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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…)

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…)

The Hardliners and the Cynics Fight to use the Internet as a Weapon against Cuba

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on December 9, 2018

The State Department’s Internet Task Force for Cuba, meeting for the second time since its first meeting in February, ended without agreement. The hard liners, who demand more money from the taxpayers (more…)

López Obrador Inaugurated Surrounded by a Multitude: “For the Good of all, First the Poor”

December 1, 2018

“Mexico will not stop thinking about Simon Bolivar and Jose Marti, who together with Benito Juarez continue to guide (more…)

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