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From bad to worse for Puerto Rico

From bad to worse for Puerto Rico

The action taken by the U.S. Congress to counteract Puerto Rico’s deep and prolonged recession has led to an even more severe debt crisis. Reflecting the standard colonialist view, Congress took action and enacted PROMESA, a law that has brought about more problems than solutions.




The Ugly American[i] on his throne

The Ugly American[i] on his throne

Last week Donald Trump launched his version of the Manhattan Project against the U.S. Constitution. This week he went after allies. His stupidity lies in the fact that both the Mexican president and the Australian PM represent the side of the political spectrum in both Australia and Mexico that favors a cozy relationship with the U.S.




Raúl to Trump: Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and we can continue to talk

Raúl to Trump: Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and we can continue to talk

Raúl Castro: “I wish to express Cuba’s willingness to continue to negotiate the pending bilateral issues with the United States on the basis of equality, reciprocity, and respect for the sovereignty and independence of our country, and to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation on issues of common interest with the new government of President Donald Trump.”





Obama commutes sentence for political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Obama commutes sentence for political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

President Obama has commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a victory for the Puerto Rican independence activist who is considered to be one of the world’s longest-serving political prisoners. Obama also release Chelsea Manning on Tuesday (Jan. 17).




U.S.: Misery of democracy

U.S.: Misery of democracy

The second debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the chilling demonstration of insubstantiality, frivolity and even vulgarity that characterizes the political system of the United States.




Colombia is a mirror

Colombia is a mirror

The world was struck dumb by the news that the Colombians had rejected the peace accord reached between the government and the FARC-EP guerrillas. But the truly transcendental fact is that more than 60 percent of the registered voters chose not to vote and turned away from the process.




Colombia: In search of Plan B

Colombia: In search of Plan B

On several occasions, during the weeks prior to the plebiscite, Colombian President Santos said that he didn’t have a Plan B in case voters said “No” to the peace accord, so great was his confidence that the vote would culminate in support for the negotiations with the FARC.




U.S. reveals and shares dark secrets with southern nations

U.S. reveals and shares dark secrets with southern nations

The Obama administration has been declassifying state secrets and sharing them with selected Latin American governments, The Washington Post disclosed Sunday. The purpose, says the Post, is to mend fences with other countries and advance the cause of human rights.




Evo Morales: ‘Our counternarcotics model is better without the Americans’

Evo Morales: ‘Our counternarcotics model is better without the Americans’

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Tuesday that he does not fear the U.S. Department of State’s condemnation based on the yearly White House report claiming Bolivia does not do enough to combat the drug trade.




Trump and Peña Nieto clash on the wall issue

Trump and Peña Nieto clash on the wall issue

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, said the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, lied about the border wall during the meeting both held in Mexico City on August 31.




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