Former Peruvian Military Elites Call for Coup Against Castillo’s Victory

Mision Verdad The Peruvian Ministry of Defense considers apocryphal the letter signed by several ex-military men, including some who have already died (Photo: La Radio del Sur) Retired senior commanders of the Peruvian Army, Navy and Air Force, in addition to junior officers, sent a letter to the Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFA)…

Peru: A President-elect, Non-Existent Fraud, a Fractured Country

Marco Teruggi Pedro Castillo won the elections in Peru, but has not yet been declared president. Keiko Fujimori seeks to disavow the results through different procedures that postpone the official announcement and plunge the country into multiple tensions, a situation that could drag on for days or weeks. “Why do I support Professor Castillo? Because…

Nicaragua: The Schizophrenic Right and the Forgetful Empire

Carlos Fonseca Terán Nicaragua’s sell-out right-wing of creole colonial-remnant oligarchs and subordinate classless hangers on lives in a parallel universe and they believe everyone else does too. Among its various class components, it is the oligarchy which imposes the guidance to follow, namely, what is true and what is false, what is good and what…

National Strike in Colombia Also a Fight for Fair Access to Health Care

Ana Vračar Colombian healthcare workers have supported the strike actively. Photo: Colombia Informa Regressive health and tax reforms have sparked protests in Colombia, building upon decades of undermining the public health system and reducing access to the poor and working class. Since April 28, formal and informal workers, students, and unemployed youth have been at…

Peru at the Brink of Civil War? The Uprising of the Dispossessed

Peter Koenig On 28 July 2021, Peru, with her 33 million inhabitants, celebrates 200 years of Independence. The People of Peru may have chosen this Bicentennial celebration, to bring about a drastic change to their foreign and national oligarchy-run country. In a neck-on-neck national election run-off on 6 June 2021, the socialist Pedro Castillo, a…

Nicaragua 2021: A New Imperial Aggression

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein Nicaragua is a small country in Central America that has a population 50 times and an area 75 times smaller than that of the United States. The U.S. GDP (in 2019) was 1,772 times that of Nicaragua the same year. The United States has 5 thousand 113 nuclear warheads, 11 aircraft carriers…

Meet the Communists Who Now Govern Chile

Vijay Prashad, Taroa Zuniga SilvaDaniel Jadue and Javiera Reyes The recent victories of the left in a number of municipalities and in elections for the Constitutional Convention have set the stage for a categorical rejection of the legacy of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship and the building of a new Chile Javiera Reyes, who is 31…

The Coup Taking Place in Peru

José Carlos Llerena, Vijay Prashad Keiko Fujimori and Fernando Rospigliosi. While by all accounts, Pedro Castillo won the second round presidential elections, his adversary has refused to concede, and many fear that tensions could escalate with the help of Peru’s loyal right and the newly appointed US ambassador Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party…

The Coup-Plotting OAS asks for Support to Overthrow the Nicaraguan Government

Stella Calloni The Organization of American States (OAS), which leads coups in various Latin American countries, with the open involvement of Secretary General Luis Almagro, is now trying to apply the so-called “democratic charter” to Nicaragua, in a desperate response to the revelation of a number of documents in the United States, concerning the real…

U.S. Interference Threatens Latin American Elections

Stella Calloni In its plan to colonially control Latin America, the United States openly intervenes in the elections of the region through the Organization of American States (OAS) whose Secretary General Luis Almagro, who was at the head of the coup in Bolivia against President Evo Morales manipulating the results of the elections of October…