#1 By: Xeni Jardin, July 12th, 2013 20:52
Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay will withdraw their ambassadors from European countries involved in last week's grounding of the Bolivian president’s plane. The incident was sparked by false rumors that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board. We've taken a number of actions in order to compel public explanations and apologies from the European nations that… READ THE REST
#2 By: Boundegar, July 12th, 2013 21:31
Morales is due abject, groveling apologies from all involved, but I would be very surprised.
#3 By: Preston, July 13th, 2013 03:01
If Snowden makes it to South America, maybe he'll take in the tourist sites, like the mass graves where journalists are buried.
#4 By: Fabian F., July 13th, 2013 03:32
Must be quite scenic then. Heard they had the help of real experts on the matter.
#5 By: llazy8, July 13th, 2013 10:56
South America is a huge freaking region with very distinct countries, each with very distinct governments, cultures, ethnicities and histories. Comments like this piss me off because of the haughty first world superiority, if not plain old racism. Oh, PS- all the dictators in modern day Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay were supported by the US; the current governments which support human rights (even for the poor!) are at odds with the US. Ugh, ragequit, ciao.
#6 By: DaveUK, July 13th, 2013 11:21
We are seeing a lots of these articles recently. Basically they are highlighting hypocrisy. A question has to be asked though. Why do we not see so many of these articles damning US hypocrisy every time it complains about another country's actions?
"US accuses Syria of using chemical weapons, ignores its own."
The article could include US use of White Phosphorus in Falluja.
"US targets terrorists in Afghanistan, ignores it's own terrorism."
The article could cover the US being condemned by the World Court for it's terrorist acts against Nicaragua in 1986. US involvement in the Beirut car bombing in 1985. etc
In fact, you do see flurries of this kind of article in response to US actions/accusations, but not in the US media. Media is hardly ever objective in its reporting. It's why foreign protesters are celebrated, but home-grown protesters are condemned/marginalised. It's why newspapers demanded to know what right Russia had to force civilians to leave Grozny, but remained silent over Fallujah.
When you flip things around like this, the current articles stick out like a sore thumb.
#7 By: miasm, July 13th, 2013 13:07
#8 By: James Viner, July 13th, 2013 14:25
#9 By: anon, July 13th, 2013 16:19
What? Are you talking about the United Fruit Company?
#10 By: Ereiamjh, July 13th, 2013 17:11
He should, get a cold reminder about the bitter fruits of U.S. backed neoliberalismo. They should make sure to invite some Libertarians to have a look too. Call it The Grand Reagan/Friedman Tour..
Really, man. You don't get the joke about your post?
#11 By: Ereiamjh, July 13th, 2013 17:35
Amen. Believe this.
#12 By: anon, July 13th, 2013 17:41
It seems every media outlet particularly suffers from problems reporting international issues involving their own countries. Thus, the BBC is pretty good on most things, except when the UK has a stake in it. RT is pretty good at reporting hard hitting critiques of US/UK power but you'd never believe anything they say about Russia. I'm not sure where Al Jazeera's weak point is - no one reports anything on Qatar. The US mainstream media is particularly bad as there is ten times as much stuff not to report, or to find some self-serving angle for. Of course the implication is if you want to find out about the US, watch the CBC, BBC, Al Jazeera, RT, and anything else you can find that isn't the US mainstream media. At the very least, it will at least provide a contrasting point of view. Curiously, the thing that sticks out watching a range of international media is that it's less about reporting the 'the opposite' side in partisan fashion. Instead, most often, they simply report on different stuff. There is a different story agenda.
#14 By: Xeni Jardin, July 17th, 2013 20:52
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