Skip to Navigation

U.S.-Latin America

AP: US Sent Venezuelan Youth to Cuba to “Provoke Unrest”

Venezuelan lawyer Zaimar Castillo contracted with a USAID-funded program to evaluate the subversive potential of Cuban universit

A program overseen by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) sent almost a dozen youth to Cuba from Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Peru, with the goal of rousing opposition against the Cuban government, an Associated Press (AP) investigation revealed earlier this week.

» read more

Venezuela’s Maduro Tells U.S. to “Swallow” Criticism of CELAC Summit

(Indira Guerrera / Noticias 24)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has told the United States to “swallow” its criticism of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States’ (CELAC) summit, after the U.S. accused the CELAC of “betraying democracy” by supporting Cuba.

» read more

Venezuelan Police University Campaigns against School of the Americas

Starting the campaign at the UNES (Victor Rivera)

Venezuela’s National Experimental University for Security (UNES), which trains police in human rights and preventative policing, has launched a two month, nationwide campaign against the US run School of the Americas (SOA).

» read more

Venezuela’s Maduro Rejects US “Intervention” in Honduras

Hondurans voting on Sunday (Eduardo Verdugo/AP)

Yesterday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro criticised US “intervention” in the internal affairs of Latin American countries, and in the Honduran elections.

» read more

UN Vote Prompts New Condemnation of US Embargo of Cuba From Venezuela

The UNGA has condemned the US embargo for 22 years running and Cuban representatives accused the Obama administration of tighten

Venezuela condemned the United States embargo against Cuba on Tuesday, as the United Nations General Assembly again called for an end to the 53 year-old trade restrictions.

» read more

Venezuelan Government: “Serious Abuse” Barring Evo Morales Flight over Snowden Suspicion

Bolivian president Evo Morales in his plane (agencies)

“It’s an abuse to have put Evo Morales life in danger,” said Venezuela’s foreign minister, Elias Jaua, after the Bolivian president’s flight was forced to perform an emergency landing in Austria.

» read more

Little Credibility: U.S. Coverage of Iranian-Latin American Relations

President Hugo Chavez (left) with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (centre) (archive).

Last January, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took a weeklong tour of Latin America, visiting Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and finally Ecuador. In the U.S. media, where there are no two greater villains than Ahmadinejad and Chávez, it was not hard to predict that the coverage of the first stop on the tour would result in an onslaught of negative headlines filled with hysterics at what such a meeting could mean for U.S. national security.

» read more

Obama Signals Four More Years of Bad Relations with Latin America [with video]

Many in Latin America pray for a healthy recovery for Venezuela's Chavez, who is undergoing cancer treatment [EPA]

President Obama's crass comments about newly-elected Chavez only serve to further alienate himself from Latin America, argues Weisbrot.

» read more

Latin American Unity Takes Center Stage as U.S. Influence Declines

The Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC), founded December 2011, which includes every nation in the Western h

In spite of surprises in the lead-up to the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, on April 14–15, the results of the conference were predictable. The United States and Canada found themselves distanced from their neighbors to the south. The newly created regional organizations that exclude the United States were at least partially responsible for this shift.

» read more

Latin America’s TeleSUR Now Available to U.S. Viewers

TeleSUR, the 24-hour Spanish language news channel from Latin America, is now available in homes across the United States thanks

This week Latin American television network teleSUR expanded its distribution capacity to allow the Caracas-based news channel to reach over 100 million homes across the United States.

» read more

Syndicate content