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109 Social Leaders Assassinated in Colombia in First 9 Months of 2018

December 8, 2018

On December 6, human rights organizations denounced before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) the high incidence of violence against social leaders, which in the first 9 months of 2018, claimed the lives of 109 people. (more…)

The Yellow Vest Movement Triumphs for Now but Questions Remain

December 6, 2018

In the face of the unceasing and surging Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protests in France, the French government has been forced to roll back its decision of hiking taxes on fuel. (more…)

White House ‘Strongly Opposes’ Halting Support of Bloody Saudi-Led Campaign in Yemen

December 9, 2018

Photo: Naif Rahma

The US won’t budge to growing pressure to stop supporting the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, a high-ranking State Dept. official said. According to the UN, the conflict led to the largest humanitarian crisis of our time. (more…)

Municipal Elections in Venezuela: All You Need to Know

December 7, 2018

The theme song of the corporate media when it comes to Venezuela carries the repetition of the words undemocratic, dictatorship, repression and misery ad nauseam. (more…)

The Plunder Continues

By John Perryon December 5, 2018

A fraudulent election one year ago gave Juan Orlando Hernández a second term as president of Honduras. The protests that followed were violently repressed. (more…)

Lifting Corruption and Debt off the Back of the Mexican People

By Vijay Prashad  on December 7, 2018

Painting by: Antonio Berni

Andrés Manuel López Obrador – or AMLO – became the president of Mexico on December 1. The leader of the Morena (National Regeneration Movement) party, López Obrador comes to the presidency from the left. (more…)

John Bolton and U.S. policy towards Latin America

John Bolton, national security adviser to President Donald Trump, made a brief stop on his way to the G-20 Summit in Argentina to meet with the elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. (more…)

Elections in Bolivia: Conflict and the Correlation of Forces

By Katu Arkonada on December 8, 2018

Evo Morales

The recent decision of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Bolivia to allow primaries for 8 parties for the general elections begins the electoral process for the presidential election that will take place in October 2019. (more…)

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