The events of the past 48 hours have demonstrated how utterly incompetent the CIA can be when it comes to pulling off “soft” coups… Read More The Tragedy of Venezuela Is the Tragedy of the United States of America
“The sanctions are depriving Venezuelans of lifesaving medicines, medical equipment, food, and other essential imports. This is illegal under U.S. and international law, and treaties that the U.S. has signed.”… Read More 40,000 Dead Venezuelans Under US Sanctions: Corporate Media Turn A Blind Eye
16% of the 4 million new vehicles sold in the US in Q1 were assembled in Mexico.… Read More US Auto Imports from Mexico Surge 10% in Q1 to New Record, Despite Dropping Sales in the US
In little more than three years, Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s government has already signed two agreements with the International Monetary Fund. And recent developments suggest that the country’s long and troubled history with the Fund may be about to repeat itself… Read More The IMF Is Fueling an Argentine Crisis – Again
Spanish banks expanded aggressively into Emerging Markets to flee the consequences of the euro debt crisis… Read More Threat of Contagion to Eurozone from Spanish Banks’ Huge Bet on Emerging Markets: UBS
“Once. Only this year. Later on, that’s their problem”: Finance Minister. $3.4 billion in fuel was stolen in 2018, including by insiders. Crackdown now underway.… Read More Pemex, World’s Most Indebted Oil Company, Gets Government Bailout as Suppliers Gripe About Unpaid Bills
US rating agencies pressure Pemex and the new Mexican government. But Pemex is too big to fail… Read More Time’s Running Out for World’s Most Indebted Oil Company
“What is explicitly quite clear, from our point of view, is that we need a peaceful political and democratic and Venezuelan-owned resolution of this crisis,” said an EU spokesperson. “This obviously excludes the use of force.”… Read More ‘Not Every Option Is on the Table’: EU Leaders Reject Idea of US-Led Military Intervention in Venezuela
News of IMF maneuvering comes amidst fresh reports the US is amassing aircraft, troops and armored vehicles on the Venezuelan border under the pretext of getting humanitarian aid into the country… Read More IMF Discreetly Preps Massive Aid Package For “Day After” Maduro’s Fall
GM’s Mexico vehicles now are 23% of its US sales. And the Japanese have massively discovered Mexico’s cheap labor… Read More Just How Huge Are Mexico’s Auto Exports to the US? How Fast Have they Grown?
This “U.S. coup manual,” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, serves as a reminder that the so-called “independence” of such financial institutions as The World Bank and IMF is an illusion and that they are among the many “financial weapons” regularly used by the U.S. government to bend countries to its will.… Read More Leaked Wikileaks Doc Reveals US Military Use of IMF, World Bank as “Unconventional” Weapons
We are all so used to regime change happening far away, in the Middle East, in Africa or South America, that we have been tempted to imagine it couldn’t happen here. But it could… Read More Regime Change. Part One – How It’s Done.