Havana Syndrome, the US’s Monumental Hoax

By Alejandra Garcia on January 23, 2022 from Havana

US Embassy in Havana, photo: Bill Hackwell

Last week, the United States decided to recognize for the first time in five years that the phenomenon baptized as “Havana Syndrome” is nothing more than a big farce. (more…)

Three Years Later, Guaidó Represents No One, Says Russian Ambassador to Caracas

January 23, 2022

Three years after proclaiming himself interim president of Venezuela, opposition figure Juan Guaidó does not represent anyone, Russian Ambassador to Caracas Sergey Melik-Bagdasárov told Sputnik News. (more…)

Chile’s President-Elect Boric Reiterates His Contempt for Besieged Nicaragua and Venezuela

By Jesús Rodríguez Espinoza  on January 23, 2022 from Caracas

graphic: Mendoza Today

Gabriel Boric, president-elect of Chile, considers that the leftist governments headed by President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua “have failed.” (more…)

Brazil: Center Parties Find No Opponent for the Lula-Bolsonaro Duel

January 20, 2022

a third of the Brazilian electorate are undecided. photo: Bill Hackwell

So far, with time still left, no viable candidates have emerged as an alternative to avoid a confrontation between the former president and the current president in the October Brazilian presidential elections. (more…)

Joe Biden’s First Balance Sheet

By Atilio A. Boron on January 21, 2022 from Buenos Aires

Today, January 20, marks the first year of the Biden Administration. It is a good time to take an X-ray of his administration. There is a fairly widespread consensus that, as synthesized by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, “the kindest word that can be said about Biden’s first year as president is ‘disappointing.’ ” (more…)

NATO’s Tentacles from Europe to Latin America

By  Geraldina Colotti on January 19, 2022

Colombian President Duque welcomes in NATO

International analysts are often, and understandably, asked whether there will be a change in U.S. foreign policy depending on whether a Republican or Democratic president rules the White House. Since, for a Marxist, it is always a good idea to flee from Manichaeism and look at the concrete situation in its historically determined class relations, to point out that, at the international level, the essence of U.S. foreign policy presents no discontinuities, it is not an ideological position-taking. (more…)

The Fight against Covid -19: the Example of  Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

By Fernando Bossi Rojas on January 20, 2022

Cuba vaccine Abdala, photo: Juan Pablo Carreras Vidal

When reviewing various balance reports for the year 2021 – a year in which the impact of the pandemic continued to be, by far, the most relevant issue – it is striking to see how the achievements of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua in the fight against Covid-19 are ignored. Not only is this information omitted from the right-wing media, which is logical, but also from the supposedly progressive media. (more…)

Bolivia and Chile: What Will Become of Bilateral Ties When Gabriel Boric Becomes President?

By Sebastián Ochoa on January 19, 2022.

Bolivia to the Sea

Two months before Gabriel Boric assumes the Chilean presidency, what can be expected in Bolivia? ‘Sputnik’ consulted two analysts about the future of bilateral relations, battered since the War of the Pacific (1879-1884). In Bolivia they are waiting for March 11, when Gabriel Boric will assume the presidency of Chile, with the expectation of improving relations between the two countries that have not had ambassadors since 1884, the year of the end of the War of the Pacific. (more…)

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