Colombian Government Negotiators Fail to Show at ELN Peace Talks

The Colombian government, headed by President Ivan Duque, failed to present negotiators during peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) Wednesday. The total absence of official negotiators came after protracted peace negotiatons under the previous government of President Juan Manuel Santos expired and after Duque failed to appoint new negotiators. Colombia’s High Commissioner for…

Statements by Colombia’s Defense Minister Threaten Social Movements

Guillermo Botero alleged that social protests were financed by illegal organizations, putting in jeopardy social leaders in Colombia, who are already facing a number of threats Colombia Informa Guillermo Botero Nieto, the minister of defense of Colombia, recently came out with harsh statements against social movements and protests in the country, further jeopardizing the lives…

The Military Option Against Venezuela in the “Year of the Americas”

William Camacaro and Frederick B. Mills Defense Secretary James N. Mattis arriving in Colombia on August 16 (Photo: Southcom) If the US attacks Venezuela from Colombia it will initiate a “war of 100 years, and this war will extend to the entire continent.” President Hugo Chavez Frias (Nov. 2009) Year of the Americas: Venezuela in the…

Latin America: The Judicial War Against Democracy

Enrique Santiago Romero Translated by Internationalist 360° On September 1, 2016, the Brazilian Senate dismissed Dilma Rousseff from the country’s presidency in a “political trial” in which she was convicted for allegedly manipulating the public budget. Between the 2 of November of 2017 and the 6 of March of 2018, the Argentine president Cristina Fernández…

FARC-EP: Colombia Can Not Lend Itself to a Foreign Intervention Against Venezuela

The political, diplomatic, economic, social and military siege aimed at destabilizing and overthrowing the legitimate government of President Nicolás Maduro and reversing the Bolivarian Revolution, resorting to whatever means are within its reach; it is a matter that the Venezuelan national extreme right, its allies abroad and the empire itself can not deny. What is…

Evo Morales Warns of US Covert Invasion Against Latin America

Bolivian President Evo Morales warned Saturday that the United States is orchestrating a “covert invasion” against Venezuela after the country’s Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Colombian president Ivan Duque declared the “Venezuelan crisis” as a national security threat and Duque agreed to receive a Navy hospital ship to give “humanitarian” amid to help Venezuelan…

Venezuela, Maduro and the People

Les Blough, Editor of Axis of Logic In his article, Venezuela’s Monetary Revolution Vis-a-Vis Economic Sanctions, Nino Pagliccia reports on the new economic model based upon the petroleum-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, introduced in March of this year. The new initiative brings a series of economic measures to begin in 6 days, August 20 with the…

Colombia: Jesus Santrich Denied 2nd Habeas Corpus

The Colombian General Prosecutor’s Office announced Saturday that the Supreme Court of Bogota rejected a habeas corpus petition filed by Jesus Santrich‘s representatives, for the second time. The move will extend Santrich’s detention, which started on April 9 due to an extradition request from the United States’ Department of Justice. According to a statement, which…

The Strength of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Revealed

Misión Verdad | informacion@granmai.cu During an event attended by thousands on Bolivar Avenue in the city of Caracas, on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard, two drones exploded close to the Presidential stand, as the country’s head of state was finishing his speech to the crowd. According to police accounts,…

Murders of Social Leaders, Indigenous People in Colombia are Intensifying

In just 48 hours, three more social leaders have been murdered in Colombia – including a 70-year-old youth education leader in Santander de Quilichao. Emiliano Trochez, an Indigenous leader in Cauca, was ambushed by attackers and shot several times on Friday, according to the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca (ACIN). Trochez was known…