BREAKING: John Kerry Proclaims End to “Monroe Doctrine” Not Relevant for 100 Years Anyway

By: Wednesday November 20, 2013 3:23 pm

Remember back in 8th grade U.S. History with Mr. O’Neil, the alcoholic football coach who had to teach at least one class to stay on the payroll? He taught you about the Monroe Doctrine (go ahead and check Wikipedia if you have to, but this is gonna be on the test people I kid you not. Bueller, are you paying attention?!?)


The Politics of Abortion in Latin America

By: Friday July 19, 2013 7:00 pm

In light of the recent case of Beatriz, a 22-year-old Salvadoran woman and mother of a toddler, who, while suffering from lupus and kidney failure and carrying an anencephalic fetus, was denied the right to an abortion, it is relevant to discuss the restrictive abortion laws in Latin America and some of the reasons behind them.

An Abortion by Any Other Name: Beatriz and the Global Anti-Choice Spin Machine

By: Wednesday June 5, 2013 12:10 pm

Yesterday in El Salvador, Beatriz (a pseudonym) had an abortion. The Catholic Church and the international anti-choice movement are desperate to deny this reality, so the anti-choice spin machine is in high gear, engaging in linguistic gymnastics to suggest otherwise.

And much of the media is taking the bait.

Fatster’s News Roundup from April 30, 2012

By: Tuesday May 1, 2012 6:30 am

Fatster compilies links and news from April 30, 2012, including stories from all over South America, Argentina, Mexican journalists, Colombian journalists, France, Spain, Iceland, Greece, Texas and other foreign lands.

Panetta: Defense “Catastrophe” Would Mean Reduced Military Presence in Latin America and Africa

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 4:25 pm

Leon Panetta has said time and time again since the inking of the debt limit deal that defense cuts at the level of what would be triggered by a Super Committee failure would be disastrous. He did so again at a Congressional hearing today. And we finally got a sense of what that “disaster” would specifically look like, according to Ben Armbruster’s account. Turns out it would mean that US military personnel might not be in every country on Earth. Disaster!

The Illegal War on Latin American (!) Terrorism

By: Sunday June 6, 2010 1:15 pm

The UN has vague concerns and John Bellinger, former Legal Adviser to the United States Secretary of State during the Bush administration, very specific ones about the way in which we’re using cover of a war on terrorism (which has, after all, been renamed a war against violent extremism, with no specificity to al Qaeda or terrorism) to target people we’ve got no legal basis targeting.

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