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Dominican Republic: Abinader Re-Elected Amid Great Challenges Ahead

By Alejandra Garcia on May 21, 2024

Luis Abinader, and his wife Raquel Arbaje Soneh react after the preliminary results of the presidential election, in Santo Domingo, photo: Henry Romero, Reuters

On Sunday, presidential elections were held in the Dominican Republic, giving the victory to the incumbent president, Luis Abinader, who is heading for a second term full of challenges. Social debts and marked inequalities persist in the country, amid a deficient health care system, along with the expansion of the informal economy, while overall poverty stands at 23.0 % and extreme poverty at 3.2 %. (more…)

Hybrid Wars in Latin America

By Jorge Elbaum on May 21, 2024

Southern Command head Laura Richardson

Between June 13 and 15, the G7 Leaders Summit, the organization responsible for the neo-colonial and financialist policies implemented at a global level, will be held in the Apulia region, in Italy. (more…)

Spain Recalls Ambassador to Argentina After Milei Refers to Spanish PM Sánchez as a ‘Scumbag’

May 20, 2024

Javier Milei

In Madrid this past weekend, the president of Argentina, Javier Milei, referred to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez as a “scumbag” and referred to Sánchez’s wife, Begoña Gómez, as “corrupt.” As a result, Spain has recalled its Ambassador to Argentina until further notice. (more…)

U.S.-Cuba: Lists, Elections and Marked Cards

By Omar Rafael García Lazo on May 20, 2024

US embassy in Havana, photo: Bill Hackwell

The author unravels the true meaning of the recent U.S. announcement on the exclusion of Cuba from the unilateral list of countries “that do not collaborate” with its government in the “fight against terrorism”, while keeping it on another spurious and aggressive list of alleged sponsors of this scourge. (more…)

Mexico-Guatemala: A Border that Won’t be Divided

By Alejandra Garcia on May 19, 2024

Migrants continue their journey north in hopes of reaching the U.S. border, in Tapachula, Chiapas on the Guatemalan border, photo: AP

The common border between Mexico and Guatemala, with the Suchiate River as its natural boundary, is facing record migration flows, with an increase of almost 200 percent in irregular migrants intercepted in the first quarter of this year in the Aztec country. (more…)

The Biggest Obstacle to Free and Fair Elections in Venezuela is the US: Prospects for the Presidential Contest under Conditions of Blackmail

By Roger D. Harris on May 19, 2024

For all the hullabaloo about “free and fair elections” in Venezuela by the US government, its sycophantic corporate press deliberately ignores the elephant in the room – namely, the so-called sanctions designed to make life so miserable that the people will acquiesce to Washington’s plan for regime change. (more…)

Whatever Happened to Reversing Trump’s Cuba Policies?

By David Montgomery on May 16, 2024

May 1, Havana, Internationalists call for an end to the blockade of Cuba in front of the US embassy, photo: Bill Hackwell

After campaigning on reversing Trump’s regressive policies in the region, Cuban Americans are frustrated by the president’s subsequent passivity. (more…)

Cuba Has Never Stood Idly By

May 15, 2024 from Havana

Foto: Estudios Revolución

Interview granted by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, to Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish professor and journalist, at the Palace of the Revolution, on May 11, 2024, “Year 66 of the Revolution”. (more…)

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