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Venezuela / Chavismo Overwhelming Win, a Moment to Celebrate, but Nobody Should Let their Guard Down

By Carlos Aznárez, on October 15, 2017

As they did on July 30 Chavismo has won again in Venezuela, and they won for several indisputable reasons. The first because the elections occurred in a context of absolute peace, without any incidents.  (more…)

Mumia Abu Jamal on Puerto Rico: ’A colony by Any Name’

By Mumia Abu-Jamal on October 14, 2017

On Christopher Columbus’s second voyage to what was called the West Indies, he visited Puerto Rico, called Boriquen by the native Arawaks dwelling on the island. (more…)

Volunteer Nurses in Puerto Rico Fear FEMA Is Failing

By Jennifer Bendery on October 12, 2017

Residents of Juyuya wait in the rain for more than seven hours to register with FEMA. Photo: Mario Tama

Water is rationed. Scabies is spreading. Grocery stores are lined with empty shelves, if they’re open at all. People are fainting as they wait in lines for hours in sweltering heat, because they have to check into a FEMA hub to get small amounts of food and supplies being guarded by armed officers. That’s if they can even make it to FEMA.

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So Long Columbus: Latin America Sticks to Its Roots and Celebrates Indigenous Resistance

October 11, 2017

In recent years, the world has seen massive protests against the commemoration of Christopher Columbus day on October 9 with many nations choosing to replace it with a celebration of Indigenous communities. (more…)

The Legacy of the MINUSTAH in Haití: Rapes, Cholera and 30,000 Deaths

By Vanessa Martina Silva on October 6, 2017

Brazilian soldiers landed on Haiti in 2004 to lead troops from different countries in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). On September 1, the soldiers returned to Brazil, and by October, all foreign militaries must be out of the Caribbean territory. (more…)

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