American Samizdat

Friday, August 07, 2009. *
In recent weeks, Washington has accused Venezuela of aiding the FARC and moving drugs out of the continent. They cite evidence found on confiscated laptops, a meme that's been used in recent years in Iraq, Bolivia and Iran.

Meanwhile, the US has been building up its troop presence in Columbia.

And forces within the country are gearing up for another cocked-up counterrevolution, hoping this time to use Twitter to organize, with Iran as a model: #FreeMediaVe: Venezuelans Using Twitter to Protest Media Crackdown

Contrary to their initial position, U.S. drops call to restore ousted Honduran leader
The Obama administration has backed away from its call to restore ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to power and instead put the onus on him for taking "provocative actions" that polarized his country and led to his overthrow on June 28.
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