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Latin America

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:45 pm

Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers

This is exactly the kind of 'Ugly American' crap that's aided the left hard liners in Venezuela, that benefits Maduro's authoritarianism and that generates hatred for America. We never learn.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:46 pm

Say NO to aerial fumigation in Colombia

Under US pressure, Colombia's president Duque is planning on resuming aeriel fumigation. This is despite widespread research indicating that supply-side eradication doesn't work. What's more, glysophate has detrimental impacts such as respiratory problems, soil contamination, displacement of communities, miscarriages and eradication of food crops. Write your Representative to demand that this practice be stopped!
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:52 am

Subject: Response from Senator Tillis
From: "Senator Thom Tillis" <donotreply@tillis.senate.gov>
Date: Fri, October 12, 2018 7:56 am
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Dear (Vrede too):

Thank you for taking the time to contact me about S. 2265, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA). I appreciate hearing from you.

As you may know, on April 27, 2017, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced S. 2265, which was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. If enacted, this bill would apply diplomatic inducements through the restriction of loans by international financial institutions to the Nicaraguan Government with the purpose of encouraging more democratic practices within the country. Financial loans, excluding humanitarian aid, would be conditional upon improvements to the rule of law, fee and credible elections, the removal of corrupt public officials from office, and the protection of journalists and human rights defenders.

I share your concerns about the human rights offenses occurring in Nicaragua. In my position as co-chair of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, I believe that no person, no matter where he or she is located, should be denied basic human or political rights. Please know that, should legislation regarding this issue come before the full Senate, I will keep your views in mind.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me again about other issues that are important to you.


Sincerely,
Thom Tillis (R-NC)
U.S. Senator
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Your staff needs needs new glasses. I am AGAINST S. 2265, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA).

For all of its problems, Nicaragua's human rights situation is far superior to that of US client states Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Colombia. As co-chair of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, your partisan hypocrisy is very disappointing.

I await your reply.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:19 pm

Trump says U.S. military intervention in Venezuela 'an option,' Russia objects

It's about oil, as usual.

Maduro should go, and that will happen with nonviolent internal and external pressure. However, if the lifelong cowardly Chickenhawk in Chief sends armed Yanquis it will unite Latin America in opposition and solidify Maduro's position.
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:34 pm

Uh oh, guess we need to call Colonel North and Admiral Poindexter to straighten this shit out. The US has an illustrious history in Latin America dating back to about 1965. The only good thing you could say about our interventions is that they weren't as bad as Pizarro or Cortez. And also the Colonel's secretary (Faye?) can conceal part of the evidence in a dark warm place for extra security.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:51 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:34 pm
Uh oh, guess we need to call Colonel North and Admiral Poindexter to straighten this shit out. The US has an illustrious history in Latin America dating back to about 1965. The only good thing you could say about our interventions is that they weren't as bad as Pizarro or Cortez. And also the Colonel's secretary (Faye?) can conceal part of the evidence in a dark warm place for extra security.
Much further back than 1965.

United States involvement in regime change

Too many pre-1965 in Latin America for me to individually mention, going all the way back to the Monroe Doctrine ... beginning in 1823.

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red - United States
dark green - Coups and regime change actions
light green - Election interference
blue - Territories annexed by the US following coups or invasions
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:43 pm

Urge Congress to stop arming human rights abusers in Mexico

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Ask your Congressional Representative to sign onto the Dear Colleague letter circulated by Congressmen Grijalva and Lowenthal to prevent guns exported from the United States from getting into the hands of human rights abusers or organized crime, especially in Mexico. These legally-exported weapons have already been used in massacres, disappearances, and by security forces that collude with criminal organizations or those who have committed serious human rights violations.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:54 pm

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:57 pm

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:00 am

Speak out against criminalization of human rights and environmental defenders in Honduras!

Contact the offices of your Representative and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Robert Menendez to ask them to contact the US Embassy in Honduras about the US-backed Public Prosecutor's Office criminalization of human rights and environmental defenders, including the recent imprisonment of 12 defenders of the Guapinol River.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:41 am

Tell Congress: Sponsor and Pass the Berta Caceres Act

The United States should not be sending public money to the military and police of Honduras, especially when basic human rights conditions have not been met.
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