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Brazil: A Presidential Election that will Mark the Immediate Future of Latin America

By Gustavo A Maranges on September 29, 2022

Lula verses Bolsonaro

Interview with Latin American political scientist and film maker Micaela Ovelar on the current scenario in the South American country and other defining issues ahead of the presidential election (more…)

Cuba Slowly Begins to Recover From Devastating Hurricane Ian

By Alejandra Garcia on September 29, 2022 from Havana

photo: Bill Hackwell

Cuba is slowly rising from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which left desolate images in the western part of the country. Fallen trees and power lines crossed in the streets are part of the scene of many of the communities that felt the force of its winds, especially Pinar del Río. It is also very common to see the same neighbors cutting down trees with axes in hand, sweeping the streets, piling up the leaves that are already beginning to dry on the pavement. (more…)

Four Straight Years of Nonstop Street Protest in Haiti

By Vijay Prashad on September 29, 2022

A cycle of protests began in Haiti in July 2018, and—despite the pandemic—has carried on since then. The core reason for the protest in 2018 was that in March of that year the government of Venezuela—due to the illegal sanctions imposed by the United States—could no longer ship discounted oil to Haiti through the PetroCaribe scheme. Fuel prices soared by up to 50 percent. (more…)

At UN, Nicaragua Calls for Global Rebellion against Imperialism and Capitalism

By Benjamin Norton on September 27, 2022

Denis Moncada

Nicaragua’s Sandinista government used its platform at the United Nations General Assembly to call for a global rebellion against the “imperialist and capitalist system” that is “bleeding the world dry.” (more…)

US Hybrid War against Venezuela Goes to Court: The Case of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

By John Philpot and Roger D. Harris on September 29, 2022

photo: Maria Isabel Batista

Ambassador Alex Saab, a victim of the US economic war to achieve regime change in Venezuela, has been under arrest for over two years. This article recounts the developments in the diplomat’s court case. Saab is fighting against his illegal detention and extradition before the 8th District Court in Miami. (more…)

The “Leftism of the Americas Collapses at the Door of Haitian Sovereignty

By Jemima Pierre on September 28, 2022

It is an exhilarating time for the “leftists” of the Americas. This past week, at the 77th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, leader after Latin American leader made grand statements against U.S. and Western imperialism, the hypocrisy of U.S. foreign policy, the violations of human rights, and the West’s assault on the sovereignty of smaller nations. (more…)

Culture of Peace

By Soledad Cruz Guerra on September 27, 2022

photo: Bill Hackwell

When the threat of a third world war seems like a near danger, the 77th General Assembly of the UN has shown in most of the interventions of the member states the alarming situation of the planet and the non-existence of a culture of peace, despite the fact that the emergence of that organization was due to the need to rid the world of wars that prevent development, progress and welfare. (more…)

First News after Hurricane Ian Sweeps Western Cuba

By Gustavo A Maranges on September 27, 2022 from Havana

President Miguel Diaz Canel in Pinar Del Rio this morning. photo: Estudios Revolución

Update: We sent this out last night and since then the entire country of Cuba is without electricity after a failure in the national grid. Reports are saying that 2 people have died from the storm in Pinar Del Rio and flooding is  occurring in Mayabeque, Artemisa, Havana and Pinar Del Rio Provinces. Currently we are out of contact with our correspondents who live there. -Editorial.  Since last night, Hurricane Ian began to hit Cuba’s western provinces, especially La Isla de la Juventud (Youth Island) and Pinar del Rio, the province where it landed at 3:25 AM. Ian, a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, made landfall in the town of La Coloma, San Luis municipality on the southern coast of Pinar del Rio. (more…)

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