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Globalization: Dollar Militarism, ALBA Humanism

Tuesday, 27 October 2009, 9:19 pm | Toni Solo

Many themes of global importance inter-relate when discussing events in Central America. An apparently simple discussion of local developments in the Nicaraguan economy ends up covering global issues. One has to look at the role of the dollar, the price of ... More >>

Honduras & Nicaragua – Disinformation & Reality

Thursday, 8 October 2009, 4:59 pm | Toni Solo

Maybe the poet T.S.Eliot had corporate mass media in mind when he wrote in 'Burnt Norton' : “human kind cannot bear very much reality.” In reporting on Honduras and Nicaragua, or anywhere elsewhere in the world, Western Bloc media – of the ... More >>

Toni Solo: The Battle for Honduras

Friday, 25 September 2009, 4:21 pm | Toni Solo

What happens in Honduras will be decisive for the future of all Latin America. At stake is the chance of defeating the extreme right-wing continental project to deny the impoverished majority in Latin America meaningful political participation and ... More >>

The Empire abroad : dementia as foreign policy

Friday, 4 September 2009, 1:15 pm | Toni Solo

False beliefs have taken over United States and European public life to such an extent that most political leaders in North America and Europe could quite reasonably be certified mentally unfit to govern. Here is a statement from senior US Senator, former ... More >>

Honduras : back to 1963

Monday, 17 August 2009, 5:23 pm | Toni Solo

The democratization of Honduran society - any society - requires a significant redistribution of wealth. Recognizing that, Manuel Zelaya tried implementing a programme of government to deliver the benefits of the nation's resources to the impoverished majority. Over ... More >>

Honduras: an imminent new phase?

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 3:59 pm | Toni Solo

When President Barack Obama remarked last week that he could not just press a button to restore Manuel Zelaya to the Honduran presidency he was saying one of two things. Either the President of the United States is not inclined to implement the resolution ... More >>

IV: Honduran indigenous leader Salvador Zuniga

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 11:45 am | Toni Solo

On July 29th Tortilla con Sal managed to talk to Salvador Zuniga, veteran leader of the indigenous peoples' movement in Honduras. Zuniga talked about what is currently happening in Honduras. At the time of the interview, Zuniga and other leaders like ... More >>

Honduras: Zelaya and the popular movement

Monday, 27 July 2009, 10:57 am | Toni Solo

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya arrived at the Honduran frontier post of Las Manos on the Nicaraguan border at about 1.00pm on Friday July 24th. His purpose was to try and open a dialogue with Honduran police and army officials in order to try and ... More >>

Honduras: Towards A New Republic Or Regional Chaos

Wednesday, 22 July 2009, 4:14 pm | Toni Solo

At the top of Dublin's O'Connell Street, the statue of Charles Stuart Parnell stands on a plinth that bears part of his famous speech in Cork of 1882 : "no man has the right to fix the boundary to the march of a nation. No man has a right to say to ... More >>

Isolated & discredited 2 - the US in Latin America

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 2:31 pm | Toni Solo

With the latest murders there, Honduras seems to be lunging backwards into a death-squad-dark remake of John Negroponte's early 1980s dirty war in Honduras. From Nicaragua's capital, Managua, Negroponte's fellow National Security State promoter, Robert Callahan, looks ... More >>

T. Solo: The Good Neighbour Wakes A Sleeping Giant

Saturday, 11 July 2009, 7:25 pm | Toni Solo

It could hardly be more clear. Good-looking, honey-tongued Mephistopheles Barack Obama refuses to formally condemn the coup d'état in Honduras as a coup d'état. The murders, the mass detentions, the media censorship, the brutal injuries to hundreds ... More >>

Honduras: A Defining Moment – The West Discredited

Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 9:23 pm | Toni Solo

The coup in Honduras has made it clearer than ever that rich country corporate media and their regional media partners deliberately misinform and disinform. More >>

Tegucigalpa June 28th 2009 : Emotions, Reflections

Tuesday, 30 June 2009, 8:08 pm | Toni Solo

Incredulity, outrage, impotence – admiration for Manuel Zelaya, Patricia Rodas, Carlos Enrique Reina, Luther Harry every single one of the Ministers and functionaries of the legitimate government. As Hugo Chavez put it so well, the emotions boil and ... More >>

Horror and humbug from Peru to Nicaragua

Tuesday, 16 June 2009, 12:28 pm | Toni Solo

Sometimes so many events and trends crowd any effort at making sense of imperialism's latest barbaric horror, only a resort to cliché offers any hope of producing a coherent account. Accordingly, in Rome over the weekend of June 13th, the G-8 finance ministers ... More >>

As you were: oil, the dollar, inflation

Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 12:22 pm | Toni Solo

Almost all reality-based economists in the US, whatever their ideology, agree that the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve are wrong in their policies to bail out insolvent US banks. They argue that the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve have made a hugely ... More >>

Obama and Wall Street v ALBA

Friday, 22 May 2009, 12:06 pm | Toni Solo

Global economic disruption makes it seem events are overtaking analysis faster than people can keep up. In May it was reported that China is now Brazil's main trading partner, displacing the US after more than 75 years. Ever since the debacle at the ... More >>

Toni Solo: Fear and Loathing in Port of Spain

Saturday, 18 April 2009, 1:54 pm | Toni Solo

With only a few days before the next Summit of the Americas, the absence of Cuba from the meeting looms ever larger both as anti-imperialist motif and as an index of US decline. The over-riding issue at the Summit of the Americas is going to be ... More >>

Varieties of imperial decline: effete money

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 3:03 pm | Toni Solo

US global dominance depends on inflating its money and credit to maintain its military spending. That system has always depended on intimate collusion between Western Bloc governments, their central banks and their countries' major financial houses. That ... More >>

Nicaragua: the neocolonialist Left

Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 11:05 am | Toni Solo

Feinting Left on certain themes and issues while in practice siding with the Right has long been a tactic of progressive or liberal people in the intellectual managerial classes that dominate information and debate. While the Internet may have expanded ... More >>

Nicaragua:The Foggy Bottom Cuckoo chirps again

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 3:13 pm | Toni Solo

On every point of substance, in his account of Nicaraguan politics and economics over the last few years Roger Burbach seems to rely completely on interpretations borrowed from Nicaraguan opposition social democrat politicians and their right wing ... More >>





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