Guayana Esequiba, a Robbery, Various Courts, and Great Riches

Marco Teruggi The International Court of Justice in the Hague has begun the debate to decide whether it has jurisdiction to deal with the request of Guyana with respect to the territory known as Esequibo, which is disputed with Venezuela. What is behind this request? Why is it occurring now and what is does the…

The Naval Siege at the Center of U.S. Strategy Against Venezuela

Ernesto Cazal Oil tankers anchored off Maracaibo, Zulia state. Photo: Andrew Álvarez / AFP The scenario of economic-financial-commercial asphyxiation imposed by the United States government on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is one more piece of the puzzle in the strategy of unrestricted warfare it is carrying out against the Caribbean Basin country. Specifically, it…

Behind the Covid Numbers in Haiti

Jane Regan A few days after the textile factories reopened in April, workers at Fairway Apparel inspect masks. (Photo by Réginald Junior Louissaint/K2D The official Covid-19 death toll in Haiti stood at only 54 as of June 7, with 3,538 confirmed cases. But the numbers don’t tell the story. The virus is now in all…

Decolonial Dialogues: People’s Alternatives to the Pandemic

María Laura Cano Throughout the pandemic, researchers and members of native movements continue the debate on the current situation and present alternatives based on the popular experiences of our region. Abel Perez Wilke: “World System and Civilizational Crisis” On Tuesday 19 May, through the “Redalbatv” youtube channel, a virtual training proposal entitled “Decolonial Dialogues” was…

In Haiti, ICE is Spreading COVID-19

Greg Dunkel Despite widespread protests that it will spread the pandemic, the Trump administration’s ICE officials plans to continue deporting COVID-positive Haitians and other immigrants on Swift Air jets, like the one pictured here. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security agency charged with deporting people from the United States, scheduled 100…

Declaration of the Virtual Meeting of the São Paulo Forum Working Group: “Anti-Imperialist Unity and Solidarity in the Face of the Pandemic”

On May 8, 2020, for the first time, a Meeting by videoconference of the Sao Paulo Forum Working Group was held with the participation of 23 member parties from 14 countries, organized by the Executive Secretariat and the Workers’ Party of Brazil, which we appreciate and recognize as an important initiative that contributes to coordinate…

Indigenous People of Latin America in the COVID-19 Era

Gerardo Szalkowicz Without basic services, excluded by the health system, without documentation to access social programs, and with roads cut off from food supplies, how does the pandemic impact on indigenous communities in Latin America? “In this pandemic we are not all in the same boat, we are all in the same sea; some in…

Resisting COVID-19 in Haiti

Pierre Labossiere On March 19, 2020, shortly after international institutions made known that millions of dollars would be available to impoverished countries with COVID-19 cases, Haitian authorities finally addressed the coronavirus pandemic by declaring that there were two cases in the country. People in Haiti were outraged by the silence and inaction of the authorities…

Central American Migration: Causes and Challenges

Pablo Jofre Leal What drives millions of human beings to travel long distances, to cross mountains, to ford rivers, to walk in the humid heat or endure torrential rains, to leave their homes, their families, the social environment in which they live, to seek new horizons, better prospects in life? When this question is asked…

CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British Guiana

Cheddi Jagan speaking Declassified Documents Explore Little-Known Political Coup in Latin America Washington, DC, April 6, 2020 – Cold War concerns about another Communist Cuba in Latin America drove President John F. Kennedy to approve a covert CIA political campaign to rig national elections in British Guiana, then a British colony but soon to be independent,…