Jail Populations Back Up After Covid-19

by Paul Dobson, published on Venezuelanalysis, May 31, 2021 Mérida, May 31, 2021 (venezuelanalysis.com) – The United States has ruled out lifting sanctions against Venezuela, quelling hopes of a policy reversal from the Joe Biden administration. Speaking with self-declared ‘interim president’ Juan Guaidó on a weekly digital broadcast called Aló Embajador (Hello Ambassador) last Thursday, US Charge d’Affaires to Venezuela[…]

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Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru’s History

by Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores, June 8, 2021 With his wide-brimmed peasant hat and oversized teacher’s pencil held high, Peru’s Pedro Castillo has been traveling the country exhorting voters to get behind a call that has been particularly urgent during this devastating pandemic: “No más pobres en un país rico” – No more poor people in a rich country.[…]

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Nicaragua and the Western Human Rights Industry

by Stephen Sefton, Tortilla Con Sal, published on TeleSUR English, April 9, 2021 John Heartfield’s famous photomontage of a newspaper cabbagehead had the caption “Whoever Reads Bourgeois Newspapers Becomes Blind and Deaf!” The caption is even more true now as the 21st Century moves into its third decade. Western reporting of all kinds is strained through the filters of corporate-dominated intellectual managerial[…]

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Why Shady Billionaire-Funded NGOs Pushed a PBS Report on Nicaraguan “Conflict Beef”

by Rick Sterling, published on MintPress News, May 24, 2021 “He who pays the piper, calls the tune,” and the neoliberal era has spawned individuals with incredible wealth who, through “philanthropy,” can feel good and flex their influence at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they almost universally support U.S. foreign policy and the[…]

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Decree 575, A Coup D’état In Colombia

by Joaquin Romero, from Labor Today, June 1, 2021 Labor Today would like to thank Joaquin Romero, Member of the WFTU Presidents Council and President of Funtramiexico for this excellent report and manifesto of the workers of Colombia who continue their courageous general strike and their opposition to the fascist government of President Iván Duque Márquez.  Please send messages of[…]

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Government Report Documents US Responsibility for Venezuela’s Humanitarian Dilemma

by Roger D. Harris, published on Resumen English, May 1, 2021 Venezuela was once one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. The popular classes enjoyed major advances from the Bolivarian Revolution initiated by Hugo Chávez. Today Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis with severe humanitarian consequences. The US government blames the crisis on the mismanagement and corruption[…]

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The Capitol Raid and Pandemic Can Help Us Empathize with Venezuelans

by Leonardo Flores, published on Portside, April 24, 2021 I like this article for talking points.  So many of the activities the US Government supports and creates in other countries are so disturbing.  How would you feel is a good question if correctly framed. [JB] The January 6th raid on the Capitol and the pandemic that has upended the lives[…]

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Root Causes

by David Brooks, published on Resumen English, April 19, 2021 Ever since the issue of migration flows at the U.S.-Mexico border intensified, the Biden administration has made addressing the “root causes” of migration from Central America and Mexico at the centerpiece of its response.  Biden, his vice president, Kamala Harris, and America’s foreign policymakers have held talks, made trips and[…]

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Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, March 28, 2021 As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear, social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with[…]

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