Colombia: Greatest Challenge for New Government; Achieving Total Peace

By Mercedes López San Miguel on August 7, 2022

Gustavo Petro, photo: Europa Press

The unprecedented progressive turn that Colombia is experiencing today is due, on the one hand, to the long road traveled to converge in the Historical Pact and, on the other hand, to the Peace Agreement signed between the guerrillas of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the State, in 2016. From then on, the leftist parties, besieged for decades, ceased to be stigmatized as actors of the armed conflict. (more…)

What’s Happening with Cuba’s Energy Crises?

By Gustavo A Maranges on August 7, 2022 from Havana

photo: Bill Hackwell

Last week was very unusual in Cuba. A country characterized by its stability and calmness saw several protests take place throughout the whole country. The main cause of these events was the persistent power cuts that the Cuban Electric Union (UNE) has been forced to make due to fuel shortages and breakdowns in its generating plants. (more…)

Strike in Panama: Progress and Challenges in the Negotiations with the Government

By Gustavo A Maranges on August 4, 2022

“Enough of the high cost of the basic food basket” photo:

After several weeks of strikes and highway blockades, on July 21st, the Panamanian government decided to cooperate in the solution to the current political and social crisis in the country and initiated a dialogue with the representatives of the organizations leading the national strike. (more…)

Hate Campaign Targets Bridges of Love for Its Solidarity Work with Cuba

By Alejandra Garcia on August 4, 2022, from Havana

Carlos Laso meeting with Cuban President  Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Marco Rubio has done it again. The man famous for slandering and being ashamed of his Cuban and Latino roots once again made a fool of himself before the world by requesting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct an “immediate” inquiry into the ties between the U.S.-based solidarity group Puentes de Amor and Cuba. (more…)

A Referendum in Cuba on the Code of Affections

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on August 4, 2022 from Havana

photo: Bill Hackwell

The Code of Families in Cuba goes to referendum next September 25, after months of popular debate. In view of the solid arguments in its favor, little has been said against it that can be legally analyzed: religious dogmas (which should be exclusive to those who practice such beliefs and not imposed on a non-confessional society), prejudices, ignorance or simply outright falsehoods. (more…)

The Miracle of Nancy Pelosi

By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein on August 3, 2022

Nancy Pelosi, photo: Bill Hackwell

The visit of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the provocation to China that it entails, can only be interpreted as one more action in the escalation of tensions that Washington wants to generate in the world in order to sustain its global hegemony. (more…)

Child Labor is Alive and Well in the United States

By Natalia Marques on July 28, 2022

On July 22, Reuters revealed that a subsidiary of auto giant Hyundai, SMART, had been employing migrant children in Luverne, Alabama. Reuters learned of the underage labor exploitation through local police, the family of three child workers, and eight former and current employees of the subsidiary’s plant. (more…)

Argentina Abre sus Brazos Solidarios a Francia Márquez

Por Bill Hackwell el 31 de julio de 2022, desde Buenos Aires

Francia Márquez, foto: Bill Hackwell

Anoche, en el abarrotado auditorio nacional del Centro Cultural Kirchner, en el corazón de Buenos Aires, 2000 personas tuvieron la suerte de escuchar las palabras de la vicepresidenta electa de Colombia Francia Márquez, quien representa un cambio dramático en el panorama geopolítico de su país, que en más de 200 años no ha visto ninguna administración ni remotamente progresista hasta ahora. (more…)

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