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Argentinian Unions Mobilize Against Runaway Inflation

August 17, 2022

Argentinian unions and social movements are marching today towards the National Congress to protest against runaway inflation and ‘speculators’. (more…)

Cuba Thanks Venezuela for Offer to Help in Rebuilding after the Matanzas Fire

August 17, 2022

Maduro honoring Venezuelan firefighters who had been in Cuba

Today Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel expressed his gratitude to his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolás Maduro, who earlier had announced that his nation will support the reconstruction of the crude oil storage tanks that caught fire after being struck by lightning in the western province of Matanzas. (more…)

Cuba and the Peace Talks between the ELN and the Colombian Government; New Opportunities vs. Old Obstacles (PART II)

By Gustavo A Maranges on August 18, 2022 from Havana

Colombian Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyva and Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez

Last week, it became public that the newly formed Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will re-establish peace talks in the coming weeks. The statement was made by Foreign Affairs Minister Alvaro Leyva in Havana, the city where negotiations were taking place until they stalled. (more…)

Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega Calls Out President of Argentina about Seized Venezuela Plane

By Ana Perdigón on August 16, 2022

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, has criticized his Argentinian counterpart, Alberto Fernández, for following orders from the United States and for having the Venezuelan Boeing 747-300 detained in Buenos Aires, along with its crew. (more…)

Colombia: Francia Márquez Announces Creation of Ministry of Equality

August 14, 2022

Francia Marquez, photo: Bill Hackwell

The Vice President of Colombia, Francia Márquez, symbolically took office in her homeland, in the department of Cauca, where she announced that this week the creation of the Ministry of Equality, which she herself will lead, will be filed in Congress. (more…)

Cuba and Mexico’s Constant Support in Difficult Times

By Alejandra Garcia on August 16, 2022 from Havana

AMLO and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel

This 2022, Cuba and Mexico celebrated 120 years of uninterrupted diplomatic relations, marked by the historical ties of brotherhood and solidarity that unite both nations. Since ancient times, the two countries have maintained true sisterly relations due to their geographic proximity, migration, language, music, sports, culture and idiosyncrasy. (more…)

Over 900,000 Brazilians Sign Letter in Defense of Democracy

August 11, 2022

Reading the letter at the Law School in the University of Brasília. Photo: Janelson Ferreira/MST

On Thursday August 11, tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in defense of free elections and against political violence and to launch the “Letter to Brazilians in defense of the Democratic State of Law”. The actions organized by the “Out Bolsonaro” campaign, a coalition of diverse people’s movements, trade unions, and civil society organizations, have estimated that actions were organized in at least 49 cities, (more…)

American Curios: Judging who is Democratic

By David Brooks on August 15, 2022

photo: Evo Morales

The White House’s Western Hemisphere envoy told a forum in Cartagena last week that “40 years ago the United States would have done everything possible to prevent the election of Gustavo Petro,” and once someone like him was in power, “it would have done almost everything possible to sabotage his government. But those were Cold War policies, he argued, and today for the U.S. government, “ideology no longer matters”… but only if a government is “democratically elected and governs democratically”. (more…)

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