Haiti: The Year the Regime and Empire Struck Back

Kim Ives At the end of 2019, a profound revolution appeared to be imminent in Haiti. Months of unrelenting, massive demonstrations demanding President Jovenel Moïse’s removal had brought his regime to its knees. But three things saved him. During the traditional December slowdown of popular demonstrations, Washington stepped up a diplomatic counter-offensive, which stretched into…

Venezuela Wins, While Trudeau’s Foreign Policy Continues to Fail Canadians

Arnold August “Venezuelan voters turn their backs on Chavismo after 17 years.”  This was the international corporate media headline of choice five years ago after Chavismo lost the National Assembly elections. During the following five years, and since 2019 using the imposed National Assembly president figurehead of the then-elected Juan Guaidó, the US and its…

In Cuba, They Shall Not Pass: Declaration of ALBA Movements

In the last few days, several communication monopolies with chains around the world, echoed a protest by a few young Cubans at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture of this country. What would never be international news if it happened anywhere else in the world, is when it comes to revolutionary Cuba, some claim…

Behind the Mask: The Countries of the Lima Group

Marcela Heredia Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru are part of the so-called Lima Group, a bloc of countries that was formed on August 8, 2017 in the Peruvian capital to supposedly “find solutions to the crisis in Venezuela,” although it is based on support for the dual…

Who is Behind the Anti-Cuban Show in San Isidro?

Raúl Antonio Capote Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, left, shares a smile with Luis Almagro, secretary general of the discredited OAS, who wasted no time in expressing support for the latest anti-Cuban action. Photo: Granma Since the end of the 19th century, the San Isidro neighborhood in Old Havana was considered a “tolerance zone,” until 1959,…

Why Popular Unity on 6D is Crucial to Save Venezuela

Eduardo Viloria Daboín I From the beginning, we were the target of a systematic attack carried out in the name of democracy, freedom and human rights, by the economic and political elites who are builders and defenders of neoliberalism and false representative democracy. The US elites and their subordinates quickly saw the danger to their…

The American Way of Death

Arantxa Tirado On October 20, 2019, elections were held in Bolivia. Evo Morales was running for reelection. The Organization of American States (OAS), a body created in the middle of the Cold War to bring together and multilaterally project US interests in Latin America and the Caribbean, sent one of its traditional Electoral Observation Missions….

100+ Days Without Garifuna Community Members

Over 100 days have passed since 5 members of the Garifuna community in Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras were kidnapped by armed men dressed in police uniforms. Four of the five who were abducted are members of OFRANEH, a grassroots organization of the Afro-descendant and indigenous Garifuna community in Honduras. OFRANEH, along with other Honduran…

Canada’s Lima Group: Let’s Break It Down

Steve Lalla The Lima Group was formed in August 2017 during the runup to Venezuela’s May 2018 presidential election. Their Lima Declaration joined twelve countries in calling for the return of democracy to Venezuela. They refuse to recognize Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly yet recognize the National Assembly. They condemn violence in Venezuela, express their concern…

As Bolivia Votes for Socialism, Why is the OAS Not Questioning the Legitimacy of US Elections?

Cheryl LaBash Bolivia’s Movement toward Socialism (MAS) victory in the Oct. 18 election overturned a U.S.-backed coup. Eleven months ago, false charges of electoral irregularities and subsequent death threats drove MAS leader and Indigenous Bolivian President Evo Morales into exile. In his place, Jeanine Áñez Chávez unleashed violent repression against the Indigenous people protesting the…

Almagro in the Dock after Elections in Bolivia

Marco Teruggi Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, is increasingly being questioned. Some, such as the Government of Mexico and the Puebla Group, are proposing that he resign over what is considered to have been an active role in the coup d’état in Bolivia. But is it possible to achieve this…