2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

Roger D. Harris Photo: Bill Hackwell US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominate its “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, continued to…

Mexico Authorizes Emergency Use of Cuba’s Abdala Vaccine

Kawsachun News Cuba’s Abdala vaccine has been granted emergency use authorization by Mexico, which joins Nicaragua, Venezuela, Iran, Vietnam and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in authorizing the use of Cuban-developed vaccines, produced by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) reports that “specialized personnel…

New Evidence in Ayotzinapa Disappearance Case Contradicts Official Version

Tanya Wadhwa Parents and family members of the 43 disappeared students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ School held a peaceful march in Chilpancingo city on September 21. Photo: Sergio Ocampo/La Jornada Almost seven years after the forced disappearance of 43 students of the Rural Teachers’ College in the town of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, the struggle for…

AMLO is Right: We Must Leave the OAS Behind

Piedad Córdova Ruíz AMLO proposes to bury the Organization of American States, which he rightly calls a lackey organization. In the framework of the bicentenary of the first independence deeds in Our America, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, AMLO, taking up the Bolivarian ideology, proposes to bury the Organization of American States, which he…

CELAC to Choose Between Dignity or OAS’ Monroe Doctrine

Kawsachun News After five years without meeting, Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will convene on Saturday for the VI Summit in Mexico City. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose late Friday arrival upstaged all other participants of the Summit, has submitted a proposal to his Mexican counterpart, Andrés…

CELAC Summit to Decide Fate of OAS

Kawsachun News Marcelo Ebrard chairs the XXI Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Mexico City. July 24, 2021. Photo: Mexico Foreign Ministry The fate of the Organization of American States (OAS) will be discussed at the upcoming summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean…

Fascist Anniversaries

Abel Prieto The image depicts the Matanza de Tóxcatl, also known as the Matanza del Templo Mayo. Photo: Wikipedia Tenochtitlán fell into the hands of Hernán Cortés on August 13, 1521. On the 500th anniversary of that day of horror and barbarism, celebrated with jubilation by the fiercest conquerors, Mexico paid tribute to the Indigenous…

The Agenda for Venezuela’s Peace Talks in Mexico

Kawsachun News A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by attorney Gerardo Blyde, head of the opposition negotiation team, Norway’s Dag Nylander, head of the Facilitation Team, and Jorge Rodriguez on behalf of the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela. The Bolivarian government of Venezuela and representatives of the US-backed opposition have officially begun a new dialogue process…

The Defense of the Cuban Revolution is a Struggle Against Fascism

José Luis Granados Ceja (@GranadosCeja) Members of the National Federation of Revolutionary Students “Rafael Ramirez” demonstrate in support of the Cuban Revolution and against US imperialism in front of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico, July 17, 2021. (José Luis Granados Ceja) Both Republican and Democrat administrations are willing to work with far-right actors…