El Salvador: War and Revolution

Hugo Turner Women and children mourn as a truck carrying the caskets of their family members arrives in Guadalupe, El Salvador, on May 9, 1983.Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images With Special thanks to J. Patrice McSherry One of the more horrifying chapters in the history of American imperialism took place in the tiny nation of El…

Guatemala: War and Revolution Part II

Hugo Turner Guatemala: War and Revolution Part I This painting by Diego Rivera, “Gloriosa Victoria,” tells the story of the 1954 overthrow of the democratically-elected Jacobo Arbenz government. Coup Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas greets secretary of state John Foster Dulles, who holds a bomb with the face of Eisenhower, surrounded by people who were murdered…

Bolivia: 50 Years Since Banzer Dictatorship and Operation Condor

Ex-military Commander Alvin Anaya, Jorge ‘Tuto’ Quiroga and Hugo Banzer on August 6, 2001 in Sucre. Five decades ago today, Hugo Banzer’s seven-year military dictatorship was installed in Bolivia through the civic-military coup of August 21, 1971—with all the attributes and objectives of Bolivia’s 2019 coup. Among the parallels, was Banzer’s Vice President during his…

Evo Morales Denounces New U.S.-Led Operation Condor

Nan McCurdy and Nora McCurdy Bolivia’s ex-President Evo Morales. | Photo: Twitter/ @evoespueblo Plan follows precedent of 1970s state-sponsored assassination campaign targeting leftists. Operation Condor was a U.S.-directed secret intelligence program in the 1970s and early ’80s in six South American U.S.-backed dictatorships—Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay—that resulted in the torture and “disappearance”…

Argentina Military Aid For Bolivia Coup Greater Than Initially Thought

Kawsachun NewsInvestigations carried out by Argentina’s Security Ministry have revealed that the military aid sent from Mauricio Macri’s government to the Añez regime was much larger than what had been published by Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry. The neoliberal Macri government sent 40,000 bullets to the Añez dictatorship in the first days of the coup, just days…

Italy Confirms Life Sentences For ‘Plan Cóndor’ Coup Officials

Kawsachun News The Supreme Court of Italy has today confirmed the life sentences of 14 people involved in Plan Cóndor, the operation in which the United States-backed dictatorships of South America coordinated across borders to brutally repress leftist opposition in the 1970s and 1980s, committing crimes against humanity. The sentence falls on 14 soldiers and…

NGOs and the New Plan Condor for Latin America

Manuel Zelaya Article of reflection and denunciation by the former President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, distributed in his capacity as President of the Peoples’ Anti-imperialist International. Beginning in the 1980s, with the advent of the neoliberal model of exploitation, organizations began to appear that in theory were to fill a vacuum that naturally arose between…

Peru’s Pedro Castillo Represents a Challenge to the Canadian Mining Industry

Owen Schalk Peru’s socialist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, the favourite to win the runoff vote on June 6, will serve as a challenge to the Canadian mineral industry in Latin America. Photo from Twitter. Presidential front-runner is taking aim at the extractive sector, wants a bigger share of company profits to benefit Peruvians The June…