Venezuela & ALBA News 9.23.2022: Speeches at United Nations by Bolivia and Cuba; New USAID operations in Venezuela

Venezuela Peoples Dispatch: After 3 years under Guaidó’s control, Colombia returns state-owned petrochemical company to Venezuela The Colombian government recognized on September 19 the new management of the Venezuelan company Monómeros, located in Colombia, which had been appointed by the Venezuelan government. This decision marks the return of the company to the Venezuelan state after…

NicaNotes: Recent Health Advances in Nicaragua

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt Nicaragua’s advances in nutrition, public health and health care may not be recognized in the mainstream media but they have been recognized by international organizations. Dr. Suzanne Serruya of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) stated in August that “It is very important to bear in mind that not…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.16.2022: New Film on Alex Saab case; Colombia spy operations against Venezuela, Cuba; Allende’s last words

Salvador Allende’s Last Words, September 11, 1973   Alex Saab Political Prisoner Alex Saab: A Kidnapped Diplomat – new documentary. Watch here And help publicize it, distribute it, post it. FreeAlexSaab.org: Unilateral coercive measures as a form of global extortion, the case of diplomat Alex Saab Camilla Saab emphasized how this US policy worked in…

Alex Saab: A kidnapped diplomat – Full Movie (English)

The arrest and kidnapping of Alex Saab on June 12th, 2020 is a violation of international law executed by Cape Verdean authorities, at the request of the United States, despite lacking an INTERPOL Red Notice, an arrest warrant violating his diplomatic immunity. Subsequently, the U.S. requested his extradition on June 29th, 2020, and on October…

Upcoming Webinar: “A Tale of Two Countries: Honduras & Nicaragua Face the Shock Doctrine”

NICARAGUA WEBINAR Hosted by ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE   “A Tale of Two Countries:  Honduras & Nicaragua Face the Shock Doctrine”   Sunday, September 25 3pm Eastern, 1pm Nicaragua, noon Pacific, 8pm Greenwich/UK   REGISTER HERE   Join us for this 75-minute comparison of economic policies and public health systems in Honduras and Nicaragua, as both…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua a ‘Dictatorship’ When It Follows US Lead on NGOs

By John Perry [John Perry lives in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes on Central America for The Nation, FAIR, The London Review of Books, OpenDemocracy, The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Counterpunch and other outlets.] (This article was first published in FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting): https://fair.org/home/nicaragua-a-dictatorship-when-it-follows-us-lead-on-ngos/ ) Daniel Ortega’s government in Nicaragua is “laying waste…

Interview with Wilder Andrey Téllez Gonzalez, Colombian teacher, union member, eco-defender, and human rights defender

Police, Repression, and Popular Movements in Colombia: Webinar this Thursday, September 15, 8p ET, 7pm CT and Colombia, 6p MT, and 5p PT. Featuring presentations by Colombian Congressperson Alirio Uribe, Juan Esteban Martínez (Campaña Libertad Ya), Camille Landry (AFGJ), Alberto Bejarano (Trabajo y Justicia—Grupo Jurídico), and Stephanie Ortiz (Fundación Lazos de Dignidad). Moderated by Nina…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.9.2022: ALBA Countries demand Release of Seized Plane and Crew; Dan Kovalik book on Nicaragua; Helen Yaffe on Cuba

CEPR Sanctions Report August 2022 updates on the effects of US sanctions on the people of Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela.   Political Prisoner Alex Saab FreeAlexSaab.org Letter to Joe Biden Demanding the Immediate Release of Alex Saab This letter is signed by 24 social movements from different countries that on previous…

Alex Saab: A Kidnapped Diplomat: September 16

Alex Saab: A Kidnapped Diplomat – Movie Trailer This coming September 16 we will premiere the movie Alex Saab, a diplomat kidnapped for evading the illegal, unilateral and coercive sanctions of the United States against the Venezuelan people. Free Alex Saab! The movement to defend Venezuela’s sovereignty. Six Keys to Understanding the Illegal Arrest of…

NicaNotes: Good News in the Financial Arena in Nicaragua: January to September 2022

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt The international main-stream media rarely focuses on good news from Nicaragua, on its achievements in reducing poverty, and maternal and infant mortality, or on its expansion of health care, education, electrification, water and sewerage, renewable energy, and roadways. However, a recent article published on the web page of the…