Venezuela & ALBA News, 1.27.2023: CELAC Revived; Tours to Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

Peoples Dispatch: At CELAC, Latin American and Caribbean leaders reaffirm commitment to regional integration The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to advance in regional integration and unity at the 7th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Argentine President Fernández called for strengthening “institutionality and democracy in the face of a recalcitrant…

NicaNotes: Sixteen Years of Sandinista Government

You are invited to a Sunday, Feb. 5 Nicaragua Webinar With Camilo Mejia “Journey of a Native Son” 3pm Eastern, 2pm Nicaragua, noon Pacific, 8pm Greenwich/UK After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Camilo Mejia is a Nicaraguan citizen based in Miami, Florida. He joined the US military in…

Honduras Alert: Solidarity with STIBYS & all Honduran Pepsi Workers!

*español abajo Solidarity with STIBYS & all Honduran Pepsi Workers! by the Honduras Solidarity Network The Honduran Bottlers Union – STIBYS – has informed the Honduras Solidarity Network that Pepsi’s bottler and distributor in Latin America is engaged in union busting. The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC) is a company that has two PepsiCo executives…

Venezuela & ALBA News: 1.20.2023: Venezuelan Economic Growth under Continuing US Blockade; Bolivia to Prosecute Coup-Makers; Nicaragua’s Model Anti-Poverty Programs

TeleSur: President Maduro Presents Report on Venezuelan Economic Growth in 2022 Charts in the article show some of the positive changes. Regarding non-traditional exports, Maduro explained that a 151.6% growth was reported; imports had a 106% increase, going from $3,979.3 million in 2021 to $8,194.4 million in 2022. President Maduro highlighted that the goal set…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua Stands Out in Latin America with Its Lower Poverty Rate

[This interview transcript was published on the web page of Estudio TN8. The original Spanish can be read here: https://www.tn8.tv/nacionales/nicaragua-destaca-en-america-latina-con-menor-indice-de-pobreza/] On today’s broadcast of Estudio TN8, we talk about how Nicaragua stands out in Latin America in terms of its poverty reduction with economist Frank Matus and sociologist and political analyst Freddy Franco. Frank Matus:…

Venezuela & ALBA News: 1.13.2023: Venezuela year in review; Evo – US behind Coups; Trips to Cuba; Nicaraguans praise their country

Venezuela The Cradle: Qassem Soleimani in Venezuela: The lesser known motive behind his assassination Soleimani was reportedly responsible for leading Iran’s plan to surround Israel with an arc of missiles and precision drones in the West Asian region – from Lebanon to Syria, Iraq and Gaza, to Yemen. His visit to Venezuela  was publicly revealed…