NED Boasts of ‘Laying the Groundwork for Insurrection’ in Nicaragua

Max Blumenthal While some corporate media outlets have portrayed the violent protest movement gripping Nicaragua as a progressive grassroots upswell, the country’s own student leaders have suggested otherwise. In early June, Nicaragua’s leading young activists went on a junket to Washington, DC, on the dime of the US government-funded right-wing advocacy group Freedom House. The…

Colombia: Far Right Ivan Duque Declares Support for the Zionist State

Colombia’s new president-elect Ivan Duque has said he’s considering to move their embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and become the third Latin American country, and the fourth in total, to follow the example of U.S. President Donald Trump. During a campaign event on May 16, Duque said he doesn’t rule out “the possibility of placing…

Colombia: Election Outcome Endangers Peace

The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, the FARC, is worried that Duque’s victory could hurt the historic peace process. After Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque announced he will review the peace agreement reached between the government and the demobilized insurgent group, the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, the FARC, expressed their willingness to meet Duque and keep working…

Nicaragua’s Crisis: The Latest Stage in a Permanent War

Tortilla con Sal Nicaragua’s opposition paramilitary intimidation and media terror campaign have brought fear, insecurity and hardship to around 30 of Nicaragua’s 153 municipalities. Only President Daniel Ortega’s commitment to peace has prevented an even worse conflict. Almost as disturbing as the extreme sadism of the opposition paramilitaries in Nicaragua is how their supporters and…

The US & Nicaragua: A Case Study in Historical Amnesia & Blindness

Dan Kovalik I was stunned the other day to see an opinion piece by Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe in which he was portraying the violent anti-government protests in Nicaragua as some kind of revolutionary insurrection.  What is surprising about Kinzer’s position is that he is the individual who wrote the wonderfulbook, All The…