Monday , 26 June 2017

Latin America

Obama’s ‘Red Line’ on Syria Was a ‘Colossal Mistake’ – Former Security Adviser

Retired General Jim Jones, the first national security adviser to former US president Barack Obama, has fiercely criticized the president’s actions on Syria, calling it a “colossal mistake” to draw a “red line.” The former top security counsel to Obama said during an interview with CNN that the former president failed to live up to his threats to Syrian President …

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HISPANIC ACTIVIST TELLS ‘WHITE MINORITY’ THEY HAVE ‘FIVE YEARS LEFT’

An alt-left, Mexican supremacist with the ACLU told elderly white folks at a city council meeting in Rialto they should have no say in how the town their forefathers founded is governed because they’re a dwindling minority that only has “five years left.” The issue at hand was whether or not Rialto should become a “sanctuary city” for criminal illegal …

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Five Reported Dead After Mass Shooting at The BPM Festival in Mexic

A mass shooting has rocked the Mexican resort town of Playa Del Carmen where The BPM Festival was wrapping up. According to Quintana Roo district attorney Miguel Angel Pech Sen, five people were killed when shots were fired at Blue Parrot during Elrow’s closing party late Sunday night or early Monday morning. In a press conference today (Jan. 16), Pech …

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Violence erupts at Colombian border (video)

President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart are to hold an emergency meeting on the growing violence on their border.Locals say when tensions rise, they pay the price.Difference between Manuel Santos and Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles have strained relations between both countries.Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from the eastern Arauca region in Colombia.   AlJazeeraEnglish

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S. American states to recall ambassadors from Europe over Bolivian plane incident

South American countries belonging to the Mercosur trade bloc have decided to withdraw their ambassadors for consultations from European countries involved in the grounding of the Bolivian president’s plane. “We’ve taken a number of actions in order to compel public explanations and apologies from the European nations that assaulted our brother Evo Morales,” explained Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, who revealed …

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#NSA spied on Latin America for energy and military #intel

The NSA’s spy program encompasses most countries in Latin America, new cables released by Edward Snowden have confirmed. The data gathered on military affairs and “commercial secrets” has provoked a flurry of furious rhetoric from regional leaders. Brazilian daily, O Globo, which obtained the cables released by former CIA employee Edward Snowden, published a report on Tuesday detailed the National …

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Bolivia latest country to offer asylum to Snowden

(CNN) — Two weeks after arriving at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport and essentially becoming a man without a country, Edward Snowden finally has some options. A trio of left-leaning Latin American nations to varying degrees say they would welcome the U.S. intelligence leader in their country. Venezuela and Bolivia have offered asylum to Snowden and Nicaragua is willing to consider it. …

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