In Bolivia, Washington Has Replicated Past Fascist Horrors

Rainer Shea The campaigns from imperialist propaganda operatives to brand Bolivia’s coup regime as some sort of example of progressive governance, or as in any way superior to the Morales government on human rights, have been pure smoke and mirrors. Installed after a weeks-long campaign of racist violence, the regime of the Christian fundamentalist Jeanine…

Caribbean Gangsters: New Crime Plot by Guaidó’s Fake Government Revealed

Misión VerdadThe scandals and corruption, blackmail and extortion by the “fake government” of Juan Guaidó have undermined his image. Photo: AP The Miami-based anti-Chávez journalist Patricia Poleo has once again fired on the imposed “leader” of the Venezuelan opposition, Juan Guaidó, this time revealing an extortion plot against businessmen at the expense of his artificial…

As US COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000, Trump Calls for “Herd Immunity”

Andre Damon On Tuesday, the day that the United States reached the threshold of 200,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump openly defended the US government’s de facto policy of “herd immunity,” that is, allowing the virus to spread without restraint. “You’ll develop herd,” Trump told a televised town hall event, before apparently…

Coups and Neo-Coups in Latin America

Juan Paz y Miño Cepeda Ecuadorian historian Juan Paz y Miño Cepeda looks at revamped regime change efforts in Venezuela and elsewhere. I recently received an article entitled “Coups and neo-coups in Latin America. Violence and political conflict in the twenty-first century” by Carlos Alberto Figueroa Ibarra, a long-time friend and academic at the University…

Whistleblower Reports High Number of Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Facility

José Olivares, John Washington An overview of Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. Photo: Google Maps A whistleblower complaint filed this week with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General alleges that high rates of hysterectomies — sometimes without what the complaint called “proper informed consent” — have been performed on…

The Difference Between the US and China’s Response to COVID-19 is Staggering

Vijay Prashad, John Ross A medical worker guides people at a nucleic acid testing site in Tongzhou District of Beijing, capital of China, June 22, 2020. China contained the spread of COVID-19 to other provinces through mass testing, early lockdown measures and an overall focus on saving people’s lives. Photo: Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin. In Washington Post…

Bolivia: Rupture or Consolidation of the Coup?

Katu Arkonada With five weeks remaining until Bolivia’s October 18 general elections, the panorama is becoming more and more complex. The polarization between MAS and the coup plotters is sharpening, while Carlos Mesa is trying to keep a low profile that will help him win votes from a right wing that is disenchanted with the…