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Obama's Legacy Set to Fail in Latin America

President Obama's Executive Order has provoked a worldwide petition campaign that has mobilized global civil society agains

Obama opened the door to Cuba, admitting Washington’s half century of failed foreign policy towards the island, but then shut it on Venezuela implementing policies that are set to end in a similar way. 

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UNASUR Rejects US Aggressions on Venezuela

The Union of South American Nations has rejected the U.S. approach to Venezuela. (Credit: teleSur English)

Venezuela received strong backing from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Saturday afternoon, at an emergency summit addressing the recent aggressions from US President Barack Obama.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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