Daily Archives: May 30, 2016


                   Date: 1977 November 26, 00:00 (Saturday) Original Classification: SECRET   Handling Restrictions: NODIS – No Distribution (other than to persons indicated)         Executive Order: GS                    From: Department of State | STATE P                      To: Venezuela Caracas                    Type: TE – Telegram (cable)                Markings: Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 22 […]

Central America, Still Caught Up in the Arms Race

By Lina Barrantes Castegnaro In this column, Lina Barrantes Castegnaro, executive director of the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, denounces the arms race in Central America and calls for the implementation of the Costa Rica Consensus, which urges rich countries to increase development aid to countries that cut military spending. SAN JOSE, May 25 2016 (IPS) – The recent announcement of the Nicaraguan government’s 80-million-dollar purchase of 50 Russian tanks caught the attention of the press in Latin America and caused alarm in the international community. The purchase, not an isolated acquisition, is part of an arms race […]