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From Miami to Lima, the twisted path of the Summit of the Americas

By Sergio Alejandro Gómez on April 9, 2018

Cuban delegation arriving in Lima. Photo: Roberto Suarez

The Eighth Summit of the Americas, set to be held April 13-14 in Lima, Peru, is the latest event organized by a controversial mechanism, which makes little contribution to regional integration, (more…)

Family Remittances: An Important Part of the Economy of Nicaragua

By Chuck Kaufman on April 11, 2018

Photo: Bill Hackwell

In 2017 Nicaraguans sent $1.3 billion in remittances to family back home. That’s a lot of money. (more…)

Venezuela Rejects Swiss Sanctions & Panama Accusations of Funding WMD and Terrorism

By Paul Dobson on April 3, 2018

Venezuelan authorities hit back at their counterparts in Panama and Switzerland this week after they approved new measures targeting Caracas. (more…)

Brazil, the Assassination of Justice; a Coup in a Coup

By Stella Calloni on April 6, 2018

Sergio Moro, Photo: AFP

Can a Federal Superior Court (TSF) in a country like Brazil function and hold sessions as if nothing had happened, after at least three generals, one of them the current Army Chief, publicly warned that if former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva did not go to jail, they would be “forced” to carry out a military coup? (more…)

Bolivia’s TIPNIS Dispute

By Stansfield Smith on April 4th, 2018

Photo: Raul Martinez Candio

As has become a standard operating procedure, an array of Western environmental NGOs, advocates of indigenous rights and liberal-left alternative media cover up the US role in attempts to overturn the anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal governments of Rafael Correa in Ecuador and Evo Morales in Bolivia. (more…)

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