Bolivia Begins the Week with an Indefinite General Strike and Roadblocks

In the early hours of this Monday morning, the indefinite general strike and roadblocks began throughout Bolivia, called by the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) and the organizations that constitute the Unity Pact, which demand that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal respect the election date established by law for September 6. These pressure measures were approved in…

State Terrorism in Chile Against the Mapuche

Florencia Lagos Neumann Chile is one of the countries with the highest number of infected people in the region: 2,000 daily, and the world leader in the number of infections per million inhabitants. In response the government resorts to the old strategy of diverting attention to another conflict by applying the shock doctrine. In this…

Nicaragua Targeted for US Overthrow in 2020-21

S. Brian Willson Kevin K. Sullivan The USA failed State continues to seek destruction of NICARAGUA (among other nations such as Venezuela, Cuba, Syria and Iran, who refuse to obey US demands for neoliberal privatization that enrich the already rich. George Washington, who waged scorched Earth warfare Against the Iroquois Indigenous in the 1770s, 1780s,…

USAID Details its Regime Change Plan for Nicaragua

Wiston López An orchestrated plan financed by the United States to launch a coup d’état in Nicaragua over the next two years was leaked in a document from the US embassy and presented July 31, 2020 by Nicaraguan journalist William Grigsby on his political analysis program “Sin Fronteras”, on Radio La Primerísima. Text of the…

Cuba’s Medical Brigades in Africa Embody a Long Tradition of Solidarity

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat The Cuban medical contingent in Cape Verde. Photo: Cuba News The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the interdependence of nations, with its global spread triggering a Great Lockdown of life as we know it. As front line workers stepped up to wrestle with this lethal virus, Cuba’s deployment of hundreds of medical…

“The People of Bolivia Will No Longer Be Intimidated”

On July 23, the Supreme Electoral Court in Bolivia postponed the general elections scheduled for September 6, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. Bolivian social movements have rejected the decision which they see as another attempt by the coup installed government to extend their usurpation of power and have been on the streets mobilizing across the country….

Berta Cáceres in Her Own Words

Asís Castellanos and Adrienne Pine Berta Cáceres, photo provided by Silvio Carrillo and used with permission of COPINH. Much of what has been written about Lenca/Honduran activist Berta Cáceres has focused on her identifications as an Indigenous woman and as an environmentalist. While neither is false, those two facts alone paint an anemic picture of…

Anti-Imperialist Unity is the Tactic and Strategy of Victory

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Remarks by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, via videoconference, at the Meeting of Leaders, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Sao Paulo Forum’s founding, July 28, 2020, Year 62 of the Revolution (Transcript: Presidencia.gob.cu /Translation: GI) Dear Nicolas, Daniel, Rosario and Monica Brothers and sisters of the political…

Media Cover for US Clients’ Covid Catastrophes in Peru, Ecuador and Chile

Lucas Koerner Back in March, when coronavirus cases were beginning to surge in the US and in South American allies such as Brazil and Ecuador, Washington was busy raising the alarm about the “expansion of Covid-19 pandemic in the region, if not globally, if Venezuela… fails to address it.” Venezuela was reporting under 150 cases…

Bolivia: Stop the Dictatorship

Angel Guerra The right wing is becoming more radical, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean and, of course, in the United States. It is increasingly common for it to carry out actions that run counter to the “rule of law” that it so often clucks about. But it is receiving harsh counter-attacks, as we…