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…

Latin American-Caribbean Unity: If Not Now, When?

Javier Tolcachier There are occasions in history that must be seized. They are windows of opportunity that indicate that the time to move forward decisively has come. Indecision in such circumstances is inadvisable and even reprehensible. Such is the current case with regard to the possibility of producing a qualitative leap towards the unity of…

The Specter of Foreign Forces in Haiti

Ambroise Jean-Léon The so-called ‘Haitian crisis’ is primarily about outsiders’ attempts force Haitians to live under an imposed order and the latter’s resistance to that order. What actually happened on the nights of October 6th and 7th, 2022, remains unclear. What reverberated was the rather loud rumor of the resignation of Haiti’s acting prime minister…

Stubborn Resistance Will Confront Foreign Intervention in Haiti

G. Dunkel Haitian police, attached to the de facto, neocolonial government of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, attempt to break up a protest where Haitians are in opposition to an international military force, Port-au-Prince, Oct. 24. Credit: Odelyn Joseph The U.S. has attempted to assert control over the sovereignty of Haiti for over 200 years —…

Canada Pushes for Caribbean Troops to Occupy Haiti

Yves Engler Canada is acting just like the junior imperial power it is in a part of the world this country has long considered its backyard. Washington is asking Ottawa to lead a military mission to Haiti. The Canadian government in turn is leveraging its influence to get Caribbean countries to staff and sell a…

Another Vision: Inside Haiti’s Uprising

Episode 1: The Demonization Campaign Another Vision: Inside Haiti’s Uprising tells the story of Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherizier and the Revolutionary Forces of the G9 Family and Allies, the armed neighborhood federation in the crosshairs of the U.S. empire. Episode 1 investigates Cherizier’s transformation to revolutionary leader, the multi-faceted disinformation campaign waged against him by the…

Haiti: U.S. Disinformation Campaign Provides Pretext as UN Military Intervention Looms

Dan Cohen Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier speaks with an ailing man in Cité Soleil’s Boston neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. Photo: John Wesley Amady An investigation exposing the role of Washington’s disinformation apparatus in Haiti’s “worst massacre in decades.” As a popular uprising engulfs Haiti and threatens to topple the U.S.-backed regime of de facto Prime Minister Ariel…

U.S. Tries to Bend UN Charter to Bless Illegal, Unwanted Invasion

Kim Ives The UN Security Council listening to the BINUH’s Helen LaLime on Oct. 17, 2022. Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The gloves came off at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Mon., Oct. 17, 2022 in one of the best bare-knuckle diplomatic throw-downs since the dawn of the new multipolar world on Feb. 24, 2022. And…

Haitians Intensify Protests against Foreign Military Intervention, While US Seeks Authorization for “International Mission”

Tanya Wadhwa Since August 22, hundreds of thousands of Haitians have been demonstrating against chronic gang violence, poverty, food insecurity, inflation and fuel shortages, and demanding de-facto President Ariel Henry’s resignation. (Photo: Radyo Rezistans/Facebook) Citizens flooded the streets across Haiti in rejection of President Ariel Henry’s request for international military assistance, demanding that foreign powers…

Haiti: An Exploited, Oppressed and Misunderstood Country

Choron Yasmel American political analyst Danny Shaw offered his perspective on the crisis in which Haiti is stagnant for more than a year and about how susceptible the neighboring nation is to a foreign military intervention. During an interview with journalists from Listín Diario, the professor at New York Public University also defined the socio-political challenges of Latin America and…

Haiti’s Puppet PM Receives US Delegation Amid Call for Military Intervention

A US government delegation traveled on Wednesday to Port-au-Prince to meet with Prime Minister Ariel Henry amid calls from the Henry administration for foreign intervention in the country. Biden’s Assistant Secretary for State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian A. Nichols, headed the delegation and was accompanied by Military Deputy Commander of SOUTHCOM, Lieutenant General Andrew Croft, as…

U.S. Eyes Military Intervention in Haiti, Again

W.T. Whitney Jr. Protesters calling for the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry run after police fired tear gas to disperse them in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. | Odelyn Joseph / AP The news story begins: “The Council of Ministers [on October 8 in Haiti] authorized the prime minister to…