About 3,000 French troops have now entered the war in Mali, at the request of Malian President Dioncounda Traoré.
"How would you describe the School of the Americas?" "As a school of assassins, torturers, and leaders of coups."
The drug "war" is used to justify U.S. military intervention in Honduras, now a way station for drugs moving from South America to U.S. consumers.
The talk of covert action, "no fly zones," and military involvement via proxies has ratcheted up following the Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution.
Killings and crime make present day Honduras look like the former U.S. "wild west." Yet the "sheriffs" - read police and armed forces - are in cahoots with the bad guys.
Thirty-two years ago, a Marxist-led national liberation movement forever changed the history and political dynamics of Nicaragua.
The new National Security Law would give the military and state security the right to use force on the simple declaration that they constitute a national security threat.
Once again, tensions are rising between the right-wing, U.S.-allied government of Colombia and the left-wing government in neighboring Venezuela.
The Costa Rican opposition is protesting an announced agreement that would allow 7,000 U.S. troops to operate on Costa Rican soil, coordinated with 46 U.S. ships in territorial waters.
Japan peace movement and voters continue to press against relocation of U.S. military base in Okinawa.