Venezuela & ALBA News 5.20.2022: Latin American Nation Object to US Role in Summit of Americas; Workers and Peoples Counter Summits

Common Dreams (Medea Benjamin): US Risks Sinking Summit of the Americas Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua not invited. Heads of state of Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Guatemala, 15 nations of Caricom also refused to attend or are still considering. US Government denies visas to Cuban civil society delegation to Peoples Summit  US Lawmakers Admit: US Sanctions a Lead…

NicaNotes: Women in Nicaragua: Power and Protagonism: A virtual course with an optional in-person visit to the country

COURSE LAUNCH THIS SATURDAY, MAY 21! Have you ever missed a study delegation you would love to attend because of time, money, or family obligations? Our hybrid delegation was developed just for you! Have you ever wondered how the women from a poor, developing country—Nicaragua—have managed to be world leaders in terms of educational achievement,…

Elections Loom Large Over Colombia

by William Camacaro National Co-Coordinator for Alliance for Global Justice Anher Ordonez International Political Studies Pepperdine University        William is coordinating the Bogotá desk of our Colombia Election Day Live Coverage broadcast on May 29, 2022. Click here to register as a “studio audience” member via Zoom. For more info… Click here to support the…

Summit of the Americas: US Policy of Exclusion Undermines its Own Hegemonic Aspirations

By Frederick Mills and William Camacaro Washington DC * This article was originally published on COHA.org The United States will host the Ninth Summit of the Americas June 6-10 in Los Angeles, California with the theme of  “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” for the Western hemisphere. This Summit comes at a time of…

Venezuela & ALBA News #400, 5.13.2022: Summit of the Americas is Shaping up to Show how Isolated the US has Become

One World (Andrew Korybko): Next Month’s Summit Of The Americas Is Shaping Up To Show How Isolated The US Has Become Several Latin American leaders are threatening to boycott the event if Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela aren’t invited to attend. While Antigua, Barbuda, and Bolivia might not be a big deal in the grand scheme…

Nicanotes: Who Wove the Petate?

By Winnie Narváez Herrera [Winnie Narváez has a master’s degree in sustainable development and is studying for a doctorate in popular education at the UNAN in Estelí. She works with ÁBACOenRed / FUPEGC which is an initiative of educators who have been working with the Ministry of Education since the 1980s in teacher training.]  The…

Venezuela & ALBA News 5.6.2022 Biden Bans Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua from Summit of the Americas

Granma: May Day marches across the island reaffirm Cuba’s commitment to the Revolution In plazas across the island, five million Cubans demonstrated their commitment to the Revolution and socialism. (video from China’s CGTN) Sputnik News: Biden Bans Left-Wing Latin Leaders From Regional Summit in Los Angeles President Biden has barred Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from…

NicaNotes: The OAS, or the “Ministry of Colonies”

By Jemima Pierre (Jemima Pierre is an editor and columnist for Black Agenda Report, the Haiti/Americas Team Co-Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace, and a Black Studies and anthropology professor at UCLA.) [This article was first published on April 27, 2022 in Black Agenda Report] In the wake of the expulsion of the Organization…