Lula Watch: Vol.6 – No.4

The denunciation is strong. In part, the news was already known. However, the dangerous liaisons between the government of Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Colombia’s FARC terrorist movement now appear to be coming out into the open. A recent issue of Cambio, a leading Colombian magazine, devotes its cover … Read more

Lula Watch: Vol.6 – No.3

  The video above covers the invasion of private property by the Federal Police as they seek to clear the area of Brazilian citizens to make an Indian Reservation. The people are complaining about this brutal move. The farmers see their locks broken and police entering their farms without any court order. … Read more

Lula Watch: Vol.5 – No.12

Cristina Kirchner, Foreign Policy and “Lula-Chavezism” Hugo Chavez’s interference in Argentine politics is taking on unparalleled characteristics. It remains to be seen how Argentines will react 1. Argentina’s presidential candidate, Cristina Kirchner, a current senator and wife of President Néstor Kirchner, said that foreign policy will play a major role during her … Read more

Lula Watch: Vol.5 – No.11

Brazil: Booing Lula, Lethargy and Healthy Reactions Up until now, most Brazilians have been discouraged by their inability to do something against the mounting problems that overwhelm them. Such paralysis has served as a protective shield for President Lula and prevented healthy reactions On July 13 and 17, two events shook Brazil. … Read more

Lula Watch: Vol.5 – No.10

Uruguay of the Broad Front: Youth Exodus, Insecurity and Disenchantment Warning signs as symptoms abound of psychological and social disintegration of the country, in contrast with optimistic images presented by the ‘Front’ government Twenty-eight months after the heterogeneous leftist coalition known as the Broad Front won a narrow victory in Uruguay, some … Read more

Lula Watch: Focusing on the Latin American Left – Vol.5 – No.8

Colombia at a Crossroads: “Para-political” Scandals and Leftist Revenge More than a president’s political survival, what appears to be at stake is the future of important sectors of the right and center-right in Colombia that did not bow to the narco-guerrillas that have bloodied the nation for decades On April 17, Colombian … Read more

Lula Watch: Vol. VI, No. 2

Elections in Paraguay: A Bishop-Candidate Favors the So-called “Socialism of the Twenty-first Century” In a country where socialism without makeup causes horror, ambiguity, not radicalism, is the most disturbing instrument of the presidential candidate of the Alliance for Change 1. The Most Rev. Fernando Lugo, 56, former Catholic bishop of the diocese … Read more

Lula Watch: Focusing on the Latin American Left – Vol.6– No.1

Colombia: Vatican to Intercede for FARC? Bogota’s weekly magazine, Cambio, says the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Colombia may ask the Vatican to intercede with the European Union to have FARC removed from the list of terrorist organizations 1. On Friday morning, Jan. 11, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was praised left … Read more

Lula Watch: Focusing on the Latin American Left – Vol.5 – No.14

Guatemala Elections: Alvaro Colom, Foreign Policy and “Useful Moderates” Hopefully, Guatemalans will say no in the coming runoff election to a potential ally of Chavez, rejecting his demagogic promises. 1. On November 4, Guatemala will be holding the second round of its presidential elections. The front runners are Alvaro Colom from the … Read more