Tag: South America

Try Mark Wilding’s Wildly Funny, But Razor-Sharp, Satirical Dramatization of the CIA-Backed Fascist Coup in Chile. You may think you know what happened, but you’ll never guess how it happened Most Americans do not remember the “other” tragic 9/11 event, which took place in 1973, when the CIA helped overthrow...
After Rodriguez ordered Che be shot, his hands were chopped off and shipped to Langley, but not before he stole the Rolex from Che’s corpse that was meant for the son of one of his compatriots in Bolivia On September 16, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis awarded the Governor’s Medal...
Plan follows precedent of 1970s state-sponsored assassination campaign targeting leftists. Operation Condor was a U.S.-directed secret intelligence program in the 1970s and early ’80s in six South American U.S.-backed dictatorships—Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay—that resulted in the torture and “disappearance” of thousands of people. The victims included dissidents and...
Pedro Castillo greets from the balcony of his party's headquarters, Lima, Peru, June 15, 2021.
“The Peruvian people have raised their heads to say democratically that we are going to save this homeland,” farmer-turned-teacher, unionist organizer and socialist Pedro Castillo, 51, told supporters the evening of June 15, following the end of ten days of counting ballots. “Tonight should not only be a night of...
Will the U.S. pull any dirty tricks to help his jail-bird rival, the daughter of disgraced president Alberto Fujimori? Pedro Castillo Terrones, 51, a rural schoolteacher and peasant farmer surprisingly led the race of 18 candidates on election day, April 11. The leftist candidate for the Peru Libre (Free...
In 1975, former CIA agent Philip Agee delivered a bombshell with the publication of Inside the Company, an exposé of nefarious CIA activities in Latin America. Growing up in a conservative middle-class family in Tampa Bay, Florida, Agee had joined the CIA in 1957 after graduating from Notre Dame University...
Read a CIA manual on assassination | Boing Boing
A Review of Vijay Prashad’s book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, with foreword by Evo Morales (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2020). During his confirmation hearing in February, the CIA’s latest director William J. Burns continued a long Agency tradition of playing up the threat...
By failing to educate students about the many genocides the U.S. government has supported, they promote a dangerous nationalistic ideology. In the age of the pandemic, as many high school classes are being taught remotely, the value of personal interaction for students cannot be overstated. While traditional high school history...
Washington has long helped fuel the devastating conflict in Colombia that goes back to the era of La Violencia in World War II Colombia has been living with one of the longest armed conflicts in the world. A peace agreement to end the more than 50-year-old armed civil war was...
Guillermo Lasso in front of the podium (C) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 11, 2021.
Dirty Tricks in Race Pay Off Millionaire conservative Guillermo Lasso, former banker and Coca Cola director, won the run-off election over socialist candidate Andrés Arauz, 52.5% to 47.5%. Arauz had led the pack of 16 presidential candidates during the first round, on February 7th, with 32.7% of the vote over Lasso’s...