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And still they won’t shut up

In addition to being placed on the IACHR’s blacklist of the region’s worst human rights violators (a nice ideologically-diverse group that also includes Venezuela, Honduras, Haiti, and Cuba), Colombia is a place where “you can barely say that there is freedom of expression,” according to the IACHR’s free speech rapporteur, Catalina Botero: It is difficult [...]
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Insulza stepping out

A week after his reelection to a second (and final) five-year term as Secretary General of the OAS, Chilean JosAi?? Miguel Insulza is coming out swinging. First he demanded Venezuela release the head of an opposition television channel jailed for insulting the president, then he requested Cuba release its infirm political prisoners, then he urged [...]
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A few months out from legislative elections, the ChA?vez administration today intensified its crackdown on opposition media by arresting Guillermo Zuloaga, the owner of Venezuela’s only remaining opposition television station, GlobovisiA?n. He was arrested by military amoxicillin dosage. intelligence police. Supposedly he is being investigated for criticizing the ChA?vez administration’s record of attacks on freedom [...]
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Some alternative

Russia’s pretty excited about this new-fangled Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CLACS?) thing. In a “communique” (I guess the Russians still use those), the foreign ministry stated that ai???The new organization can be an important factor for the formation of a multipolar world order.” And they’re right. Regardless of how successful CLACS is, [...]
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Time to get some new lawyers

As predicted, ChA?vez is lashing out furiously at the harsh report on Venezuela and human rights issued by the OAS’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), calling it “pure garbage.” But although he’s angry, he doesn’t seem to have a clear idea what’s actually happening: ChA?vez said his administration is preparing to “denounce nizagara 150. [...]
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The OAS drops a bomb

So it’s come to this. After 11 years of back and forth debate over what the Bolivarian Revolution means for Venezuela, the OAS’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has an answer: It’s bad. Real bad. In an amazing 319-page report, the IACHR finally confirms what Venezuelan human rights groups have been denouncing for years: In [...]
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And now, for their next trick…

Latin America’s foreign ministers are meeting for one of their jawboning session in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. But this meeting is special. The AP is reporting that the 31 Latin American nations present are “close to forming a new regional organization that would not include the U.S. or Canada.” You don’t say. Pop the champagne. [...]
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Insulza is not the issue

With its typically retrograde, myopic, Inside-the-Beltway perspective on Latin America, The Washington Post lobbed a grenade a couple weeks ago when it strenuously objected to a second six-year term for JosAi?? Miguel Insulza as secretary general of the Organization of American States, implying that the U.S. should “press for change,” whatever that means. Others much [...]
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