Why Doesn’t Obama Use His Executive Power to Close Guantanamo?

By Arnold August on February 25, 2016

guantanamo-bay-400x268The closing of Guantanamo prison and the return of Guantanamo Bay to Cuba is one of the most heated subjects of Cuba–US relations. It is taking on even more significance as Obama’s trip to Cuba on March 21–22 approaches.  (more…)

How a Little Red Tractor Jumped to the Front of the US Investment Line with Cuba

By Bill Hackwell on February 29, 2016

tractorHow could it be that while hundreds of US corporations are lined up at the starting gates, chomping at the bit to invest, export and unleash a flood of products into Cuba, that a small company in Paint Rock Alabama that produces tractors has not only jumped to the front of the line (more…)

Epilogue: Argentina the End of Post Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Hard Right

By James Petras on February 19, 2016

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Introduction: The class struggle from above found its most intense , comprehensive and retrograde expression in Argentina, with the election of Mauricio Macri (December 2015). (more…)

Mexico Is Not a Functioning Democracy

By John M. Ackerman on February 24, 2016

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Photo: Bill Hackwell

Authoritarian leadership, stifled dissent, limited freedom of assembly, and endless violence are the hallmarks of Mexico under Peña Nieto. It’s time for Washington to pull the plug. (more…)

Political Coalition to Support Colombian Peace Process

February 24, 2016

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC commander Rodrigo Londoño shake hands as Cuban leader Raúl Castro looks on in Havana. (Photo : Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC commander Rodrigo Londoño shake hands as Cuban leader Raúl Castro looks on in Havana. (Photo : Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP)

A political coalition made up of mostly Colombian parties announced today their support for the peace process signing a pact of unity concerning the effort taking place. (more…)

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