Currently Browsing: News

On the Upcoming Summit of the Americas: Some Ingredients of American Democracy

By José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez on May 20, 2022

In most public presentations by U.S. politicians the word democracy is repeated over and over again, but without offering definitions about the concept they are referring to. From their perspective, democracy is something supreme that would be above a specific social economic regime, above the very idea of nation, giving the impression of being an inclusive space, when in fact it is the opposite. (more…)

Brazil: The Proposal of the South for a Single Regional Currency

By Jorge Marchini, Resumen Latinoamericano on May 19, 2022.

Less than six months before the elections, the two-time president of Brazil and pre-candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who will face the current president Jair Bolsonaro in October, defended the creation of a single currency in Latin America, as part of the expansion of relations between the countries of the region. (more…)

The Summit and the Crisis of US Hegemony

By Angel Guerra Cabrera on April 18, 2022

illustration: Victor Aquilar

The chaotic political situation created by the United States (US) government in the face of the IX edition of the so-called Summit of the Americas reflects, in the first place, the reluctance of the empire to accept the serious crisis of leadership and hegemony it suffers on a global scale. Washington has aroused rebellion and distrust in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with its shady and undemocratic handling of the preparations for the upcoming meeting in Los Angeles, and its exclusionary attitude as host. (more…)

José Martí: A Quiet Solemnity 127 Years after His Death

By Alejandra Garcia on May 19, 2022, from Havana

Jose Marti, photo: Bill Hackwell

One hundred and twenty-seven years ago, Cuba lost its most illustrious son, José Martí. He lived, thought, wrote, and was inspired by his country. Martí was devoted to the struggle for Cuba’s independence from the Spanish regime and lost his life a few days after the beginning of the second -and definitive- stage of the war for independence (more…)

US  Government Denies Visas to Cuban Civil Society Delegation to People’s Summit

May 18, 2022, Los Angeles – For Immediate Release

Peoples Summit for Democracy, June 8, 9 and 10, Los Angeles

The People’s Summit for Democracy is outraged by the decision of the United States government to deny visas to a 23 person delegation from Cuban civil society to attend the Summit in Los Angeles on June 8,9 and 10. The denial of their visas is an affront to the same democratic values that the US government and its “Summit of the Americas” pretends to uphold. With this decision and Cuba’s exclusion from Biden’s official Summit, Cuba has been denied a voice in vital discussions about democracy, integration, and regional cooperation. (more…)

Why Are Colombian Election Candidates Auditioning in Washington?

By Roger D. Harris on May 19, 2022

What does the election in Colombia mean for the people? photo Leon Hernandez

Staging a vice-presidential candidates debate in the runup to Colombia’s May 29th national elections was entirely appropriate.  Nevertheless, the location of the event in Washington and its promotion by US-state functionaries requires some explanation. Because of its venue and sponsors, the affair had elements of an audition or a vetting process overseen by the US government. (more…)

Caracas Confirms that Washington Authorized U.S. and European Oil Companies to Restart Operations in Venezuela

May 17, 2022

Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodríguez confirmed on Tuesday that the U.S. government authorized U.S. and European oil companies to “negotiate and restart operations” with the South American country, this amid a complex package of sanctions that Washington has imposed against Caracas for at least a decade. (more…)

Biden’s Measures Toward Cuba: Not Enough

By Alejandra Garcia and Gustavo A Maranges on May 17, 2022 from Havana

like the virus, the US blockade isolates. photo: Bill Hackwell

On May 16, the United States’ government announced some cosmetic changes in its foreign policy towards Cuba. The decision came after five years of the harshest enforcement of the blockade ever seen, first during the Donald Trump-Era, and then maintained to the maximum by the Joe Biden administration. (more…)

« Previous Entries Next Entries »