Arreaza: No Coercive Measure Will Intimidate the Bolivarian People

Venezuela expressed in a statement its condemnation of the unilateral coercive measures announced this Friday by the US government against Venezuelan State officials, with the intention of disturbing the environment prior to the elections on Sunday, May 20th. “The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strongly condemns and repudiates the unilateral coercive measures that the US regime…

Nicaragua and the Left: Between Pride and Ignorance

Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton The recent article on Nicaragua of the Latin American Strategic Geopolitics Center (CELAG) demonstrates very clearly the strengths and weaknesses of the intellectual left in Latin America and in Europe. Its representatives take in broad strokes the current processes at global and continental level. In some topics they know well,…

What the US Could Learn from Venezuelan Democracy

When the Venezuelan elections are held on May 20, much of the world’s media, trailing the U.S. Department of State, will have already denounced the elections as “non-democratic” before they have even taken place. Mainstream media in the United States repeatedly called for early elections during the months of Venezuela’s violent guarimba protests in 2017….

Nicaragua’s Protestors: “Peaceful Students” or Enemy Combatants?

Lauren Smith Internationalist 360° As a United States citizen, confirmed Catholic and liberal, I want to believe the prevailing news media’s glowing narrative about Nicaragua’s protestors – since this narrative has garnered support from the stalwart Catholic Church as well as “liberal” news media outlets such as the Guardian and Democracy Now. Essentially, I want…

Masterstroke: The US Plan to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government

Stella Calloni Internationalist 360° The United States and its partners are quietly preparing a brutal “Plan to Overthrow the Dictatorship of Venezuela: The Masterstroke“, which is already underway and whose first part would begin before the upcoming Venezuelan elections and, if they do not succeed in overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro with this new offensive, which…

NATO in Afghanistan: A Dagger in the Heart of Asia

Christopher Black On April 27 the NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg issued an ultimatum to the Taliban fighting the US and NATO allied forces that have invaded and occupied Afghanistan; negotiate–meaning surrender-or be destroyed. Taking his cue from the Nazi diktats in the countries they invaded and occupied across Europe in the Second World War, he…