From The Guardian:
The more you know about the odious Trans-Pacific Partnership, the less you’ll like it. It’s made for corporate intellectual property and profits
No clearer demonstration of the real White House view is offered than a just-leaked draft of an international treaty that would, as many had feared, create draconian new rights for […]
BOLIVIA: El presidente Evo Morales anunció el miércoles la expulsión de la Agencia de Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), a la que acusó de conspirar contra su gobierno, cuatro años después de haber echado al embajador de ese país y a la agencia antidroga DEA por las mismas razones.
El gobierno de […]
Excerpts from the Star-Tribune:
As one of the most global U.S. companies, Cargill knows well the land mines of international commerce.
A Cargill rice mill in Venezuela gets nationalized. Government security forces pay a midnight visit to a sugar mill in Syria. Iraq suspends a key trading permit when a big wheat shipment mysteriously vanishes. […]
An al Qaeda operative and one-time New York City travel agent sought to use his expertise in shipping to smuggle biological and nuclear weapons into the United States in ocean containers, according to leaked documents disclosed by Wikileaks.
The documents identify the suspect as Saifullah Paracha, a 63-year-old Pakistani businessman who worked in New York […]
The United States on Thursday ordered the expulsion of Ecuador’s ambassador to Washington in a tit-for-tat move after the US envoy to Quito was told to leave over a leaked diplomatic cable.
Ecuador on Tuesday ordered US Ambassador Heather Hodges out of the country in a row over a leaked diplomatic cable which quoted her […]
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 […]
A January 2010 cable … also indicates that [Panama V.P. Juan Carlos] Varela said to the embassy’s number two: “One does not mess with something as important as the Canal. When a bidder makes an offer that is a thousand million dollars below the next competitor, then something is seriously wrong. Of course I have […]
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