The Dignity of Venezuela

Pablo Jofre Leal In spite of the imperialist pressure and his allies, particularly some European and Latin American governments, the latter grouped in the so-called Lima Group, the current president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moro, has managed to strengthen his foreign policy relations and consolidate his internal flank, both in civic and armed forces. Proof…

Fascism and Hate: The U.S. and Latin America in 2020 (I)

José R. Oro Fascism is a dictatorial form of government intimately bound to hatred in its many manifestations, developed within the context and conditions of imperialism. It appeared in Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany, Pinochet’s Chile, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Romania and other countries. In all of them it failed brutally, inflicting immeasurable suffering on…

Bolivia: Anatomy of a CIA Coup

Hugo Turner Last November a horrifying coup took place overthrowing the socialist government of Bolivia and the nation’s first indigenous president Evo Morales. It was a textbook example of a CIA coup recalling the dark days of Operation Condor when the US installed military dictatorships throughout the region to insure they could be looted by…

Cuba: “Let Us Work Unceasingly for General and Complete Disarmament”

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla Address by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Conference on Disarmament Geneva, February 2020 Mr. President: Preserving multilateralism and respect for the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and international law is essential in an increasingly dangerous and complex international scenario, where…

Manuel Zelaya Rosales: “Lawfare is a Weapon Against the People”

Ricardo Arturo Salgado Bonilla Last week, a meeting of prominent figures was held at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of Lawfare (the use of the judicial system for political persecution). This issue has become increasingly relevant in recent years as a result of the legal persecution of progressive leaders, especially in…

Switzerland at the Heart of a Far-Reaching Surveillance Network Facilitating the U.S.-Backed Operation Condor

Ramona Wadi The atrocities of Operation Condor – the U.S.-backed covert plan by Argentina, Chile, Brazil Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia to eliminate left-wing influence in Latin America – have been gradually revealed through declassified documents that detail the diplomatic manoeuvring and state terror that left tens of thousands of people killed, tortured and disappeared. Argentina…

Venezuela: Crimes against Humanity

Luis Britto García At the beginning of 2019, a group of us committed to the Network in Defense of Humanity met informally to study the legal defense against the multiform aggression against Venezuela. For years, I have compiled a summary of all kinds of imperial attacks against our country, but the complaint is not enough…

US Imperialism in Nicaragua and the Making of Sandino

Martin Pastor Nicaragua’s twentieth-century history cannot be told without placing the United States government as the main antagonist. It is their active interventions that have shaped the Central American country’s political, economic and social systems, but it is also the opposing forces to this imperialist aggression that has served as a counterbalance to writing the…

Working-Class Struggle in Venezuela: A Conversation with Leander Perez

Cira Pascual Marquina Leander Perez is a member of the central committee of Lucha de Clases, the Venezuelan chapter of the International Marxist Tendency. He committed to the struggle of the poor at an early age while reading Fyodor Dostoyevski, but what sparked his active political engagement was the violence exercised against Chavistas when Hugo…

Brazil: Neoliberalism and its Dependency on the Military

Emir Sader In the classic liberal state, the Armed Forces had the function of guaranteeing national sovereignty, protecting its borders and leading possible wars against other countries. Political representation was reserved for parties. But, over time, the Armed Forces have become a reserve political agent for the dominant classes. The case of the coup d’état…