UN: Cuba Reaffirms its Position in Favor of Multilateralism and Peace

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, at the General Debate of the High-Level Segment of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 21, 2022 Mr. Chairman: Distinguished delegates: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, as never before, the true essence…

The Alignments of Latin America Reflected Through its Leaders in the UN

Gustavo A Maranges Colombian President Gustavo Petro The 77th high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) began on September 13 and so far 16 Latin America countries have spoken, and the differences in the tone and topics of the speeches reflects the complex political situation in the region. The ultra-right-wing Brazilian President Jair…

Western Threats to the Peoples of Abya Yala in Times of Multipolarity

Jorge Capelán We are living in truly historic times in the world: the times of the collapse of the greatest empire humanity has ever known. The West (the United States, Europe and a few other allies) still possesses considerable power, but in practice the world in many respects is now multipolar. What challenges does this…

Guatemala: Rallying for Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Communities and peoples on the move in Guatemala City. In recent years, this category has begun to be reflected upon as a response to the civilizing project of modernity that, through nation states, has continued to colonize and dispossess the territories of the original peoples. Therefore, the idea of plurinationality is necessarily linked…

Rafael Correa: ‘They Have Already Destroyed Assange’

Matt Kennard Former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa. (Photo: Phil Miller / Declassified UK) Declassified sits down with the former president of Ecuador who granted Julian Assange asylum in London. He talks about dealing with the British, how the US seeks to control his country and the lawfare campaign against him. “The British are used…

Cuba Prepares for Referendum on Progressive Family Code

Peoples Dispatch In addition to expanding the definition of the family beyond the hetero-normative conception, the Code also enshrines the rights of women, promotes gender equality, protects the role of grandparents in family relations, and much more. Photo: MinRex The new Family Code, drafted in consultation with the general public, is considered to be the…

The People’s Summit to Run Parallel to the UN General Assembly in New York

Peoples Dispatch This month, working people in the US will have the opportunity to dialogue directly with the Cuban and Venezuelan leaders who are set to attend the ongoing UN General Assembly. Leaders from Cuba and Venezuela will speak at an event organized by social justice activists, held parallel to the United Nations General Assembly…

Argentina: Fourth Person Arrested Over Attempted Assassination of Vice President Cristina Fernández de Krichner

Tanya Wadhwa Argentine Vice President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, greeting supporters outside her home in Buenos Aires. (Photo: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner/Twitter) Recent developments in the investigation of the assassination attempt against Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner revealed that the group had been planning the attack for some time, and that they had failed…

Brazil Military’s “Parallel Vote Count” Poses Great Risk to Democracy

Guilherme de Queiroz-Stein  If the military makes a parallel estimate of the electoral results, it is necessary to demand civilian control over the process, before, during and after the voting – Rovena Rosa/ Agência Brasil Any concession to a “parallel count” of the 2022 elections by the Armed Forces poses a great risk to democracy. Firstly, it…

Argentina and Chile on Alert for New US Military Plans

Telma Luzzani The speed of international changes is precipitating (as a necessity and, at the same time, as a pretext) a thorough acceleration of the plans that the US already had in the pipeline to preserve its role as the only global hegemon. Europe and Asia are not the only ones included in the new…