María de Jesús Patricio and the CIG: What Was Achieved

R. Aída Hernández Castillo On February 19 the time period for registration of independent candidates to the Presidency of the Republic ended. Only three “independent” candidates attained registration, all three with daily expenses equal or greater than those of the partisan candidates. María de Jesús Patricio, spokesperson of the Indigenous Government Council (CIG), did not…

Burma: Scores of Rohingya Villages Bulldozed

New Satellite Images Show Destruction Indicating Obstruction of Justice Satellite imagery shows at least 28 Rohingya villages have been leveled between December and February. However, reports produced by some human rights groups place the figure at 55. Time series animation of satellite imagery capturing the demolition of multiple villages in Maungdaw township between January 8…

Marichuy: “If I don’t attain the candidacy, the struggle will continue.”

Marichuy speaks at rally to collect signatures. Blanche Petrich María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, Marichuy, who aspires to an independent candidacy to the Presidency, and five council women from different ethnicities on the Indigenous Government Council-National Indigenous Congress recognized that if at the end of the deadline the National Electoral Institute (INE, its initials in…

The Slow Genocide of the Tawergha

Residents of Tawergha are ‘dying in desert’ in their attempt to return home after seven years. Make-shift tent camp in Qararet al-Qatef for forcibly displaced residents of Tawergha who are blocked from returning to their hometown by militias from Misrata, Qararet al-Qatef, Libya, February 10, 2018. | © 2018 Emad Ergeha UN Human Rights Council…

Network in Defense of Humanity: The Threat from the US Against Venezuela, Cuba

Current events in relation to Venezuela and the region seem to have been copied entirely from the manuals of the American intelligence, in particular, the so-called euphemistically “soft” blows or wars of”low intensity”. There remain very few alternatives that have not been applied against the government of Nicolás Maduro. New events have been added to…