Connecting the Dots on the Assault of the Cuban Embassy

Rosa Miriam Elizalde Goya’s Disasters of War A few hours before the attack on the Cuban Embassy in Washington, a woman wearing a red raincoat, dark glasses, mask and hood, was photographing the facade of the 16th Street mansion in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood. The security cameras recorded her in broad daylight and, despite her disguise,…

US Responds to Failed Mercenary Incursion with an Escalation of the Economic Blockade Against Venezuela

Misión Verdad Two FBI agents. Photo: Iberoeconomia As Reuters recently reported, “the FBI is investigating several Mexican and European companies allegedly involved in the Venezuelan oil trade while gathering information for a U.S. Treasury Department investigation into possible sanctions. In its report, Reuters anonymously quotes four people familiar with these “investigations” and also sources close…

Bolivian Coup Regime Deploys Military to Suppress Anti-Government Protests

Tanya Wadhwa Protests against Bolivia’s regime have entered the third day, in Cochabamba. Those from the working-class districts in the south are now marching towards the city center. Photo: Kawsachun News Since May 11, hundreds of Bolivians have been mobilizing against the coup-installed government led by far-right Jeanine Áñez and its mismanagement of the health…

Food Security Policy Prevents Hunger in Nicaragua

Yorlis Luna I think when many of us look at the world today we feel like we’re watching a science fiction movie: 22 million officially unemployed in the U.S. while analysts say the true figure may be double that[1],; predictions of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s; and lines up…

Communities Violently Evicted in Colombia Amid “Lockdown”

Altos de la Estancia is a park area in the Ciudad Bolívar district which is occupied by homeless locals, migrants, peasants, indigenous people and unemployed workers. Nearly 700 poor families live in precarious conditions in the slums built on the land. Peoples Dispatch On May 11, activists in Colombia denounced violent evictions of families carried…

Javier Nouel: “Venezuela is a Land of Abundance for Natural Medicine”

Moringa With a deep interest in popular knowledge, Venezuelan naturopath Javier Nouel promotes research, visibility and inclusion of natural medicine in Venezuela. Health from an integral and collective viewpoint In an interview for Alba TV, Javier Nouel, a Venezuelan naturopath, explained that the Natural medicine addresses health issues from a collective, integral and humanistic approach….

6 Months After the Civic-Military Coup in Bolivia, Evo Morales Denounces Setbacks

Peoples Dispatch Former Bolivian President Evo Morales pointed out that “fascism and racism have been reborn” in Bolivia and that “the de-facto government itself is promoting inequality” May 10 marked six months since the civic-military coup d’état that took democratically elected Bolivian President Evo Morales of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party out of office,…

Nicaragua in the OAS on Challenges for Inter-American Law

Gobierno de Reconciliación y Unidad Nacional Unida Nicaragua Triunfa SPEECH BY AMBASSADOR LUIS ALVARADO AT THE FIRST VIRTUAL SESSION OF THE FORUM ON CHALLENGES FOR INTER-AMERICAN LAW IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 11, 2020 Thank you very much Mr. President. The Delegation of the Government of the Republic of…

Argentine Social Movements Propose a Food Sovereignty Plan

Peoples Dispatch Argentine Social movements, Ciudad Futura and the Frente Patria Grande, proposed a food sovereignty plan that promotes the creation of a public food company to ensure the access to food to vulnerable sections of the society. Photo: MTE Rural In the face of the situation of hunger and poverty caused by the previous…