US General Caught Pining for Latin America’s Resources

Wyatt Reed Online reaction to the official rattling off specific quantities of the region’s mineral wealth reserves included a ravenous Looney Tunes wolf licking its chops and a photoshopped image featuring Gen. Richardson overlayed with the mask of “Lord Humongous,” the bloodthirsty gas-seeking marauder who violently besieges the protagonists of ‘Mad Max 2.’ A video…

NATO and Africa

Djibo Sobukwe Djibo Sobukwe participated in a Canadian Foreign Policy Institute panel, “NATO and Global Empire ” on June 30, 2022. These are his remarks on NATO and Africa. Greetings everyone, I want to thank the organizers for this timely webinar, and for inviting me to make a contribution. It is timely not only because NATO is…

The Empire’s “Front Yard” and the Monroe Doctrine

Erica Caines We used to talk about, when I was a kid in college, about “America’s backyard.” It’s not America’s backyard. Everything south of the Mexican border is America’s front yard. And we’re equal people. We don’t dictate what happens in any other part of that — of this continent or the South American continent….

SOUTHCOM General Admits Goal to Target Russia and China Worldwide

David Sole Four star U.S. General Laura Richardson made startling admissions in an interview with NBC news on April 16. Richardson, Commander of the United States Southern Command, was interviewed by reporter Jose Diaz-Balart. General Richardson listed what she, and the Pentagon, consider “threats” to U.S. security. In front of a map of Latin America and the…

In the Context of War in Ukraine: NATO in Latin America

Tamara Lajtman, Aníbal García Fernández and Silvina Romano In the context of the conflict in Ukraine. The U.S. and NATO reclaim their alliances with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in a geopolitical scenario that is leaning ever more decisively toward the East and a return to hard geopolitics. Given the international impact of the…

What is NATO Doing in Latin America?

The US and NATO are looking to buff up alliances in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of the conflict in Ukraine. So what’s NATO up to in the region? NATO in Latin America and the Caribbean  NATO’s activity in the region has managed to stay under the radar. However, in addition to…

U.S. Decline in the Region Triggers SOUTHCOM Command Operations

Misión Verdad General Laura Richardson, head of Southern Command, greets Colombian General Luis Navarro, head of the Colombian Armed Forces (Photo: Juan Chiari / Southern Command). The U.S. Southern Command has been mobilizing in various spectrums of its low-intensity warfare in South America and the Caribbean. Since the beginning of the Russian Federation’s special military…

Latin America is Rejecting U.S. Assistance

Kawsachun News Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), General Laura J. Richardson testifies before the House Armed Services Committee. March 8, 2022. Latin America and the Caribbean is partnering with China on multi-billion dollar development projects and while turning down assistance offered by the United States. 21 of 31 countries of the region, both friends…

Imperialism: Unpacking the Primary Contradiction

Erica Caines Global and domestic repression under imperialism are counterparts. However, this truth gets distorted in the Global North, even by so-called leftists. Living in imperialist nations, we are constantly propagandized and thus forced to internalize and repeat anti-communist rhetoric. Unless we are vigilant about studying theory and history, this will continue. The best way…

Bolivia: Coup Regime Sought to Assassinate Luis Arce

Kawsachun News Fernando Lopez, Defacto Minister of Defense during the Añez coup (left) and President Luis Arce (right) Bolivia’s Interior Ministry has revealed that Colombian mercenaries, who participated in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in Haiti, entered Bolivia days before the 2020 election. Fernando Lopez, Defense Minister under Jeanine Añez, was in contact with…

Catatumbo in Dispute

María Fernanda Barreto Mouth of the Catatumbo River with Lake Maracaibo (Photo: Alan Highton / Cordon Press) The beautiful and strategic Catatumbo River originates in Colombia in the department of Norte de Santander and runs 240 kilometers until it reaches the Venezuelan border. From there it enters the state of Zulia, and flows its last…

Colombia: A Threat to Latin America

Pueblo en Armas In Colombia, state terrorism has deepened and is open. Social leaders, indigenous people, peasants, teachers, settlers are assassinated every day. The rich in Colombia hold on to power and maintain their model of accumulation by means of discriminatory violence against activists and their organizations. According to data from Global Witness, a Human…