South America Articles


A Tale of Two Islands

What Costa Rica and South Korea have in common.
9:30 AM, Mar 01, 2011

This past November, two anti-American governments each committed an act of aggression against the island territory of a neighboring democracy. North Korea shelled the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, killing two soldiers and two civilians. Nicaragua’s well-staffed and armed military forces invaded and occupied the Costa Rican island of Calero. The North Korean aggression prompted full-throated international condemnations and calls for U.N. action. The Nicaraguan aggression, however, was largely ignored.

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The Palestinians Come to Latin America

10:40 AM, Feb 21, 2011

The Washington Post recently reported on the successful Palestinian drive to achieve statehood recognition from South American countries. Over the past few months, several countries—including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay—have endorsed the existence of an independent Palestinian country.

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Argentina Seizes Contents of U.S. Air Force Plane

“Our only friend right now is Hugo Chávez.”
9:00 AM, Feb 17, 2011

Shortly after Argentine foreign minister Héctor Timerman accused the United States of operating torture schools, his government decided to trigger a genuine crisis in bilateral relations.

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