Global False Witness – Targeting Nicaragua

Tortilla con Sal Global Witness is a well-established environmental and human rights non-governmental organization based in Britain. As with many other similar organizations, its reports often figure in news media as authoritative sources on international issues. Ever since the 1980s and, increasingly so, after the turn of the century, the status of NGOs as trustworthy…

The Anti-Democratic, Anti-Intellectual West

Tortilla Con Sal Western imperialist elites accumulated their power and wealth by means of genocidal conquest which they have defended over centuries through different kinds of colonialism and, since late in the 20th century, by systematic neocolonialism. Many writers, perhaps most notably Edward Said in his pioneering books titled, “Orientalism” and “Culture and Imperialism,” have…

Fake News in a Multipolar World

Outside the Western corporate and alternative media bubble, the fake news controversy looks like a very contrived and double-edged propaganda exercise. Tortilla Con Sal Anyone trying to understand current developments in Latin America and the rest of the world may well find it useful to consider how, throughout the 20th century, Western ruling elites agreed…

Neocolonial Psy-warfare: The Collusion of Western Media and NGOS

Tortilla con Sal Ever since the early 20th Century, managing global consumer taste in communications has been fundamental to the Western corporate elites’ success in their endless global war on the impoverished majority. But their control of global perceptions is in jeopardy now as the effects of climate change become more extreme and the Western…

Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua – Permanent Media False Positives

Tortilla Con SalPolitical scientists could work out the correlation between the downright hostile media coverage and official measures by the U.S. and allied governments Member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas are natural targets for the relentless psychological warfare of Western news media, because they form a resistance front to the foreign policy…

Psychological Warfare and Self-Parody at the New York Times

By Tortilla con Sal Most people interested in getting a true and fair view of foreign affairs realize they stand little chance of finding it in the New York Times. For a long time now, most people interested in getting a true and fair view of foreign affairs have realized they stand little chance of…

A Tale of Two Sisters: Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Relations between the two countries have often been chilly, but growing trade has brought closer ties. By Tortilla Con Sal Last December, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague issued its verdict in a case involving the long-running, labyrinthine dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over various issues related to the San Juan river….