Venezuela-ALBA Weekly News 9.13.2019: Washington Disrupts Venezuela Negotiations and Increases Pressures on Cuba

Third Anti-imperialist Solidarity Conference for Democracy and against Neoliberalism. Havana, November 1-3, 2019 (click here for how to go) Venezuela Chavista Chronicles from Caracas with Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (part 3) Venezuelanalysis: Washington ‘Embargoes’ Negotiated Settlement in Venezuela In early August, there were rumours a pre-agreement concerning elections was being negotiated by the Maduro government and the…

NicaNotes: Green-smearing – from Nicaragua to Bolivia

By Stephen Sefton (A longer version of this piece was published on http://www.tortillaconsal.com/tortilla/node/7269? on September 4, 2019.) A fundamental dimension of contemporary psychological warfare has been dual-purpose corporate co-option of non-governmental organizations. In that psy-warfare dimension, NGOs serve both as disinformation partners with Western news media and too as false interlocutors in international forums and…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.6.2019 #268: Our Tasks and Perspectives to Defend Venezuela

Venezuela What Are Our Tasks and Perspectives to Defend Venezuela?  Many respected progressive and leftist intellectuals and analysts in North America and Europe are paying perhaps too much attention, or are carried away by, the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian revolution, without realizing that our main task is not to speculate about the revolutionary process…

NicaNotes: The Sun Doesn’t Go Down ‘Even a Little Bit’

By Jorge Capelan (Translated by Nan McCurdy. A longer version of this piece was published in managuaconamor.blogspot.com on Aug. 29, 2019) In Nicaragua, the sun continues to shine without declining an inch, as the great Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío stated. Tourism is recovering, agricultural production continues to increase, social programs do not stop, Managua welcomes…

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines Peace Accords

Originally published in Liberation A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia has emerged with the declaration by some former leaders of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People’s Army) that they are reorganizing and rearming as an insurgent force. Iván Márquez (aka Luciano Marín Arango) made the announcement in a press conference…