US Intervenes as Venezuela Prepares for High Stakes Election

by Roger Harris, published on Resumen-English, November 25, 2020 The US finally appointed an ambassador to Venezuela after a decade hiatus and in the runup to the Venezuelan National Assembly elections. The new ambassador, James Story, was confirmed by US Senate voice vote on November 18 with Democrats supporting Trump’s nominee. Ambassador Story took his post in Bogotá, Colombia. No,[…]

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Evo Morales returns to Bolivia in triumph

By Marco Terrugi posted on Workers World, November 16, 2020 Chimoré airport, Bolivia First published Nov. 13 in revistacrisis.com.ar, Teruggi’s article describes Evo Morales’ triumphant return to Bolivia after a year in exile. Translation: John Catalinotto. [Former President] Evo Morales and [Vice President] Alvaro Garcia Linera stood before a crowd at the Chimoré airport in the heart of the Chapare.[…]

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US Doing its Best to Lock China Out of Latin America

by Vijay Prashad, published on Asia Times, November 4, 2020 On August 20, 2018, El Salvador’s leftist president Salvador Sánchez Cerén announced on national television that his country would break its ties with Taiwan and recognize the People’s Republic of China. This was in accord with international law, said Sánchez Cerén, and it would bring “great benefits for our country.”[…]

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Like Old Time Pirates: US Seizes Venezuelan Oil and Sells It

from TeleSUR English, October 29, 2020 Venezuela faces gasoline supply problems due to arbitrary sanctions whereby the U.S. seeks to destabilize the Bolivarian revolution. The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration sold over 1.1 million barrels of refined petroleum that were onboard the Luna vessel, which was seized by the United States from Iran on[…]

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The Bolivian People Said Yes to Democracy and No to U.S. Imperialism

The Alliance for Global Justice Congratulates the Bolivian People October 18, 2020, marked the end of the US-backed coup against Evo Morales and the theft of democracy in Bolivia. Today, the victory of Luis Arce, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS in Spanish) presidential candidate, marks the strong determination of the Bolivian people to return to democracy. From the Alliance for[…]

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Power to the People! Policing and Caribbean Autonomy in Nicaragua

Normally I wouldn’t post a webinar, but this is special.  Friends of Latin America produced this webinar where 3 women from Nicaragua speak about their experiences with Community policing.  Ajamu Baraka comes in after they speak and talks about how their experiences relate to what is happening now in the United States where people are demanding community supervision of police[…]

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Bolivia’s Corrupt Coup Makers Fear Electoral Rebuff

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, October 15, 2020 National elections are scheduled to take place in Bolivia on Oct. 18. They are the first to be held since November 2019, when a Washington-backed coup overthrew the legal government of President Evo Morales. The coup regime, guilty of repression, massive corruption and a mangled response to COVID-19, is facing[…]

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Unfounded U.N. Report on Venezuela Being Used as an Instrument of Regime Change

Statement by US Peace Council, September 28, 2020 The United Nations Human Rights Council issued a report* by the Independent Mission to Determine the Facts in Venezuela (Independent Mission), which accuses Venezuela of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment committed since 2014.” The veracity, timing, and political intent of this report is best understood in the context of a campaign led[…]

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Latin American Ex-Presidents Stage ‘Rebellion on the Farm’ Following IADB Appointment

by Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein, published on Workers World, September 17, 2020 The web magazine lapluma.net published this article by its author, a Venezuelan analyst, on Sept. 3. The article refers to George Orwell’s novel,“Animal Farm,” which pro-imperialist intellectuals have used for reactionary purposes in the past. In this case the author highlights the role of Latin American bourgeois leaders who[…]

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France: Yellow Vests Resume Protests

FYI: from Telesur English, September 12, 2020 The ‘Yellow Vests’ Saturday took to the streets after a summer break to continue protesting against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plans. Almost two years after their first mobilizations, the Yellow Vests marched through Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg. Yellow Vests in France are back! https://t.co/rJTznMN9SA pic.twitter.com/etuoptte4b — Karli[…]

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