The notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar worked closely with the CIA, according to his son. In this episode of The Geopolitical Report, we look at the long history of CIA involvement in the international narcotics trade, beginning with its collaboration with the French Mafia to using drug money to illegally fund the Contras and overthrow the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. We also look at how drug profits are used to float Wall Street and the role big banks play in laundering huge amounts of illicit drug profits.
January 23, 2017 by Sylvan Hardy
The circumstances appear ideal for a conservative to win Ecuador’s presidency in 2017.
The economy is in its second year of recession. Unemployment is up, as is the broader-reaching rate of under-employment. Support for President Rafael Correa has dropped below 40%, the lowest point of his 10-year administration. Complaints about government policies on taxation, mining, business regulation, and human rights are on the uptrend. And then there are the two bribery scandals that have put corruption front-and-center in the minds of voters. Read More
With so much attention on this year on the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux people in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota, it’s worth asking the world if the concern for indigenous people, water, nature, and sacred lands is great enough to extend to the land and people of the Amazon.
In what represents the greatest and most dangerous escalation of tensions between indigenous Ecuadorians and the government approved corporate business model of resource extraction across the continent of South America, the Shuar people in the southern region of Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador are locked in a desperate struggle with the military over mining licenses granted to a Chinese. read more
Currently there is a proposed law before the national congress of Ecuador that would disable the existing constitutional law which prohibits Genetically Modified Seed (GMOs). Ecuador inspired the world with its protection of nature’s rights and prohibition of GMO’s in it’s constitution in 2008. That makes it one of the most GMO-free countries in the world. Since much of the world has suffered contamination with Genetically Modified Seed, we are asking for help from our global family to protect the existing Ecuadorean ban on GMOs. Ecuador’s extraordinary biodiversity is a living seed bank!!! Saving the seed heritage in this small Andean country is very important in the unfolding of current global events. Ecuador did not sign the UPOV 91 trade agreement, which means that Ecuador is providing a model for other countries in terms of protection of food sovereignty, including saying no to the TPP–up until now. These facts, plus the impending Bayer-Monsanto merger makes it timely for the Human Family to unite in this global action. We are proposing that people everywhere get onboard and organize community events to make Mandala Seed Art Actions everywhere–in small pueblos, large cities, nationally and globally on October 22.
Please join in our peaceful global action to protect human rights to own, share and plant seeds, and to give a loud and clear message to governments and business around the globe– we believe that the Government and business do not need to control what nature already manages very well.This new law, currently being considered by the EC national congress, would make all seed illegal that is not “certified seed”. Under the guise of “protecting biodiversity” and “improving genetics”, this law would dismantle the GMO prohibition. The proposed law directly threatens the country’s extraordinary biodiversity, access to healthy food, and the health of its citizens, putting the best interest of the entire country in the hands of corporate powers.In Ecuador, over 500 organizations are working in collaboration to this threat to our seed freedom. From their inspiring platform: “Seed is a common good that belongs to humankind. It can not be an object of appropriation on the part of private interests, nor on the part of the State. Similar to the air, the sun, or the smile of our children, our seeds belong equally to every human being on the planet, and not can be treated as a strategic resource from any nation or interest in particular. Access to seed is a basic human right, and includes the right to acquire, adapt, enhance, multiply, exchange, give away and sell the seeds. …Food sovereignty and the future of our species today depends on this right.”
For more We support free exchange of natural and ancestral seed that has brought Ecuador and the Andes to a brilliant level of biodiversity and has served life very well over the centuries. “Certification of Seeds” speaks of control by transnational companies that will limit the basic human right to grow, own, exchange, give and receive seeds freely. The plan: this is our global plan. We need you – Yes, you who are reading this – to organize (or help to organize) this event in your area. We are the ones we have been waiting for! Simply call your friends and begin to organize this event wherever you are.
Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 11 h 30
Walk in gratitude for our ancestral seeds. We support creation in its natural perfection.
We act to protect the lives of our children and grandchildren.
For simple steps for
How to create a Seed Mandala Art Action Event. English: http://www.protectancientseeds.weebly.com Spanish: http://www.pasproteccionancestralsemillas.weebly.com Facebook: proteccion ancestral semillas
August 26, 2016 by RT
The alleged murder took place on Thursday evening in Panduro, which is 160 kilometers from the Bolivian capital of La Paz. Minister of Government Carlos Romero said that Illanes had gone to talk to the demonstrators, but was kidnapped by the striking miners.
“At this present time, all the indications are that our deputy minister Rodolfo Illanes has been brutally and cowardly murdered,” he said, as cited by Reuters. Read More