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The Beginning of the Transformation of the FARC into a Political Party

By Katu Arkonada on August 28, 2017

After being a clandestine organization since their creation in 1964, in response to repression in the Marquetalia region, the anthem of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) was heard in the center of Bogotá for the first time. (more…)

Protest in Cuba Denounces Threats of Donald Trump against Venezuela

August 25, 2017

ICAP President Fernando Gonzalez marching in support of the Bolivarian Revolution Photo: Roberto Garaycua Martinez

The Ambassador of Venezuela in Cuba, Alí Rodríguez, rejected yesterday in Havana the United States threats and plans against his country, where the White House seeks to overthrow the Government of President Nicolas Maduro. (more…)

Venezuela’s President Says Trump’s New Sanctions Mean Sacrifice but Opens Opportunities

August 25, 2017

President Nicolas Maduro says the new financial sanctions imposed by the U.S. president on Venezuela are illegal, and the first to suffer will be U.S. investors. (more…)

Coup’s Legacy of Violence, Corruption in Honduras Endures

By Linda Cooper and James Hodge on August 25, 21017

A member of the Honduran police arrests a man during anti-gang operations in 2012 in an area controlled by gang members in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (CNS photo/Gustavo Amador, EPA)

The legacy of a military coup that toppled a democratic government in Honduras eight years ago is ever present today: spiraling high-level corruption, endemic poverty, high crime rates, state repression, terror and targeted assassinations of environmentalists, indigenous leaders and journalists. (more…)

The United States is Trying to Strengthen its Military Presence in Latin America

By Carlos Aznarez on August 24, 2017

Like in the old days when Latin America was plagued with military dictatorships and armies under the co ordination and design of Plan Condor, today new rightist currents in the continent are generating disturbing scenarios reminiscent of that past. (more…)

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