Caribbean Gangsters: New Crime Plot by Guaidó’s Fake Government Revealed

Misión VerdadThe scandals and corruption, blackmail and extortion by the “fake government” of Juan Guaidó have undermined his image. Photo: AP The Miami-based anti-Chávez journalist Patricia Poleo has once again fired on the imposed “leader” of the Venezuelan opposition, Juan Guaidó, this time revealing an extortion plot against businessmen at the expense of his artificial…

When the Arsonist Returns to the Scene of the Crime Dressed as a Firefighter

A.T. Freeman Photo caption: Protests erupt in Guyana in response to racist killings Photo credit: Newsroom Guyana On 9 September, Irfaan Ali, the president of Guyana issued a statement that he would be making a request to Britain and the US-organised Regional Security System (RSS) to support the Guyana Police Force, establishing an international Commission…

The Hidden History of Canada’s Influence and Interference in Guyana

Yves Engler Components of a wheel excavator used to move sand onto conveyor belts at one of Alcan’s bauxite mines near MacKenzie, British Guyana. Photo by Henry Hamilton/Flickr. Reflecting an extreme imbalance in power, people in Guyana are well informed about Canadian activity in their country, but our media seldom mentions the small nation on…

Social Movements in Haiti Denounce President’s Links to Criminal Gangs

Haitian Popular News Agency Haitian students protested the murder of lawyer Monferrier Dorval and the increase in gang violence across the country. On Monday August 31, 2020, the G9 gang, led by its chief Jimmy Chérizier, arrived heavily armed to the poor neighborhood of Bel-Air in Haiti’s capital Port-Au-Prince. They killed over a dozen people….

Haiti: Massacre in Port-Au-Prince Leaves Over 20 People Dead

Haiti Rebel Heavily armed men stormed Monday evening into the poor district of Bel Air, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, and fired on residents and set fire to houses. Witnesses to the event reported that several hundred residents of the area, as well as the neighborhoods of Sans Fil and Ruelle Maya, were forced to…

America Grows: The US Trojan Horse

María Luisa Ramos Urzagaste The expansion of U.S. influence in Latin America and the Caribbean through the America Grows (America Crece) Initiative allows the U.S. to avoid mandatory parliamentary controls in the countries involved and moves toward reforming the region’s economic, financial, and political dependence. The America Grows Initiative, launched in December 2019, has a…

US Imperialism and the Anti-Imperialist Struggles of the 21st Century

Ramón Grosfoguel Cochabamba, Bolivia, November, 2019 Brief presentation of eight theses in the International Cycle “Our America in the Plans of Imperialism” meeting “A View from North America” held on August 25, 2020, organized by the Movement of Social Scientists “Simon Bolivar” of Caracas.. THESIS 1: The cycle of US hegemony in the world-system has…

Caribbean Food Sovereignty During Covid-19

Kasmine D. ForbesCassava production in Colombia’s southwestern Cauca department (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT). Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, disruptions to global food and agriculture prompted Caribbean nation-states to increase local food production to enhance regional food security. In the wake of such efforts, the Caribbean Agricultural Research Institute (CARDI) unveiled a comprehensive plan to support these small…

The Empire’s Caribbean Democracy and Corruption Showcase

Ariel Fornari The Dominican Republic’s current status is a balkanized capitalist-consumerist model, rife with institutionalized corruption in tandem with impunity. Strategically located in the central Caribbean, rich in natural resources, ideally positioned with the Mona Passage on its eastern side, funneling about eighty percent of maritime traffic the ‘entrails of Mother Earth’ to its native…

Black Labor from Chattel Slavery to Wage Slavery

Sam Marcy Black August commemorates the Aug. 7, 1970, raid on the Marin County Courthouse led by young revolutionary Jonathan Jackson, and the Aug. 21, 1971, assassination of Black Panther prison organizer George Jackson at San Quentin Prison. Every year, revolutionaries use this month to uplift the Black liberation struggle, especially the cause of political prisoners. …