Prosur or Protrump?

Manuel Cabieses In Chile, rulers of the right-wing “new wave” meet with the apparent purpose of creating a forum for the progress and development of Latin America. Why do the organizers hide the true intentions of this initiative? Consider its origin. The Colombian Iván Duque announced Prosur in January and immediately captured the somnambulist of…

Welcome to Hell: The Peruvian Mining City of La Rinconada

Andre Vltchek Magestic approach to La Rinconadsa – through garbage © Andre Vltchek While the West attacks Venezuela, a country that improved the lives of many of its citizens, it overlooks horrors that are taking place in Peru and other ‘pro-market’ countries in Latin America. La Rinconada, which lies at over 5km above sea level,…

The Decline of the United States

Mauricio Escuela Part I When you write about the end of the American empire, you will necessarily have to go back to September 11, 2001. Several of the theorists who discuss the rise and fall of the great powers agree on this point, a date that shattered the neoliberal utopia that was the “end of…

US Creating International Dictatorship – Ex-President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about the current state of the Iranian Nuclear Deal after the US’ withdrawal, the relation between capitalism and oppression, Western involvement in the ongoing war in Yemen, and his distinction between Judaism and Zionism! Humanitarian Crisis in America: It’s Time…

Participants of International Peoples’ Assembly Face Repression, Intimidation

Zoe PC Tocumen International Airport in Panama On February 27, the International Peoples’ Assembly in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and Against Imperialism concluded in Caracas, Venezuela, it saw the participation of 500 people from 87 countries and 181 people’s movements and organizations. The encounter itself took place in the context of increased tensions and…

Humanitarian Crisis in America: It’s Time for the US to Invade Itself

Under the guise of ‘humanitarian aid’ and the struggle for ‘democracy’, the United States has justified dozens of military and political interventions in the world during the 20th and 21st centuries. In their most recent campaign they have focused on Venezuela as part of a strategy to undermine progressive governments in the region. With coordinated…

Joao Pedro Stédile: “Venezuela is Extremely Important Because it is the Battle of This Century”

Carlos Aznarez and Joao Pedro Stédile João Pedro Stedile (center) and Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro attended the International Peoples’ Assembly in Caracas / International Peoples’ Assembly This past week’s Latin American Summary covered everything that happened at the International People’s Assembly (AIP), held in Caracas, in solidarity with the people and government of Venezuela represented…

The Worldwide Struggle Against Fascism: A Conversation with Nestor Kohan (Part II)

Cira Pascual Marquina and Nestor Kohan An important Latin American political theorist argues that right-wing “internationalism” requires a leftist response that also reaches beyond national boundaries. More than any other living thinker, Argentinian intellectual Nestor Kohan has worked to recover the tradition of Latin American revolutionary Marxism, a trajectory that he argues stretches from Julio…

How Amnesty International is Reinforcing Trump’s Regime-Change Propaganda Against Venezuela

Joe Emersberger Amnesty International‘s reports, by their nature, require readers to trust their honesty and impartiality. But there is ample reason not to trust them. Because Amnesty has ignored grave human rights abuses in plain sight in Venezuela while demonizing supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. Shortly after meeting with Juan Guaidó (whom Donald Trump and a new…

Dismissing the Truth: Why Amnesty International is Wrong About Nicaragua

Dismissing the Truth Debunks Amnesty International’s Misleading Reports On Tuesday, February 26, the Alliance for Global Justice and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (UK) released a report, Dismissing the Truth, that exhaustively rebuts two reports on human rights in Nicaragua in 2018 by Amnesty International. The Amnesty International reports accuse the democratically-elected government of Nicaragua…