2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

by Roger D. Harris, published on MLToday, December 30, 2021 US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominate its “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, continued to tip[…]

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Nicaragua in the Multipolar World

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 12, 2022 The U.S. regime change effort in Nicaragua has failed. The people are determined to assert their rights of self-determination and the U.S. is not the only player on the world stage. The United States and the European Union announced new sanctions on the day that Daniel Ortega was inaugurated[…]

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21st Century US Coups and Attempted Coups in Latin America (so far)

by Stansfield Smith, published on Dissident Voice, January 6, 2022 During the 21st century, the US, working with corporate elites, traditional oligarchies, military, and corporate media, has continually attempted coups against Latin American governments which place the needs of their people over US corporate interests. US organized coups in Latin American countries is hardly a 20th century phenomenon. However, this[…]

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How Can Some Progressives Get Basic Information about Nicaragua So Wrong?

by John Perry and Rick Sterling, published in the LA Progressive, December 20, 2021 On November 7, Nicaragua held elections in which current president Daniel Ortega received 75% support and, as a result, begins a new term of office in January. Not surprisingly, the US government described the election as a “sham.” Of more concern is that many on the[…]

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In Remembrance of Chuck Kaufman, Anti-Imperialist, International Solidarity Organizer

by Jim Byrne, published on Fightback News!, December 29, 2021 Tucson, AZ – It is with heavy heart that the news of the passing of longtime anti-imperialist organizer Chuck Kaufman reached communities on December 28. Born in a small Indiana town, Chuck’s life saw travels to numerous countries, most notably in the Latin American countries most firmly in the crosshairs[…]

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‘We Will Bury Neoliberalism’: Global Celebration Follows Leftist Victory in Chile

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, December 20, 2021 “At last. The specter of Pinochet is removed from Chile,” declared former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Socialist Gabriel Boric’s victory in Chile’s high-stakes presidential election Sunday was hailed by progressives worldwide as an inspiring example of how a democratic groundswell can overcome deeply entrenched forces of reaction and chart[…]

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Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Immunity Ruling Freezes his Court Case In Florida

The Orinoco Tribune, December 7, 2021 The trial against the Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, in the Court of the US Southern District of Florida, was suspended due to the ongoing appeal for his diplomatic status. The appeal was filed in April of 2021, reported FuserNews. The current complaint in regards to the recognition of his diplomatic status, which would confer[…]

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Nicaragua’s Evidence-Based Democracy Threatens U.S. Oppression Domestically and Abroad

by Lauren Smith, published on Covert Action Magazine, December 6, 2021 Despite Washington’s best effort to derail Nicaragua’s electoral process through hybrid warfare, strong voter turnout resulted in a decisive victory by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), and the reelection of President Daniel Ortega with 75.92% of the votes cast. Nicaragua’s non-partisan, independent Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) reported on[…]

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Hondurans Reject Coup Regime – ¡Xiomara presidente!

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, December 7, 2021 On January 27, after nearly 13 years under a “narcodictatorship” responsible for thousands of assassinations, kidnappings and imprisonments, the people of Honduras will witness the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro de Zelaya. She was the candidate of the Libre (Freedom and Refoundation) Party and is the spouse of former President[…]

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