The Anatomy of US Interventionism in Bolivia & Latin America

Kawsachun NewsKawsachun News spoke exclusively to Juan Ramon Quintana, former Minister of the Presidency under Evo Morales, which is Bolivia’s equivalent to the role of a Prime Minister under a President. This is a role of strategic importance for the state, so to hold this role, Juan Ramon Quintana was and remains one of Evo’s…

ELN: In-Depth Interview with Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista

Sasha Yumbila Paz “The categorical disassociation with drug trafficking is an integral part of our essence.” – Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista “The Nixon White House…had two enemies: the anti-war left and African-American people (…) We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be against the war or to be black, but to get the public to…

Colombia: An Unusual and Extraordinary Threat to Latin America

Since 2016, more than 900 social leaders have been killed in Colombia. Between 2020 and 2021, 78 massacres have been recorded, in which 292 people were killed. Since the beginning of the strike, the figures of repression are grotesque: 84 people murdered, 75 disappeared, 3,274 detained, 1,790 people injured. With 70% of the world production,…

Colombia: Between Biden’s Anxiety and Uribe’s Disruption

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein Joe Biden with Colombian President Iván Duque (Photo: Presidency of Colombia). The U.S. State Department is observing with great uneasiness that movements have begun to take place in Latin America that are beyond its control and that could affect its system of regional domination. In some of the main bastions where anti-democracy…

National Strike in Colombia: A Labyrinth for Uribism

María Fernanda Barreto Operation Orion Victims marched in 2012 to demand justice for their family members. | Photo: EFE “We woke up in the night of terror amidst the bullets and the helicopter…”: so begins one of the many terrible stories of the people who lived in the Comuna 13 of Medellin on October 16,…

Interview with Tatiana Moreno: ‘Colombia Is A Narco-State’

Oliver Vargas & Kathryn Ledebur Tatiana Moreno of Congreso de los Pueblos Kawsachun News spoke to Tatiana Moreno of the Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos after two weeks of mobilzations. We discussed the ongoing brutal repression against demonstrators by Ivan Duque’s security forces. Understanding the context of the mass protests requires us to…

Violence and Humanitarian Crisis Intensify in Colombia

Peoples Dispatch The situation of violence in Colombia has led to the force displacements of around 15,000 people in different parts of the country. Photo: CONPAZCOL/Twitter According to the INDEPAZ, as of April 6, 43 social leaders and 14 ex-combatants of FARC have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. 91 people have been killed in…

US Military Bases, Training, and New Threats

Pablo Ruiz In Latin America and the Caribbean, the army, the DEA, the CIA, and other U.S. agencies, have innumerable bases of operations, facilities, offices, as military agreements that allow them to operate at any time in our territories. In the past, they claimed that their objective was to combat communism, subversion, revolution, which challenged…

Haiti: The United Nations and the US-Backed Regime of Terror

Pierre Michel Chéry On Friday, March 5, 2021, Joseph Lissner Mathieu was extradited to the United States, arrested by DEA and FBI agents. The police spokesman preferred to use the word “transfer” as if that would make a difference in a country where law and justice no longer exist. The news caused a sensation in…