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Argentina: Conflict in Río Negro Intensifies as Police Surround Mapuche Quemquemtrew Community

By Adriana Meyer on October 20, 2021

photo: Denali DeGraf

Known personalities Nora Cortiñas, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, María Elena Naddeo and Juan Grabois, among other representatives of social and human rights organizations, are on alert because of the hardening of the position of Río Negro govenor, Arabela Carreras, regarding the conflict for the territorial recovery of the Mapuche Quemquemtrew community, and they will travel to Viedma to raise their concerns in a meeting with the governor. (more…)

Mauricio Macri and the Old Wedge of Power in the Universities

By Jorge Majfud on October 15, 2021

Mauricio Macri, photo: EFE

Mauricio Macri, ex-President of Argentina, announced, “I have been called upon by the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom of Florida International University to be part of their program of academic leadership.”  Since they love that word “leadership” they string it together with this business of “academic.” (more…)

Global Supply Crisis Hits the US

October 18, 2021

photo: Dean Musgrove

Thousands of containers piling up every day at the neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the main gateways to Asia for trade that feeds the U.S. with imported goods and also allows outbound domestically manufactured goods. (more…)

Chile, Two Years after the Popular Uprising

By Atilio Boron on October 18, 2021

That October 18, 2019 was a blow that, in one fell swoop, brought down the deceptive facade of the conservative regime and inaugurated a new stage in the history of Chile. The enormous injustices maintained and deepened during the very slow (and failed) “democratic transition” initiated in 1990 were exposed. (more…)

Bolivia Remains Relentless Against Coup Plotters

By Alejandra Garcia on October 17, 2021

repression in Bolivia during the Anez dictatorship

October 20 Bolivia will mark two years since what became the preamble to a violent and bloody coup d’état against former president Evo Morales (2006-2019). (more…)

Venezuelan Diplomat Kidnapped by the United States

October 16, 2021

Jorge Rodriguez

The Venezuelan government has denounced the kidnapping of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, by the government of the United States, aided by Cape Verdean authorities who tortured Saab and kept him arbitrarily imprisoned for 491 days without arrest order and without due process (more…)

The “Green Conscience” of the Rich

By Geraldina Colotti on October 15, 2021

During the III China-Celac Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation, the Venezuelan Vice-Minister for Research and Application of Knowledge, Francisco Durán, said that it is necessary to make a critical reflection on the aspiration of perpetual economic growth since it is not feasible and has caused an extraordinary planetary environmental crisis. (more…)

Peru: President Castillo Highlights Strategic Partnership with China

October 15, 2021

Today Peruvian President Pedro Castillo highlighted the strategic partnership nature of economic relations between his country and China following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. (more…)

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