First, Project Censored highlights work from Upside Down World, the NACLA, CISPES, and AlteNet, with reporting on the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in El Salvador (basically, a School of the Americas for the police). While centered in Central America, it gives a glimpse at the influence the U.S. is trying to exert on other places in Lating America, too, with a mention of Bolivia at the end of the report. Check it out. Very informative: "Is the U.S. Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?"
Also, the BBC reports that the "Russian Navy Sails to Venezuela," which would indicate that American power, influence and prestige has dissipated to such a low point that, well, the Russian navy is sailing to Venezuela. Isn't the U.S. Fourth Fleet still hanging out down there? Jesus.