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‘They Shot Them Down Like Animals’: Massacre at Peru’s Ayacucho

by Zoe Alexandra, produced by  Globetrotter, January 5, 2023 On December 15, 2022, while helicopters flew overhead, members of Peru’s national army shot down civilians with live bullets in the outskirts of the city of Ayacucho. This action was in response to a national strike and mobilization to protest the coup d’état that deposed President Pedro Castillo on December 7. On December 15, hundreds[…]

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New US Sanctions Are Designed To Hit Nicaragua’s Poorest Citizens

by John Perry, published on Popular Resistance, October 29, 2022 The Biden administration has announced new sanctions which are intended to hit the poorest Nicaraguans – both in their pockets and in the public services on which they depend. This latest attack on a small Central American country is, as usual, dressed up as promoting democracy: the sanctions will “deny[…]

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Lula da Silva Wins Brazilian Presidency

by Lauren Smith, published on Covert Action Magazine, October 29, 2022 Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro’s claims of election fraud reduced to sour grapes as Brazil’s bulletproof voting process shames the United States’ swiss-cheese system Workers’ Party (PT) candidate, former president Lula da Silva, won the Brazilian presidency with just over 50 percent of the vote in the runoff election held on[…]

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The Nobodies Take Office in Colombia: An In-Depth Analysis

by Alina Duarte, published by The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, August 11, 2022 This article is pretty long, but will reward your attention.  The situation in Colombia is not settled but it appears to be a remarkable breakthrough for the people.[jb] Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and the nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that one magical day good[…]

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AMLO Is Trying to Free Mexico and Latin America from the US’s Imperial Grip

by Medea Benjamin, published on Resumen English, June 23, 2022 President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is wildly popular among Mexicans at home and abroad. It’s not just because of his domestic policies: AMLO is also playing a key role in challenging US dominance in Latin America. When Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador traveled to Washington, DC, on July 12,[…]

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Nicaragua… “Still, it moves…”

by Stephen Sefton, published on Tortilla Con Sal, July 18, 2022 Galileo may or may not truly have said “Still, it moves…” on escaping condemnation by the Holy Inquisition for asserting that the Earth moves around the Sun. But the saying certainly applies in the case of Nicaragua’s persecution by the sadistic neoliberal Inquisition of Western countries whose oligarchs, corporate[…]

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Inside Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution: 43 Years Resisting Imperialism

by Benjamin Norton, published on Multipolarista, July 22, 2022 Benjamin Norton reports from inside Nicaragua on the 43rd anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution. This mini-documentary explores the FSLN’s emphasis on social programs, popular participation, anti-imperialism, and internationalism. Transcript LYRICS: This is the war that can’t be held back, the ongoing war against the oppressor. What is the symbol? The people[…]

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Celebrating Revolution in Nicaragua

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 20, 2022 Holidays in the United States celebrate awful events such as the settler colonists declaring independence from Britain so that they might take indigenous lands and protect slavery. There is also Thanksgiving, the commemoration of genocide turned into a day when Americans should think grateful thoughts before spending more than[…]

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Interview With Evo Morales; UK Role in Coup That Ousted Him;

by Matt Kennard, published on DeclassifiedUK, July 14, 2022 Matt Kennard interviews the former president of Bolivia about a range of subjects — including the British-backed coup of 2019, Julian Assange, NATO and transnational corporations  — at Morales’ house deep in the Amazon rainforest. THE COUP: ‘The UK participated in it – all for lithium’ THE BRITISH: ‘Superiority is so important to them,[…]

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Global Applause as Leftist Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Presidency

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, June 20, 2022 Former guerrilla fighter and longtime lawmaker Gustavo Petro defeated a millionaire businessman viewed as Colombia’s Donald Trump on Sunday to become the South American nation’s first leftist president-elect, riding a wave of mass anger over inequality, poverty, and the corruption of the right-wing political establishment. “The government of hope has[…]

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