For the People’s of Our Region, the Failure of Biden’s Summit of the Americas is Good News

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, June 8, 2022 The Summit of the Americas is not the property of the host nation. The U.S. has no right to exclude, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, but has done so in disregard of their sovereignty. The U.S. is not fit to judge others or to be responsible for bringing nations together. Every[…]

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“Summit of Exclusion” Backfires on Biden

by Jill Clark-Gollub, Washington DC,  Alina Duarte, Mexico, John Perry, Nicaragua, published on The Council on Hemispheric Affairs Website, June 13, 2022  (Beautiful Activist Photos: Click to Enlarge) “We would definitely have wanted a different Summit of the Americas. The silence of those absent challenges us. So that this does not happen again, I would like to state for the[…]

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Maduro’s Success: Principled Resistance to Imperialism Pays Off

by Francisco Dominguez, published on Countercurrents, June 1, 2022 The world has been stunned by a double wonder: Bolivarian Venezuela’s political survival and its miraculous economic recovery: the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean has reported that it expects the Venezuelan economy to grow for the first time since 2014, by 5 per cent, one of the highest[…]

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Meeting between Venezuela and the US: What’s Behind the Scenes?

by Gustavo A. Maranges, published on Resumen English, March 10, 2022 On Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced to the world a meeting held over the weekend with a small negotiating team sent by the White House According to official sources from both countries, the main topics of the mini-summit were energy and prisoners. It is the first high-level exchange[…]

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Sanctions, a Sanctimonious Word For Economic Warfare and Outright Theft

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, March 9, 2022 The U.S. claims the right to sanction, to steal from other nations, with one-third of humanity suffering from these crimes. Sanctions are war by other means and cause great suffering around the world. The word “sanctions” emerged in the Middle Ages, meaning ecclesiastical decrees. Today it’s a sanctimonious word for economic warfare,[…]

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“It Can’t be Illegal to Help a People” – The Persecution of Alex Saab

by Leonardo Flores, published on CodePink Blog, February 2022 “It’s not a crime to fulfill a diplomatic mission. It’s not a crime to evade sanctions that are harming an entire country. It can’t be illegal to help a people.” Camilla Fabri Saab made these impassioned remarks when explaining the situation behind the illegal arrest and extradition – the kidnapping, in[…]

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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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Miami Defenders of Twice US Kidnapped Venezuelan Ambassador, Alex Saab, Rally for his Release

by Lauren Smith, published on Orinoco Tribune, October 25, 2021 The U.S. has twice kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, November 1, and supporters are demanding his freedom. Washington’s actions against Saab contradict both international and humanitarian laws. [Black Agenda Report] On Sunday, October 24th, representatives from more than six independent activist groups[…]

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