Why Is Former Guantánamo Prisoner On Hunger Strike In Uruguay?

By Aisha Maniar, www.truth-out.org/ -

By Aisha Maniar for Truthout - Adapting to life after lengthy imprisonment and as a refugee in a strange land are challenges. Coupled with the trauma of years of torture and the stigma of [...]

The US Returns To Latin America

By Vijay Prashad for the Hindu and Counterpunch. The financial crisis of 2007-08 dented China’s economy and saw the slow deterioration of commodity prices. It took a few years for the economic [...]

José Mujica, Former President Of Uruguay: What Makes Us Human?

By Human The Movie, www.youtube.com -

José Mujica, nicknamed Pepe Mujica, is one of the most interesting presidents in recent memory. He was President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. He was a former urban guerrilla fighter with the [...]

Uruguay Withdraws From TISA, Symbolic Blow To Trade Deal

By Glyn Moody, www.techdirt.com -

By Glyn Moody in Tech Dirt - Techdirt first mentioned the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) last year, when "The Really Good Friends of Services" -- the self-chosen name for about 20 members of [...]

When Bolivia Tried To Murder A US Folk Legend

By Ryan Harvey, www.telesurtv.net -

His name was Victor Jara, and not only did he have the popularity of Presley and the political passion of Che, he also had the topical-folk style of Phil himself. But Víctor was part of something [...]

OAS Election Indicates Waning US Influence In Latin America

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Today’s election of Luis Almagro as the new Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) is “another indication of declining U.S. influence in Latin America,” Center for [...]

Freed Guantánamo Detainees Adjust To Life In Uruguay

By Diana Cariboni, www.mintpressnews.com -

The group of four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian is still bound by the silence imposed by Washington regarding their experiences in the prison. IPS met with them for the second time Dec. [...]

10 Reasons to Love Uruguay’s President José Mujica

By Medea Benjamin, www.codepink.org -

President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, recently visited the United States to meet with President [...]

Uruguay Agrees To Take Five Guantánamo Prisoners

By Rosalba O'Brien www.reuters.com -

Uruguay has agreed with the United States to accept some prisoners held in the much-criticized detention center at the U.S. military base of Guantanamo Bay, President Jose Mujica said on [...]

At the UN, A Latin American Rebellion

By Laura Carlsen, www.fpif.org -

Without a doubt, the 68th UN General Assembly will be remembered as a watershed. Nations reached an agreement on control of chemical weapons that could avoid a global war in Syria. The volatile [...]

S. American States Recall Ambassadors Over Bolivian Plane Incident

“What the United States government is seeking is to obstruct Edward Snowden’s bid to seek asylum. Not to get asylum, but to seek asylum,” Tatchell said. “It has bullied and threatened and menaced [...]