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I kept hearing people who claimed that it was a matter of record that Chiquita (United Fruit) and the CIA had toppled Guatemala’s democratically-elected president Jacobo Arbenz in 1954 and that International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT), Henry Kissinger, and the CIA had brought down Chile’s Salvador Allende in 1973. One is Lanny Davis, an influential lobbyist who was a personal lawyer for President Bill Clinton and also campaigned for Hillary.

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Andean Condors On The News

10,000 Birds

I just read on the news that about 20 Andean Condors (Vultur gryphus) were poisoned in Chile. Unlike the unintentional poisoning of these Condors in Chile, people in other parts of the Andes set poisoned bate to eliminate condor. Campaigns to educate people regarding what condors actually do and how to prevent it have been underway. The birds were observed crashing into the rocks high in the Andean mountains near a hydroelectric power plant.

2013 61


10,000 Birds

Situated on Chile’s Pacific coast, the Atacama Desert is one of the driest areas in the world with rain falling on only a handful of occasions over a century. The poorly defined borders of the region were disputed by Chile and Bolivia. That’s when the strain was felt and Chile began to push. Bolivia found support from Peru, but this alliance was ultimately defeated by Chile after a four-year naval and land campaign.

2011 65

Watch for Shorebirds with Colored Flags!

10,000 Birds

As shorebirds look for suitable sites to spend up to 9 months in their wintering grounds, biologists with the Pan-American Shorebird Banding Program also start preparing for a new banding campaign. Even more exciting has been the public response, with over 7,000 resightings reported in less than a year by recreational birders spanning the Western Hemisphere, from Canada to Chile.

2013 76

Flight to Freedom

4 The Love Of Animals

Jan Creamer, ADI President who has been in Bolivia coordinating the rescue and who flew in with the lions said: “With the Congresses of Peru, Brazil, Colombia, and Chile all considering legislation to ban animal circuses, this rescue is not merely symbolic, it shows that we are prepared to make a real commitment to ensure that bans on animal circuses can be fully implemented and animals can be saved. “As

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