Latin America File: From Russia with shove: President Putin thumbs nose at Washington amidst Moscow-backed separatist insurgency in Ukraine, makes sur- prise official visit to Nicaragua during regional tour, long-time KGB asset Ortega revels in Kremlin’s affec- tion for second Sandinista dictatorship; Managua pitstop unprecedented show for any Soviet/Russian leader as rumors abound of Moscow’s “silent partner- ship” in Hong Kong-led Nicaragua Canal megaproject; Russian Navy patrols Caribbean Sea, helps Nicaragua, Honduras interdict narco-trafficking; Putin arrives in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil to promote bilateral commercial arrangements; state-run Russia Today: Moscow to reopen Lourdes electronic spy base, facility closed in 2002, suspected role in monitoring US military, civilian air traffic during 911 terrorist attacks

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Flashback: Cuba’s Lourdes Radar Base, Terrorist Mohamed Atta and the Kremlin (source)

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One response to “Latin America File: From Russia with shove: President Putin thumbs nose at Washington amidst Moscow-backed separatist insurgency in Ukraine, makes sur- prise official visit to Nicaragua during regional tour, long-time KGB asset Ortega revels in Kremlin’s affec- tion for second Sandinista dictatorship; Managua pitstop unprecedented show for any Soviet/Russian leader as rumors abound of Moscow’s “silent partner- ship” in Hong Kong-led Nicaragua Canal megaproject; Russian Navy patrols Caribbean Sea, helps Nicaragua, Honduras interdict narco-trafficking; Putin arrives in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil to promote bilateral commercial arrangements; state-run Russia Today: Moscow to reopen Lourdes electronic spy base, facility closed in 2002, suspected role in monitoring US military, civilian air traffic during 911 terrorist attacks

  1. mah29001 July 17, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Here’s something that came before the July 4th celebrations, the Pravda claims the “collapse” of the Soviet Union “ruined” middle class Americans:

    http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/03-07-2014/127950-soviet_union_americans-0/

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