Ollanta Humala and wife Nadine Heredia Alarcón
The victory of left-populist candidate Ollanta Humala in Peru’s election is a “big fucking deal”, as Vice President Joe Biden famously whispered to Obama on national TV in another context. With respect to US influence in the hemisphere, this knocks out one of only two allies that [...]
Argentinian authorities say that ADM, Louis Dreyfus, Cargill and Bunge have "have descended into criminality" to avoid paying taxes on their grain exports. The companies deny the charges.
The neoliberal consensus of the last two-and-a-half decades, in which emerging economics have been encouraged to open up their agricultural markets and export raw materials while [...]
An Argentine crack-down on what it says is chronic tax evasion among the country’s leading grain exporters widened Wednesday, with exporter and food processor Molinos Rio de La Plata S.A. added to the list of companies excluded from a key grain trade registry.
The federal tax agency, Afip, has already suspended Louis Dreyfus, Bunge Argentina, [...]
ADM and Cargill have been removed from an Argentinian export registry, limiting their transport permits.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM) and Cargill Inc. may be prevented from shipping grains from Argentina after the government stripped them of their status as registered exporters amid a dispute over taxes.
The companies, which are being investigated as part of [...]
A fair portion of the more than 1600 United States State Department documents WikiLeaks had published by mid-December show that the State Department has used its funding agencies, USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), to channel millions of dollars annually to anti-Chavez NGOs, political parties, journalists and media organisations in Venezuela.
Washington has [...]