argentines took to the streets under the „Land, Housing and Work“ slogan, to attack the government’s economic policies that are backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The mobilizations will continue in the South American country to oppose these policies imposed, with the next protest scheduled for February 26.