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Immigration in the US is Big Business

By Mirko C. Trudeau on April 13, 2024

The foreign-born immigrant population in the United States grew by more than 15 percent in the last 12 years, and it is the labor force of these 32.5 million workers, generally overworked Latin Americans, that is one of the main causes behind strong U.S. economic growth. (more…)

Cuba: Five Years since the Vile and Absurd Kidnapping of Assel and Landy

Statement by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 12, 2024

Cuban doctors Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodríguez Hernández, 

Five years have elapsed since the April 12, 2019 kidnapping in Kenya of Doctors Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodríguez Hernández, Cuban doctors who were serving in that country as part of an intergovernmental cooperation agreement in which they were voluntarily participating. (more…)

Venezuela: Coup d’Etat of the Surnames

By William Gomez Garcia on April 11, 2024

the 2002 coup in Venezuela failed because of the people. photo: Bill Hackwell

Today we are facing a new date of April 11, 12, 13 and 14 that reminds us of April 2002, where it seems that no one learned from that lesson. Despite the fact that 22 years have passed since the coup d’état when the opposition, led by Pedro Carmona Estanga, briefly removed Commander Hugo Chávez from the government. (more…)

Beyond Differences: Maduro and Petro Consolidate Cooperation

April 11, 2024

Maduro and Petro advancing relations.

Maduro and Petro advancing relations

The fifth meeting in Caracas between the presidents of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and Colombia, Gustavo Petro, reflects the rapprochement and strengthening of diplomatic relations between the two countries as a shared project. In this frank and constructive dialogue, the interest in maintaining an open channel of communication to jointly address the challenges and opportunities that arise at the binational, regional and international levels was evident. (more…)

Brazil Warns of Neo-Fascism Upsurge and Holds Elon Musk Responsible

By Alejandra Garcia on April 10,2024

Elon Musk, photo Angelo Carconi, EFE

Brazil’s President Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva on Wednesday warned about a reality that is no longer a secret: neoliberalism is aggravating the inequality that plagues democracies and among the rubble extreme right-wing adventurers are arising who deny politics. Brazil is no stranger to this phenomenon, encouraged especially during the government of the nefarious Jair Bolsonaro, and it is “urgent to break the dissonance between the voice of the markets and the voice of the streets”. (more…)

Cuba, Those Who Stay

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on April 11, 2024

photo: Bill Hackwell

Contrary to the inertia of the news that tells of Cubans leaving, they have not left their family homes or their land; they resisted the promise of no more queues or blackouts and the exodus to any other shore of the Atlantic. (more…)

The Case for Puerto Rican Independence

By Alberto C. Medina on April 10, 2024

The ongoing violence in Palestine has been a sobering reminder that colonialism is not, as some have claimed, merely a “trendy academic theory.” It is a political condition still endured by millions around the world. That includes the 3.2 million people of Puerto Rico who are both citizens—and colonial subjects—of the United States. (more…)

Ecuador is Overflowing

By José Ernesto Nováez Guerrero on April 8, 2024

the arrest of former Ecuadorian vice president Jorge Glas, photo: AFP

On the night of Friday, April 5, the Ecuadorian police forcibly broke into the Mexican embassy in Quito. Special detachments with heavy weapons and armored vehicles participated in the operation, where former Vice President Jorge Glas was arrested, Mexican diplomatic personnel were mistreated and international legality, particularly the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, was completely violated. (more…)

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