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Interview with Oscar López Rivera: “Fighting is not a Futile Exercise”

By Mari Mari Narváez on May 17, 2017

While many of us could hardly concentrate on everyday matters as we thought obsessively about the fragile and unfortunate fate of Oscar López Rivera, the former political prisoner painted peacefully in the prison in Terre Haute Indiana. (more…)

Venezuela: a Threat to US Energy Hegemony?

By Raul Burbano on May 18, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Since the election of Hugo Chavez in 1999, Venezuela has achieved impressive gains in health care, education, and reduction in poverty, while at the same time wrestled economic and political control from the country’s elite. (more…)

Brazil in Crisis; IMF Solution? More Neoliberal Austerity

May 19, 2017

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, urged Brazil to maintain austerity measures in a report released Friday, one day after scandal-ridden and unelected President Michel Temer refused to step down in the face of widespread strikes and protests. (more…)

Interview with the Chief of the Peace Delegation of the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN): “We Have a Problem in the Dialogue in that some of us want Peace and others don’t.”

By Carlos Aznárez on May 13, 2017

Pablo Beltrán. Photo: Resumen Latinoamericano

Last Thursday, in Havana, Cuba, the director of Resumen Latinoamericano interviewed the chief of the peace delegation on the Colombian ELN, Commander Pablo Beltrán. On that same day, the leaderships of the ELN and the FARC guerrillas met with Cuban leader Raúl Castro and presented him with a report of what both delegations had discussed for several days in the Cuban capital. (more…)

One Puerto Rican Freedom Fighter Welcomes another One Home

By Rafael Cancel Miranda on May 17, 2017

Welcome, Oscar Lopez Rivera, to the streets of your Homeland. I do not welcome you to freedom because a man like you is always free, no matter where they are. And because they are free, they never strop struggling for the freedom of their people. I hope soon we can embrace each other. (more…)

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