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US Warns Against Recognitions of Independent Palestine

Argentine FM Says Recognition None of US Business

By Jason Ditz
AntiWar.com

Speaking today in Santiago, Chile, Undersecretary of State William Burns condemned the moves by multiple South American nations to recognize Palestine as an independent nation, calling the moves “premature” and insisting such recognitions were unacceptable until Israel agreed to a two-state solution.

William Burns

The comment was not well greeted by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who expressed annoyance that “once again the United States has publicly expressed an opinion about sovereign actions taken by the Argentine Republic.”

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Chávez: Fidel … Long Live Fidel!

Chavez_FidelHugo Chávez comments on US military build-up in Colombia, with its clear desire for South America’s natural resources, the temporary coup which deposed him in 2002 and Fidel Castro’s historic and enduring mark on the region.

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Eva Golinger: U.S. Privatizes Colombian War by using Transnational Mercenaries

by cursedthing at flickr

by cursedthing at flickr

By Zachary Lown

For the year 2009 the State Department of the United States will invest approximately $520 million in Plan Colombia. More than half of this money went to private North American contractors charged with developing, promoting and furthering irregular warfare in Colombian territory and in Latin America; this was revealed to the Bolivarian News Agency by the lawyer and researcher Eva Golinger.

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