Rumors spreading around the internet indicate that the annual Bilderberg conference will be held at a Marriott hotel in Chantilly, Virginia, near Dulles Airport.
As Latin American governments continue marching toward ever-closer “integration” under transnational bodies like the socialist-dominated Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), regional leaders are now calling for what essentially amounts to a continental police force. The authoritarian regime ruling Venezuela, meanwhile, is attempting to erect a new hemispheric “human rights commission” that excludes the U.S. government.
During a ministerial UNASUR meeting held in Cartagena last week, senior officials representing the 12 member governments demanded the creation of a regional "Council for Public Safety, Justice and Cooperation." According to the member-states’ Ministers in attendance — Justice, Interior, Defense, and Foreign Relations — transnational crime represents among the most serious problems facing the region.
On Sunday French voters, angry over austerity measures, replaced President Nicolas Sarkozy with Socialist Francois Hollande.
Chinese officials have said they will allow pro-life dissident Chen Guangcheng to leave the country.
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng may be safe for the moment from his country's repressive regime, but pregnant women and their pre-born babies remain in danger.