By Mark Shenk - Jun 29, 2: June 29 Bloomberg -- Alberto Gallo, head of European credit strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, talks about the European Union leaders agreement on easing conditions for emergency loans to Spanish banks and the recapitalization plan. Publicado por Pedro Grima Gallardo en viernes, junio 29, American oil Jun 27th FOR decades, American politicians have bemoaned their economy's dependence on foreign oil and failed utterly at doing anything about it.
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President Correa could come under attack for appealing to Assange. Publicado por Pedro Grima Gallardo en martes, junio 26, Obama's Second Latin American Coup. Global ResearchJune 23, The recent coup against Paraguay's democratically elected president is not only a blow to democracy, but an attack against the working and poor population that supported and elected President Fernando Lugo, whom they see as a bulwark against the wealthy elite who've dominated the country for decades.
But as economist
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It appears that a decision to convict him has already been written The main trigger for the impeachment is an armed clash between peasants fighting for land rights with police But this violent confrontation is merely a pretext, as it is clear that the president had no responsibility for what happened.
What was the real reason the right-wing Paraguay Senate wanted to expel their democratically elected president? Another article by Estadisticas del homosexualismo en colombia Guardian makes this clear:. The article adds that the president's former political allies were " The political split had become sharply clear as Lugo publicly acknowledged recently that he would support leftist candidates in future elections.
It's obvious that Estadisticas del homosexualismo en colombia President's real crimes are that he chose to ally himself more closely with Paraguay's left, which in reality means the working and poor masses of the country, who, like other Latin American countries, choose socialism as their form of political expression. Although Paraguay's elite lost control of the presidency when Lugo was elected, they used their stranglehold over the Senate to reverse the gains made by Paraguay's poor.
This is similar to the situation in Egypt: Is it fair to blame the Obama administration for the recent coup in Paraguay? Yes, but it takes an introduc to ry lesson on U.
Paraguay's right wing - a tiny wealthy elite - has a long-standing relationship with the United States, which has backed dicta to rships for decades in the country - a common pattern in most Latin American countries.
The United States promotes the interests of the wealthy of these mostly-poor countries, and in turn, these elite-run countries are obedient to the pro-corporate foreign policy of the United States The Estadisticas del homosexualismo en colombia Veins of Latin America is an excellent book that outlines the his to ry. Paraguay's elite is incapable of acting so boldly without first consulting the United States, since neighboring countries are overwhelmingly hostile to such an act because they fear a U.
Paraguay's elite has only the military for internal support, which for decades has been funded and trained by the United States. President Lugo did not fully sever the U. According to Wikipedia, "The U. Department of Defense DOD provides technical assistance and training to help modernize and professionalize the [Paraguay]military In short, it is not remotely possible for Paraguay's elite to act without assurance from the United States that it would continue to receive U.
The Latin American countries surrounding Paraguay denounced the events as they unfolded and made an emergency trip to the country in an attempt to s to p them. What was the Obama administration's response? State Department had said that it was watching the situation closely.
Obama might as well have said: The State Department's carefully crafted words are meant to give implicit support to the new illegal regime in Paraguay. Obama acted as he did because Lugo turned Estadisticas del homosexualismo en colombia, away from corporate interests, to wards Paraguay's poor. Lugo had also more closely aligned himself with regional governments which had worked wards economic independence from the United States.
Most importantly perhaps is that, inPresident Lugo forbid the building of a planned U. What was the response of Paraguay's working and poor people to their new dicta to rship? They amassed outside of the Congress and were attack ed by riot police and water cannons.
It is unlikely that they will sit on their hands during this episode, since President Lugo had raised their hopes of having a more humane existence. President Lugo has unfortunately given his opponents an advantage by accepting the rulings that he himself called a coup, allowing himself to be replaced by a Senate-appointed president. But Paraguay's working and poor people will act with more boldness, in line with the social movements across Latin America that have struck heavy blows against the power of their wealthy elite.
President Obama's devious actions to wards Paraguay reaffirm which side of the wealth divide he stands on. His first coup in Honduras sparked the outrage of the entire hemisphere; one will confirm to Latin Americans that neither Republicans nor Democrats care anything about democracy.
Shamus Cooke is a social service worker, trade unionist, and writer for Workers Action www. Global ResearchJune 24, Netanyahu's agenda is much broader than knocking out Iranian nuclear installations for his aim is to reshape the political landscape in the USA and Israel shifting everything to the far, far right in order to create a new comfort zone for religious fundamentalists. Netanyahu's major backer, Sheldon Adelson, is now firmly behind Mitt Romney, and they are known to believe that an Israeli attack on Iran in September or October will displace Obama and many dovish Democrats in Congress and establish a hawkish regime in Washington.
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Publicado por Pedro Grima Gallardo en lunes, junio 25, Publicado por Pedro Grima Gallardo en viernes, junio 22, Los chinos compran una ciudad en los Estados Unidos. The borrower is the servant of the lender, and today we owe China more than a trillion dollars. By running a gigantic trade deficit with us, China has been able to become incredibly wealthy. We have begged them to lend us back some of the money that we have sent them and this has made them even wealthier.
Now China is gobbling up U. In fact, some cities are in danger of becoming completely dominated by Chinese ownership. One of those cities is Toledo, Ohio. In many "rust belt" areas, real estate can be had for a song, and the Chinese are taking full advantage of this. America was once the wealthiest nation on Earth, but now we are drowning in debt and we are being sold off in chunks
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Is this the legacy that we are going to leave for future generations? According to a recent Fortune articleChinese investors have been very busy purchasing distressed commercial real estate in Toledo lately Toledo is being promoted to Chinese investors as a " 5-star logistics region ".
For some reason the Chinese seem to be very interested in that area of the country. Last month, I wrote about how one Chinese group plans to develop a acre " China city " just 40 minutes away from Toledo Their plan is to construct a 'China City' with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.
Essentially, it would be a little slice of communist China dropped right into the heartland of America.
This 'China City' would be located about 40 minutes from
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But it is not just the rust belt that is being bought up by the Chinese. A recent Estadisticas del homosexualismo en colombia article documented several of the huge real estate deals that the Chinese are doing in New York right now According to a recent report in the New York Times, investors from China are 'snapping up luxury apartments' and are planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on commercial and residential projects like Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn.
Chinese companies also have signed major leases at the Empire State Building and at 1 World Trade Center, the report said. In addition to real estate, the Chinese are also buying up businesses and natural resources all over the United States.
For example, the Dalian Wanda Group recently bought U. Also, the Obama administration has been allowing companies owned by the Chinese government to gobble up U. On top of all that, the Federal Reserve recently announced that it will now allow Chinese banks to start buying up American banks. So how in the world did we come to be so completely and totally dominated by China?
the key to all of this is the trade deficit. Most Americans can't even tell you what a trade deficit is, but it is at the very heart of our economic problems. Basically, we buy far, far more from other countries than they buy from us. Most Americans don't realize this, but the truth is that the United States has a trade imbalance that is more than 5 times larger than any other nation on earth has.
If you go into a Wal-Mart of a dollar store today and you start looking at productlabels, you will notice that hundreds of products say "made in China" and very few of them say that they were made in this country. Every single month, China sends us gigantic mountains of plastic crap to sell in our stores and we send them gigantic mountains of our money. That was the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the planet. Sadly, so far our trade deficit with China in is about 12 percent larger than it was last year.