Spending MLK Day in Cuba

By Mark Ginsburg on February 7, 2024

MLK Center in Havana

A country the US still calls ‘terrorist’ celebrates the legacy of a US civil rights leader (more…)

Argentina: Crisis for Milei as Austerity Bill Is Defeated 

By Otto Fors and R.F.Landers on February 7, 2024

photo: Enfoque Rojo

This week in Argentina, members of congress voted on the highly repressive Omnibus Bill proposed by far-right president Javier Milei. After a general strike and four days of massive mobilizations, the bill was withdrawn. It’s a huge victory for the working class and the movement in the streets. (more…)

Dawn is Breaking Out All Over and the World is Waking Up

By Vijay Prashad on February 8, 2024

On 2 February 2024, the people of Venezuela celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. On that day in 1999, Hugo Chávez took office as the president of Venezuela and began a process of Latin American integration that – because of US intransigence – accelerated into an anti-imperialist process. (more…)

“Keep Fighting”: Leonard Peltier’s Message to Supporters on 48 Years Since Arrest

February 6, 2024

Leonard Peltier has been unjustly imprisoned for 48 years on this day. In this letter, he reflects on the anniversary of his incarceration and calls upon all to “keep fighting”. (more…)

The “Human Rights Industry” and Nicaragua

By John Perry on February 6, 2024

Why do United Nations human rights bodies focus on some countries, but not others? Why do organizations like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International appear to ignore important evidence presented to them? And why do the media repeat stories of human rights abuses without questioning their veracity? (more…)

Colombia: Evo Morales Supports Petro and Accuses U.S. of Judicial Coups in Latin America

February 5, 2024

Evo Morales and Gustavo Petro

Evo Morales has added his support to the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, in the face of an “attempted judicial coup” and has accused the U.S. of promoting these types of judicial coups in Latin America. (more…)

El Salvador: Bukele Reelected Despite Irregularities and Violations to Democracy

By Alejandra Garcia on February 6, 2024

Bukele’s re election celebration

This Sunday, candidate for re-election Nayib Bukele proclaimed himself president of El Salvador with just 30 percent of the votes counted. “This has been an overwhelming victory, in which we have received more than 85% of the votes,” said the president, 42, amid claims of irregularities, violations of democracy, and problems with the vote count. (more…)

Venezuela: After 25 Years the Revolution is Still Standing

By Geraldina Colotti February 5, 2024

Hugo Chávez Frías.

If history is not reduced to a museum, dates and anniversaries remind of the struggle of the oppressed classes, which have built or suffered its courses and resources. If history is not reduced to parody, it celebrates moments and figures who interpreted its meaning by anticipating leaps and ruptures and adds new pages to the book of the future. And new flags are raised. (more…)

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