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U.S. military intervenes in Latin America, Marines going to Honduras

The official version of their mission is to carry out "training for forces in the region, humanitarian assistance missions, and anti-drug operations."

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Why is U.S. media silent on Colombia's child rape report?

U.S. military soldiers and contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007 and the rapists were never punished.

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Peace and justice organizations oppose new authorization of military force

The president's proposal would authorize military operations against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) for three years.

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Germany: sanctions and weapons deals, follow the money

In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.

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Judicial finding in Chile says U.S. complicit in death of young Americans

A U.S. military officer practically delivered the two young Americans, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, to the military dictatorship of Pinochet, who had both of them executed.

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Okinawa mayor appeals to Americans to help stop military base

The mayor of Nago City, Okinawa, wants Americans to help him stop construction of a U.S. military base in his small city. He traveled to the U.S. last week to make his case.

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Sudan: Colonialism's dead hand

Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.

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In Okinawa, anti-base mayor's re-election sends a message

In Okinawa's Nago City mayoral election, which centered on the plan to construct a new U.S. military base in the city, anti-base incumbent Inamine Susumu won with a wide margin.

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Chiquita loses legal battle to keep documents secret

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. has lost a case in which it attempted to block the SEC from releasing documents relating to its payments to a Colombian terrorist group.

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Nowadays it doesn't take tanks to overrun Europe

Because Germany has the biggest economy in the EU, and is at the center of a "core" of wealthy nations that also use the Euro - France, Austria, and the Netherlands - Berlin largely calls the shots.

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