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…)

Mexico: Cuban Doctors Needed

La Jornada Editorial on May 17, 2022

Cuban doctors march in May 1 solidarity demonstration, photo: Bill Hackwell

Last Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that during his visit to Cuba a health agreement was signed that includes the hiring of more than 500 doctors from the island to face the deficit that our country has, particularly in the most vulnerable areas; the sending of Mexican general practitioners to that nation to be trained in specialties and the importation of the Cuban vaccine against covid-19 to be applied in children. (more…)

“A Limited Step in the Right Direction” Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba

May 16, 2022

Today, the US government announced several measures, positive but very limited in scope, regarding Cuba in the areas of visas, regular migration, flights to the provinces, remittances and adjustments to regulations for transactions with the non-state sector. (more…)

Summit of the Americas or Summit of the Exclusions?

By Alejandra Garcia on May 15, 2022 from Havana

The United States has decided to exclude Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the IX Summit of the Americas, scheduled to be held June 8-10 in Los Angeles, but the continent has not remained silent. (more…)

Argentines on the Debt: “It should be Paid by those who Wasted It”

By Gustavo A Maranges on May 15, 2022

No to the IMF, photo: Gaston Cuello

The history between Argentine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is more than troublesome. Last week, the Argentine Senate passed a bill aimed to settle the last chapter, which was opened after former President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) borrowed US$44 billion (more…)

The Hours of Sunshine

By Ilka Oliva-Corado on May 13, 2022

Photo: David Bacon

Cayetana turns on the stove and begins to heat the food that she will put in the containers for her lunch, it is four o’clock in the morning. (more…)

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