Hugo Chavez died on March 5. Heads of state came to his funeral and sent condolences to his family – except for the U.S. president. Even in death the White House maintained a resentful tone toward a man we had named as an enemy. But what did Chavez do to us?
Hugo Chávez murió el 5 de marzo. Jefes de estado llegaron al funeral y enviaron sus condolencias a la familia –excepto el presidente de EE.UU. Hasta en la muerte, la Casa Blanca mantuvo un tono resentido hacia un hombre que ha categorizado de enemigo. ¿Qué nos hizo Chávez?
Double standards and double speak surround the case of private Manning; the term 'national security' has been used again and again by the government to cover up bureaucratic mistakes and human rights crimes.
When the mainstream media fails to question the dictates of the powerful or omits the contradictory facts that might lead to a questioning audience, history itself gets rewritten, with dangerous implications for the future.
The US government demanded that Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding extradite a drug dealer. When Venezuela made similar demands on Washington, for arguably the Hemisphere’s most notorious terrorist, the Justice Department brushed off the request.
McChrystal's departure has highlighted not only how mired in conflict the US has become - but also the striking similarities between Vietnam - now the second longest War in US history - and Afghanistan.