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Corporatism vs Populism: Golinger on Venezuela and Obama

Interview of Eva Golinger on the US military buildup in Latin America, universal healthcare in Venezuala, education, judicial corruption, and the difference between trade agreements that benefit a few multinational corporations and those that benefit a nation’s populace; plus more.

By Mike Whitney

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama Is Preparing for War in South America; Interview with Eva Golinger

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LatAm leftists tackle dollar with new currency

Bolivian President, Evo Morales (C), heads the VII Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) trade bloc above a sign reading "ALBA TCP, Coca is not cocaine." Leftist Latin American leaders agreed on the creation of a regional currency, the Sucre, aimed at scaling back the use of the US dollar.

Bolivian President, Evo Morales (C), heads the VII Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) trade bloc above a sign reading "ALBA TCP, Coca is not cocaine."

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (AFP) – – Leftist Latin American leaders agreed here on the creation of a regional currency, the Sucre, aimed at scaling back the use of the US dollar.

Nine countries of ALBA, a leftist bloc conceived by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, met in Bolivia where they vowed to press ahead with a new currency for intra-regional trade to replace the US dollar.

“The document is approved,” said Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, who is hosting the summit.

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