John Bolton And U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Photo: Bolsonaro (left) and Bolton meet in Brazil, ~ US Embassy in Brazil By Jesús Arboleya, Progresoweekly.us, December 11, 2018 HAVANA – John Bolton, national security adviser to President Donald Trump, made a brief stop on his way to the G-20 Summit in Argentina to meet with the elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro, accompanied by a retinue of generals, received[…]

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Imperialism and Immigration: The Elephant in the Room

Photo:2018/11/23 Ten days old Asylum Seekers arrives in Tijuana, Mexico ~Daniel Arauz by Alison Bodine, Fire This Time, November, 2018 At the beginning of October 2018 an estimated 4,000-7,000 people, the majority from the Central American country of Honduras, set off on a march North from San Pedro Sula, Honduras in search of somewhere to be safe. For some, their[…]

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The Troika of Tyranny: The Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones

Image: A man sits in front of a mural in Caracas, Venezuela | Photo: Reuters by Roger D. Harris, from Dissident Voice, November 5, 2018 Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are today threatened by US imperialism. The first salvo of the modern Age of Imperialism started back in 1898 when the US seized Cuba along with Puerto Rico and the Philippines[…]

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The Migrant Caravan and U.S. Policy

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report: Freedom Rider Blog, October 24, 2018 Washington blames “socialism” when Venezuelans flee their country’s US-created economic crisis, but defame Honduran refugees fleeing the misery created by the US in that country. “The United States must stop interfering in other nations and end its subversion of other countries’ democratic processes.” There are an[…]

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Fleeing crisis ‘made in USA,’ Honduran migrants march into Mexico

Photo: Members of a migrant caravan walk into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. ~John Moore/Getty Images by By Sam Ordóñez, published on Workers World, October 24 Oct. 22 — A caravan of thousands of migrants, including small children, traveling to the United States reached the Mexico-Guatemala border on[…]

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Imperial U.S. Hardens Sanctions Against the Revolutionary Government of Venezuela

by Alison Bodine, Published on Fire This Time, September, 2018 On August 6, 2018, thousands of people in Venezuela just marched in the streets of the capital city Caracas in support of President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian revolutionary government of Venezuela. They marched despite the violence and terror that had been inflicted on their country with the August 4[…]

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Debate on Nicaragua: Capitalist Reform or Socialist Revolution?

A protester in Masaya holds a cartoon likening Ortega to the former dictator Somoza. by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action, September 23, 2018 Part II. (Part I appeared in August 2018.) In today’s epoch of worldwide imperialist intervention and war, real revolutions are hard to make, even harder to maintain, and sometimes difficult to define in their evolution[…]

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Argentina: Neoliberal Disaster

Image from TeleSUR: Argentine Labor Strikes Increase by 30% Amid Macri’s Mismanagement Source: La Jornada, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau, September 1, 2018 Argentina is in one of the worst times of its history so far this year the peso has depreciated 53% of its value to the dollar. In a desperate attempt to stop capital flight, the interest[…]

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Brazil’s Presidential Elections Jolted by Events

Brazil’s National Museum fire destroys millions of artifacts. by John Catalinotto, originally published on Workers World, September 10, 2018 Sept. 10 — As Brazil heads for the first round of its presidential and national assembly election on Oct. 7, three dramatic events are shaking this massive country. Encompassing nearly half the land area of South America and more than half[…]

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Violent Fascism in Nicaragua and Venezuela: Interview with Fernando Bossi

Political analyst and advisor to President Chavez, Fernando Bossi, looks at the striking parallels between the reactionary offensives in two Latin American countries. By Fernando Bossi and Cira Pascual Marquina, published on Venezuelanalysis, August 22, 2018 Argentinian internationalist Fernando Bossi has a lifelong commitment to Latin American unification that has expressed itself in diverse educational and political projects. Among these[…]

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