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The US Govt’s Obsession with – and Lies about Nicaragua

    The US Govt’s Obsession with – and Lies about Nicaragua

The intense focus on the “ills” of Nicaragua completely misses the deep issues of continued US intervention – imperial neocolonialism – into the sovereign lives of other countries, as here with Nicaragua. Whether you love or hate Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, their personalities and personal lives are not the issue, whatsoever. For us Americans…

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The US Opened Its Borders to 750,000 Refugees After the Vietnam War and It Can Do so Again

    The US Opened Its Borders to 750,000 Refugees After the Vietnam War and It Can Do so Again

The thousands of people now trying to flee violence in Central America are small in number compared to those who were desperately trying to escape from Vietnam and other Indochina countries decades ago. In the spring of 1975—with the U.S. either on the brink of pulling out of Vietnam, or already gone—over 131,000 South Vietnamese…

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Trump Administration Shows True Colors at Southern Border, Tear-Gassing Asylum-Seekers

    Trump Administration Shows True Colors at Southern Border, Tear-Gassing Asylum-Seekers

TIJUANA, MEXICO — Mimicking Israel’s tools of repression, United States troops deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border used aggressive force against thousands of unarmed migrants seeking asylum from U.S.-stoked violence in their home countries. This appears to be only the beginning, as thousands of more migrants are on the way while Pentagon officials say troops are…

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MPN on the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan

    MPN on the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – Over the past week, Mexico’s sprawling capital has been transformed into the flashpoint of a global humanitarian crisis of forced migration that is rearing its head in all parts of the globe. The crisis, whose latest focal point is the migrant caravan from Honduras, as well as smaller caravans from Guatemala…

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Journalists Dismiss “Completely Ridiculous” Claims by Mike Pence that Venezuela is funding the Migrant Caravan

  Journalists Dismiss “Completely Ridiculous” Claims by Mike Pence that Venezuela is funding the Migrant Caravan

Journalists have joined Venezuela officials in ridiculing allegations made on Tuesday by US Vice President Mike Pence that Venezuela is financing the migrant caravan traversing Central America en route to the Mexican-US border. Pence, in an interview with the Washington Post, claimed that US-allied Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez had told him that the 7000-strong…

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US Wants Nicaragua to Fall Because It Poses the Threat of a Good Example

  US Wants Nicaragua to Fall Because It Poses the Threat of a Good Example

The US has targeted Nicaragua for regime change. Some former supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party echo the US talking points: Ortega’s “entire government has been, in essence, neoliberal. Then it becomes authoritarian, repressive.” One would think that a neoliberal regime, especially if it were authoritarian and repressive, would be just…

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The US Ruined Their Countries, Now Trump Calls Them “Animals” and Sends Them Back

  The US Ruined Their Countries, Now Trump Calls Them “Animals” and Sends Them Back

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Late on the evening of June 28, 2009, two days before voters were scheduled to go to the polls to vote on a referendum amending the Honduran Constitution, army officers forced President Manuel Zelaya — wearing only his pajamas and slippers — to board a military airplane for Costa Rica. Three months…

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Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

  Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

MEXICO CITY — By the thousands they came, slowly spilling from the fleet of tour buses Tuesday afternoon like clumps of molasses, clutching babies and duffel bags, wearing baseball caps and bandanas, and chanting and cheering and raising their fists defiantly to the sky. Most of those traveling in the caravan were from Honduras; all…

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What’s Behind the Central American Refugee Caravan Heading to the US Border?

  What’s Behind the Central American Refugee Caravan Heading to the US Border?

On Saturday, March 31, President Donald Trump angrily tweeted that the Mexican government is laughing at the United States by doing nothing to stop Central American migrants from crossing Mexican territory to get to the U.S. He stated that this puts an end to all efforts to find a solution for DACA beneficiaries in the U.S. He…

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