Comment & Analysis: Sorry, Venezuela Haters: This Economy is Not the Greece of Latin America (Mark Weisbrot/The Guardian)

[Predicting a Venezuelan apocalypse won't make it happen: in this oil-rich country the only thing imploding is poverty.]

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Comment & Analysis: Colombia: Alvaro Uribe and the Peace Talks (Nick Caistor/LAB)

[Given that recent opinion polls show that former President Uribe has twice as high an approval rating than Juan Manuel Santos, it could well be that, asesino or not, his influence on Colombia’s future is far from over.]

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2008 Debate on Cuba and the Left: Diana Raby and David Osler (Red Pepper)

Diana Raby: Why Cuba is still important
http://www.redpepper.org.uk/Why-Cuba-is-still-important/

David Osler: If the revolution does not go forward, it will go backwards
http://www.redpepper.org.uk/No-workers-paradise/

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Music Video: Obsesión - Esta es mi mamá (2011, Cuba)

[This song features on the compilation 'Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues'.]

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Comment & Analysis: U.S. “Cowboy” Foreign Policy From Libya to Colombia (Nazih Richani/NACLA)

[In Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Honduras, Mexico, Syria and Colombia, a "cowboy" foreign policy is replacing the the U.S. government's strategy of large scale military invasions. Any attempt to fully evaluate this shift would be premature, but the writing is on the wall: this shift is generating more conflict than it can solve.]

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Entrevista con Pablo Navarrete (Alborada Films) en Proyeccion del Documental La Conexion Colombiana (Frente Solidario Internacional)

[Un video hecho por el Frente Solidarion Internacional que incluye una entrevista con Pablo Navarrete, el director del documental de Alborada Films 'La Conexion Colombiana'. Esta entrevista fue hecha el 5 de octubre del 2013 despues de una proyeccion de la version de festival del documental en Londres. Más información sobre este evento, que también incluyó un foro sobre el actual proceso de paz en Colombia, se puede ver aquí.]

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Poetry: An Excerpt from 'Too Many Names' by Pablo Neruda

[40 years ago today Chilean poet Pablo Neruda passed away (12 days after Chile's 9/11). Some say he died of a broken heart. Below an excerpt from his poem 'Too Many Names'.]

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