Canada: One of the ‘Biggest Gangsters in Haiti’

Catherine Hughes and Jackie McVicar Canadian Soldiers in Haiti. Photo courtesy Combat Camera/DND/Flickr. We have failed to respect the Haitian struggle for justice and self-determination The Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN), founded in 1981, works in solidarity with people standing up for self-determination, social justice and for the Earth in the Americas. We have been following Canada’s…

Black Alliance for Peace Opposes CELAC Support for Military Intervention in Haiti

Black Alliance for Peace’s Haiti/Americas Team Opposes the Apparent Support of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for Foreign Military Intervention Into Haiti Peace and Solidarity In the Region Cannot Be Achieved at the Expense of Haitian Sovereignty For Immediate Release     Media Contact communications@blackallianceforpeace.com (202) 643-1136 FEBRUARY 1, 2023—The Haiti/Americas Team…

Towards Definitive Emancipation: The Caribbean Peoples and CELAC

Javier Tolcachier At the recent VII Summit of Heads of State of CELAC held in Buenos Aires, Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, was elected to lead the Pro Tempore Presidency during 2023. This is the first time since the creation of this integration mechanism in 2011 that a Caribbean island…

7th Celac Summit: Between Evasion and Reality

Stephen Sefton The ambivalence inherent in the Final Declaration is also reflected in its support for decolonization and human rights without calling for the closure and withdrawal of the US military base at Guantanamo or condemning the permanent abuse of human rights the base represents as a center for illegal detention and torture. That omission…

CELAC Social is Born with the Leading Role of Organisations from the Region

Ursula Asta and Leila Bitar  The first meeting of Celac Social was held under the slogan: “Latin American and Caribbean integration to stop the new Condor plan in the region”. This is a space that brings together social, political, trade union, indigenous and human rights organisations in the framework of the 7th Summit of the…

From FTAA to CELAC, U.S. Interference Continues

Katu Arkonada On January 24, the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will be held in Buenos Aires, a meeting that will be attended by around 15 presidents of the region, including Lula da Silva, and will be chaired by host Alberto Fernández. It is obvious how important it…

Attacks and Failures of the Right in Latin America

Claudio Katz Bolsonarism was affected by its failed coup. Its foundations in the army, gangs, agribusiness and evangelists are shaken. What are the current perspectives of the extreme right in the continent? Recently, the right-wingers in the region have faced three important setbacks. The failed coup in Brazil was preceded by a failed coup in…

Latin American and Caribbean Integration from a Sovereign Perspective

Irene Leon Latin America and the Caribbean have come to propose not only the idea, but an entire architecture of regional integration. This article analyzes their achievements and their renewed possibilities, on the eve of a new CELAC summit. Regional integration is the most significant project that the region has managed to place in the…

Haiti in the Age of the Ukraine Proxy War

Black Agenda Report editors and contributors Margaret Kimberley, Danny Haiphong, and Dr. Jemima Pierre discuss what Haiti’s struggles can teach us at this pivotal moment in history.

Small Rebellions

Saudi Garcia The word crisis is used so often in relation to the island of Ayiti (the Dominican Republic and Haiti) that often it loses its potency. Recent events highlight a peak in anti-Black and anti-Haitian violence, the result of the ever-mutating punishment of Haiti for its revolution of 1804. In response to an October…

Cuba: When is the Monroe Doctrine Going to Die?

Ibis Frade Although Humanity has evolved a lot up to date, contemporary U.S. administrations continue to use in their relations with Latin America a policy whose beginnings date back to 1823. Time and again, they use it as a basis for justifying their actions: the much-used Monroe Doctrine, but it’s better known as “America for…

ALBA-TCP: A Successful Integration Project in Troubled Waters

Gustavo A Maranges The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) finishing up its XXII meeting in Havana today, remains one of the most successful integration projects in Latin America. Regardless of the size of its membership in its 18 years of existence it continues to play an essential…

Latin America in a Multipolar World – Class, Sanity and Realism

Stephen Sefton On December 7, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivered remarks to the Primakov Forum on the development of a multipolar system of international relations in which he noted, “It is obvious that the ongoing dismantling of the international system of relations is rooted in the unwillingness of the Western minority to abandon its…

U.S. Sanctions Haiti

Lallan Schoenstein Jimmy Cherizier addressing a rally of Haiti’s poor in La Saline, one of Port-au-Prince’s poorest shantytowns. Photo:Jean Wesley Amady Crime has played a dominant role in Haiti since the Taíno and Arawakan people were decimated by Spanish and French colonialists, and its earliest workers were kidnapped from their homes in Africa and exploited…

The Volatility of US Hegemony in Latin America

Roger D. Harris (L to R) Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, Lula da Silva and Rafael Correa. Mauricio Lima/ AFP. Part I: The Pink Tide Latin America and the Caribbean have again began to take on a becoming pink complexion, all the more so with June’s historic electoral victory in Colombia over the country’s long-dominant US-backed…