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Waiting for Godot in Equatorial Guinea

Friday, 27 June 2008, 1:29 pm | Tortilla con Sal

While members of the opposition to President Teodoro Obiang's regime are detained and tortured in prison merely for being in opposition, international human rights organizations are denied entry to Equatorial Guinea. While some are set free with ... More >>

Disintegration in the Andes

Wednesday, 25 June 2008, 4:20 pm | Tortilla con Sal

There are no chance ocurrences in politics. By signing a "free trade" Treaty with the United States, accepting the installation of a US military base and pushing for the sale of community lands, Peru's Alan García confirms he is a tool of President ... More >>

Bolivia: Enron and separatism

Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 12:31 am | Tortilla con Sal

The decision of the Transredes company (the Shell -Ashmore group that took over from Enron) to hand over the expansion of their Villamontes gas pipeline to the departmental prefecture of Tarija, bypassing central government, demonstrates yet once more how ... More >>

Rice was right: a new Middle East is being born

Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 6:11 pm | Tortilla con Sal

The Doha Agreement for Lebanon has clarified a new re-ordering of the map of the Middle East. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was correct when, during the Israeli war against Lebanon in the summer of 2006, while Israeli planes bombed that ... More >>

Colombia: false positives

Monday, 2 June 2008, 3:04 pm | Tortilla con Sal

False positives is a local term from the aftermath of 9/11 applied to totally fabricated, supposedly "terrorist", events cooked up by the Alvaro Uribe government to help the regime by throwing up a smoke screen during times of high scandal, as has happened ... More >>

Climate genes and hunger traders

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 1:08 pm | Tortilla con Sal

Faced with the growing food crisis and disasters caused by climate change, the big biotechnology and agri-business corporations have returned to the attack with new enthusiasm, as if they were not the very ones who have caused the crisis. Their most ... More >>

Bolivia : If we want to survive

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 1:06 pm | Tortilla con Sal

If the autonomists and indigenists could agree on the responsibilities the national State should not renounce in order to carry on existing as such, the risk of Bolivia falling apart would largely disappear. Those responsibilities are foreign policy, ... More >>

The agribusiness of hunger

Monday, 19 May 2008, 11:49 am | Tortilla con Sal

Food prices continue rising around the world giving rise to intolerable conditions in the most vulnerable countries like famine, often combined with drought or flooding, the perverse effects of climate change. Faced with the seriousness of the crisis, ... More >>

New fuels, same old bio-piracy

Monday, 5 May 2008, 11:18 am | Tortilla con Sal

In recent months, critical reports from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, international institutions crucial in developing neoliberalism, have joined numerous voices from civil society warning of the social, economic and environmental ... More >>

2065 : the beginning of a New Nepal

Tuesday, 22 April 2008, 12:33 am | Tortilla con Sal

Nepal has entered the year 2065 of its calendar and (after two postponements) has already held elections for the Constituent Assembly that may end the monarchy and open the way to the proclamation of a republic. This is an aspiration of a majority ... More >>

Combatting Free Trade Treaties

Monday, 21 April 2008, 10:07 am | Tortilla con Sal

For something more than a decade, free trade deals have spread like a plague across the world, setting the terms for much of our daily life. More >>

Bolivia: indigenous people and mestizos

Wednesday, 16 April 2008, 12:38 am | Tortilla con Sal

Setting indigenous people against mestizos in a country like Bolivia is to betray one's country. It is as absurd as trying to separate red blood corpuscules from white ones while trying to keep the body alive. Our independent life was born from the ... More >>

Silvia Ribeiro: Paper bullets

Saturday, 29 March 2008, 1:30 pm | Tortilla con Sal

On March 4th 2008, more than 800 women of Via Campesina Brazil invaded the Fazenda Tarumã in the State of Río Grande do Sul, a farm of 2100 hectares dedicated to the monocultivation of trees for the Swedish-Finnish paper company Stora Enso, the ... More >>

Lebanon - a cold war getting hotter all the time

Friday, 28 March 2008, 7:10 pm | Tortilla con Sal

"Lebanon, a small country, perhaps destined to play a great part in the future, not just of the Middle East but of the whole Arab world." With that remark some friends bade me farewell over a year ago in Beirut's airport. The capital was beginning to ... More >>

Iraq, the US trump to avoid a dollar collapse

Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 12:06 am | Tortilla con Sal

Do you remember the proposal of Iran and Venezuela to OPEC in October 2007 on the need to open a debate in the organization about whether or not to continue using the dollar as the payment currency for a barrel of oil? That proposal which caused ... More >>

Bolivia and the Brazil Washington axis

Monday, 10 March 2008, 10:42 am | Tortilla con Sal

With the failure of the meeting of heads of state of Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil over Bolivian gas sales to its neighbours, Cristina Kirchner asked for the concretization of Venezuela's entry into Mercosur. Her demand showed how hard it is to negotiate ... More >>

Hamas 88-2008: between negotiation and resistance

Wednesday, 5 March 2008, 3:54 pm | Tortilla con Sal

2008 marks the 20th anniversary of Hamas as a political movement in Palestine, involving two decades of continuous struggle against Israeli occupation. Most importantly, Hamas has confronted not just the Middle East's most powerful army, equipped with ... More >>

The threat of GM trees

Wednesday, 5 March 2008, 3:52 pm | Tortilla con Sal

While genetically manipulated crops carry on being the subject of vigorous polemics and resistance around the world as more and more data is gathered on contamination, yield failures, increased use of agro-poisons and impacts on health and the environment, ... More >>

Venezuela's bad example

Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 10:07 am | Tortilla con Sal

The Venezuelan political process, that people there describe as Bolivarian, is systematically demonized not just by the bourgeois media but also by some supposed progressives. They tend to focus more on the figure of Chavez than on what that deepening social ... More >>

Syngenta: murder and private militias in Brazil

Friday, 23 November 2007, 2:23 pm | Tortilla con Sal

Syngenta: murder and private militias in Brazil by Silvia Ribeiro , in La Jornada and Ecoportal, October 31st 2007 More >>