John Lindsay-Poland is co-director of the Latin America Program of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.


The Drug War Spreads the Bloodbath South

It’s time to re-cast U.S. drug policy in Mexico and Guatemala and stop supporting killing methods that end up aiding drug traffickers.

New U.S. Ship Deployment to Costa Rica Heightens Tensions

The Costa Rican government approves deployment of U.S. Coast Guard.

U.S. Base Deal for Colombia: Back to the Status Quo

Despite a legal setback, the State Department says that existing agreements permit the United States to continue its military presence in Colombia.

Revamping Plan Colombia

Bogotá and Washington are negotiating an agreement for five military bases in Colombia that would escalate the U.S. military’s presence in the region.

U.S.-Trained Human Rights Abusers

Obama should end the institutional impunity to which American commanders and U.S. military allies have become accustomed.

Yankees Head Home

The U.S. Military reconfigures its unpopular presence in Latin America.

U.S. Military Bases in Latin America and the Caribbean

The explosion of U.S. military interest and funding for Plan Colombia, occurring in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from military bases in Panama in December 1999, has given rise to a proliferation of new U.S. bases and military access agreements in the region.

Overseas Military Bases and Environment

The United States operates a vast array of foreign bases manifesting many of the same environmental problems found at domestic bases, including toxics in drinking water, explosives on firing ranges, and noise pollution.

U.S. Panama Policy: Canal, Bases, and Dollars

A history of mutual dependence underlies U.S.-Panama foreign policy and accounts for the patterns of dominance and dependence in bilateral relations.

    Latin America, Military Base Cleanups, Military Strategy, Panama, Puerto Rico, U.S. Military/Security Policy

    The Drug-Fueled Bloodbath Spreads South

    The Winona (MN) Daily News | October 3, 2011

    The Drug War Spreads the Bloodbath South

    YubaNet | September 26, 2011