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Argentina Opens its Arms with Solidarity for Francia Márquez

By Bill Hackwell on July 31, 2022, from Buenos Aires

Francia Márquez, photo: Bill Hackwell

Last night in the packed national auditorium of the Kirchner Cultural Center, in the heart of Buenos Aires, 2000 people had the good fortune to hear the words of the Vice President-elect of Colombia Francia Márquez who represents a dramatic change in the geopolitical landscape of her country, that in over 200 years has never seen any administration even remotely progressive until now. (more…)

Venezuela Blasts UK Ruling Denying Access to their Gold

By Ricardo Vaz on July 30, 2022

On Friday, the High Court of England and Wales decided in favor of opposition politician Juan Guaidó and dismissed a new effort by the Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) to regain control over their 31 tons of gold reserves worth an estimated US $1.7 billion. (more…)

Evo Morales Calls For a Global Campaign to Eliminate NATO

By Jeremy Kuzmarov  on July 30, 2022

In an interview with British journalist Matt Kennard at his home in El Trópico, a small town four hours from Cochabamba in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, former Bolivian president Evo Morales (2006-2019) called for an international campaign to eliminate NATO (more…)

Panama: The Structural Causes of the Social Explosion

By Olmedo Beluche on July 29, 2022

photo: Larish Julio

In the last 20 years, Panama has shown macroeconomic figures that the neoliberals love, in particular a sustained growth of the GDP based on private accumulation as a result of the reversion of the canal to Panamanian sovereignty. (more…)

AMLO Is Trying to Free Mexico and Latin America from the US’s Imperial Grip

By Medea Benjamin on June 23, 2022

AMLO interacts with supporters from the Lombardy Hotel. photo: Portico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is wildly popular among Mexicans at home and abroad. It’s not just because of his domestic policies: AMLO is also playing a key role in challenging US dominance in Latin America. (more…)

A Canadian Left View on Cuba’s July 26 Moncada

By Arnold August on July 26, 2022

In 1953, when virtually all the progressive and revolutionary forces in Cuba offered no viable solution to oppose the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship, Fidel Castro and his comrades did indeed work out a path. It was a route characterized by game-changing statements coupled with exceptionally courageous deeds, out of which emerged the July 26 Movement. (more…)

Chile between a New Constitution and a Campaign of Fear

By Gustavo A Maranges on July 28, 2022

Since July 4 Chile has been going through one of the most important processes in its history: the campaign for the approval of the new Constitution. The draft constitution that will be voted on September 4 is the result of an entire year of work by the Constituent Assembly composed of 154 people representing all sectors of Chilean society. (more…)

The Pope Apologizes For Cultural Genocide against Indigenous Communities in Canada

By Alejandra Garcia on July 28, 2022

An Indigenous woman sings a powerful rendition of O’ Canada, in Cree during the Pope’s visit. photo: Gavin John, Globe and Mail

Canada is opening its eyes to the past as it gradually uncovers with horror the traces of colonization and religion in the country. This is happening since a year ago when a mass grave with 215 remains of indigenous children was discovered in the vicinity of a former residential school in the British Columbia province in May, 2021. (more…)

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