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Honduras: David Castillos Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Murder of Berta Cáceres

By Marcia Perdomo and the editorial staff on June 20, 2022

image: Criterio

After four postponed hearings, sixteen minutes were enough to read the sentence against Roberto David Castillo Mejía, who must serve a total of 22 years and six months in prison for the murder of indigenous environmentalist Berta Isabel Cáceres. (more…)

Will they Not Pass?

By: David Brooks on June 17, 2022

Jan. 6 attack on US Congress, photo: Tyler Merbler/creative commons

At the same time that Joe Biden and his team were acting as supreme judges of democracies at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, at the other end of the country, in Washington, Congressman Bennie Thompson, chairman of the Select Committee on January 6 (more…)

Five Years after Trump’s 243 Measures: A Blockade that Some Say Does not Exist

By Elson Concepción Pérez on June 18, 2021

down with blockade, photo: Yaimi Ravelo

Five years ago today, Donald Trump dusted off the rhetoric of the Cold War and intensified the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba compiling the unusual figure of 243 measures. (more…)

A Tale of Two Summits

By Rick Sterling on June 17, 2022

photo: Bill Hackwell

Last week (June 8-10) there were two summits in Los Angeles, California:  the Summit of the Americas hosted by the US State Department and the Peoples Summit hosted by US and international activist organizations. (more…)

Presidential Elections in Colombia, What Media Says and the Reality

By Gustavo A Maranges on June 16, 2022

Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez, a hope for Colombia

Colombia’s Presidential Elections runoff is just hours away, while tensions and uncertainty are growing fast in the South American country. (more…)

Cuba: A Father’s Day without Fear of Hugs

By Alejandra Garcia on June 16, 2022, from Havana

photo: Irene Perez

Every third Sunday of June, Cuban families celebrate Father’s Day, a tradition we inherited from the United States in 1938. But this Sunday will be different. (more…)

Summit of the Americas Flops While Workers Summit Exposes Cracks in the Imperial Façade

By Roger D. Harris on June 16, 2021

Workers Summit of the Americas, photo: Roger Harris

Valentín, the man next to us in line as we made our way across the international border, asked what we had been doing in Tijuana. (more…)

Ecuador: Fed up with Neoliberalism but Divided

By Ángel Guerra Cabrera on June 16, 2022

general strike in Ecuador, photo: RTVE

The indefinite national strike against the savage neoliberal policies of President Guillermo Lasso called by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) together with other social organizations entered its third day yesterday. (more…)

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