Monthly Venezuela Webinar: Communes in the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela & Elections

Venezuela Monthly Webinar Series

This series of one-hour webinars on the last Tuesday of each month features scholars, Venezuela government officials, writers, solidarity activists and others with firsthand knowledge of Venezuela and US-Venezuela relations. Venezuela remains a top target of US “regime change” strategies and will remain so no matter who is elected president in November. These webinars are designed to inform and…

Nicanotes: NICA Act passes the House. Now What?

By Chuck Kaufman The NICA Act passed the House of Representatives last Wednesday by unanimous consent. This is the bill that is intended to block Nicaragua from access to multilateral loans from the World Bank, IMF, and others. Thank you to readers who responded to our Alert and contacted their Representatives. I’m particularly angry that the Act passed…

Massacre in Tumaco – US Pushes for More Repression

by James Jordan The Colombian National Police massacred between 8 and 16 persons, wounding more than 50, in the municipality of Tumaco, Nariño on Thursday afternoon, October 5, 2017. The attack was directed against protesting coca growing families demanding the government fulfill its commitments to voluntary eradication programs. Additionally, on Sunday, October 8, 2017, the…

NicaNotes: Movie Review: American Made: Reagan’s Drug Running & The Drug War Featuring Tom Cruise

  By John Kotula According to Rotten Tomatoes, the new Tom Cruise movie, “American Made,” opened in the US on September 27. It opened earlier, playing at the mall in Managua. Never being one to pass up air-conditioning, I went, munched popcorn and thoroughly enjoyed it, as did the Nicaraguan audience that filled the theater. Their laughter was a couple of…