South America

The Whole Game is About Containing Russia-China

By Pepe Escobar

 "Information Clearing House" - "Sputnik" - The next BRICS summit, in Goa, is less than two months away. Compared to only two years ago, the geopolitical tectonic plates have moved with astonishing speed. Most BRICS nations are mired in deep crisis; Brazil’s endles political/economic/institutional debacle may yield the Kafkaesque impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Time for Counter-Coups in Latin America? – and Europe?

By Peter Koenig

What Happens when the accuser of terrorism are themselves the terrorists? – Namely the supra-national corporations and financial oligarchs acting in their own profit-driven interest, but under the direction of Washington and the protection of the US – NATO killer armies? Fear and confusion happens.

How Venezuela Would Remove Its President


With each passing day, it is becoming increasingly clear that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's term could come to an abrupt end. Both the opposition-controlled legislature and Maduro's own party are calling for him to resign to deflect public anger from the government. According to Stratfor sources, the opposition has already discussed with the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) the possibility of forming a joint post-Maduro junta to govern the country. 

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?

Reuters / Ueslei Marcelino

Pepe Escobar 

Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.
And the loss of empire increasingly manifests itself in myriad moves by selected players aiming towards a multipolar world.

An opportunity missed in Latin America

 The only time Latin America surfaces on Washington's radar is when China undertakes economic diplomacy in the region, writes Richter [AP]

Stephan Richter

Re-establishing diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States has been a long time coming. But all the current US excitement about Cuba only highlights a big strategic void: Why is the US so hesitant to engage itself more in Latin America as a whole?

The Anatomy of Brazil's Financial Meltdown

<p>A record four reals to the U.S. dollar.</p> Photographer: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

By Mohamed A. El-Erian
Brazil is experiencing a repeat of the kind of emerging-marketfinancial dislocation that many hoped it had left behind in the 1980s and early 2000s. If unchecked by a circuit breaker, this self-sustaining cycle could gather further momentum, exposing the country to economic shocks that would hit the poor particularly hard and add to the political dysfunction.

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