Tue, 18/04/2023 - 20:07

A polling firm found that Peru’s coup-plotting, right-wing-controlled congress has 6% approval and 91% disapproval. Unelected leader Dina Boluarte has 15% approval and 78% disapproval. But they have the full support of the US, Canada, and foreign mining corporations.

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Sat, 04/03/2023 - 09:08

In January, Salvadoran newspaper El Faro revealed that the country’s police have purchased three Israeli surveillance tools. Through the approximately $2.2 million contract, El Salavador’s police acquired the Wave Guard Tracer, from Wave Guard Technologies, designed to trace calls, text, and data, the GEOLOC system sold by an unknown Israeli firm, which intercepts signals between […]

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Fri, 03/03/2023 - 01:32

“Politicians are calling people demonstrating on the streets ‘terrorists’ for protesting for a new constitution,” Eliana Carlin, a Peruvian political scientist from Lima tells Behind the Headlines host, Lee Camp. Peru is currently in a state of crisis, after years of anti-austerity protests, the election of a humble teacher and union leader, Pedro Castillo, as […]

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Tue, 24/01/2023 - 22:07

By Eve Ottenberg / CounterPunch The U.S. tyranny of monopoly capital has long preferred to deal with fascist governments abroad, specifically in the Global South. American oligarchs’ foreign fascist sycophants are so much more malleable than democratic representatives; they don’t even have to be told what to do because they know. It’s in their DNA. […]

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Mon, 23/01/2023 - 02:04

Peru has large reserves of copper, gold, zinc, silver, lead, iron, and natural gas. After a coup overthrew left-wing President Pedro Castillo, the US ambassador, CIA veteran Lisa Kenna, met with mining and energy ministers to discuss “investments”. Europe is importing Peruvian LNG to replace Russian energy.

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