China in Latin America: The US Loses its “Backyard”

Misión Verdad China formally invited Latin America to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative in January 2018, during its meeting with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Santiago, Chile, where the Chinese and Venezuelan chancellors shook hands. Since then, 16 countries in the region have expressed their intention to be…

Cuban Physicians Provide Care to Victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

Rafael Stedile After cyclone Idai destroyed part of the country, the people of Mozambique are rebuilding their lives in temporary camps / Rafael Stedile Camp of people affected by cyclone in Mozambique A group of members of Brazilian people’s movements traveled to the country to support its reconstruction after tragedy The camp does not have…

Intervention in Venezuela: A Tour of US Military Bases in Curaçao and Aruba

Misión Verdad “Aerial detection and monitoring of suspicious air and maritime drug trafficking activities” would appear to be the objective of these military bases (Photo: U.S. Air Force). Aruba and Curaçao are two Caribbean territories under the dominance (in terms of security and foreign policy) of the Netherlands. Since 1999, the United States has agreed…

Social Organizations Condemn Legal Persecution of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo

Peoples Dispatch “The people came to defend what belongs to them” said Hebe de Bonafini. Photo: Bernardino Avila On April 15, hundreds of social and human rights activists gathered at the headquarters of the association of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires to prevent the scrutiny of the historic archive of the organization…

The Integration of the Latin American Right

Adalberto Santana In the current moments of April 2019 we can recognize that in the conservative governments of Latin America and the Caribbean is present a pragmatic project, which manifests itself as a new period of regional conservatism. One of its instances of convergence has been the Lima Group (Argentina with Mauricio Macri; Brazil with…

The 2016 Coup in Brazil: The Door to Disaster

Dilma Rousseff The former Brazilian president was removed from office in proceedings considered a coup by political organizations and analysts / Agência Brasil/Archive In a Brasil de Fato exclusive article, the ex-president looks into the country’s political scenario today Three years ago today, Brazil’s lower house, chaired by a congressman who was convicted of corruption,…

Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup?

Chuck Kaufman Tortilla Con Sal As we stand here today on the brink of the one year anniversary of the spasm of violence and confusion that engulfed Nicaragua last year, it is time to tell the truth and correct the historical record about what actually happened during three months of violence. The Alliance for Global…

What is Venezuela’s Productive Workers’ Army?

Peoples Dispatch Peoples Dispatch talks to Cira Pascual Marquina from Venezuelalysis.com about the Productive Workers’ Army, a workers’ initiative to moralize and jump start the country’s production system, which is suffering under US-backed economic sanctions. She also talks about the Commune system, a step initiated by the late President Hugo Chavez in the move towards socialism.

Duqu 2.0, Lead Actor on Electric Cyber-attacks Against Venezuela

Alfredo Hurtado CYBERWAR AGAINST IRAN In 2010, a computer attack succeeded in delaying Iran’s peaceful nuclear program for two years. A virus called Stuxnet took control of 1,000 centrifuges needed to purify and enrich uranium to turn it into nuclear fuel. It managed to completely destroy 20% of them. For the first time, a virus…