Venezuela & ALBA News 12.2.2022: Venezuela Dialogue Releases Some Frozen Venezuelan Funds; NATO in Latin America; Roger Waters on Alex Saab

Tortilla con Sal (Jorge Capelan): NATO threats to the heart of Abya Yala Faced with a new wave of governments of self-defined progressive orientation in recent years in several countries of the region, there are alarming maneuvers by the United States and NATO to prevent a rapprochement of the countries of Latin America with China…

NicaNotes: The Graduates

By Becca Renk [Becca Renk is originally from the U.S. but has lived and worked in Nicaragua since 2001 with the Jubilee House Community and its project the Center for Development in Central America. She and her husband Paul have two daughters who have studied in Nicaraguan public schools for 15 years.] The day I…

Over 530 years of struggle and solidarity: Indigenous resistance in the U.S.

None of us are free until all of us are free! By Camille Landry, National Co-Coordinator  Any analysis that originates in the United States claiming to accurately and fairly address issues pertaining to the human rights of Indigenous people must begin with the acknowledgement that we occupy land that is the ancestral home of Indigenous…

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.25.2022: Cuban President Condemns Campaign against Russia; Rightwing Unrest in Bolivia Continues

Cuba Cuban President Diaz-Canel Speech to Russian Duma “Cuba strongly condemns the sanctions that are imposed today unilaterally and unfairly on the Russian Federation. The causes of the current conflict in this area must be found in the aggressive policy of the United States and in the expansion of NATO towards Russia’s borders, which Cuba…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s inconvenient Covid victory: Western media covered up its success

By John Perry [John Perry is based in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, London Review of Books, FAIR and other outlets.] (This article was first published on the UnHerd webpage at: https://unherd.com/2022/11/nicaraguas-inconvenient-covid-victory/) In Nicaragua, Latin America’s third poorest country, people who don’t work don’t eat. Three-quarters of jobs are in…

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.18.2022: Continuing Rightwing Violence in Bolivia; Daniel Ortega: A Gang of Assassins Control the Global Economy

Bolivia PeoplesWorld (Tom Whitney): Bolivia’s socialist government confronts separatist, racist uprising  This article summarizes the background leading to the rightwing protests, as well as the importance of Santa Cruz to the whole Bolivian economy.  Orinoco Tribune: Santa Cruz Campesinos Describe Attack on Facilities as Terrorism, Camacho Coup in the Making  The leadership of the Single…

Eco-Solidarity Update Ep. 2: Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Biodiversity Loss in Latin America and the World

This month’s Eco-Solidarity Update Episode 2 is “Where the Wild Things Aren’t: The Crisis of Biodiversity Loss in Latin America and the World.” We talk about the 69% decline in wild animal species worldwide since 1969, and a staggering 94% in Latin America. Of course, if we’re going to talk about species decline, then we…