Venezuela & ALBA News 6.9.2023: Venezuela a Leader in the Struggle to Build a Multipolar World

June 18: The ALBA-TCP:  First Fair Trade Agreement in the World & How the US Tried to Destroy It 
Héctor Igarza Cabrera, Cuban Ambassador to Canada
Carlos Ron, Venezuela’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America and President of the Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among People
Jesús Bermudez, Nicaragua Minister of Commerce


TeleSur: Iranian President to Travel to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba For more than a decade, US arbitrary sanctions have contributed to the strengthening of good diplomatic relations between all these countries. Iran President Raisi will leave Tehran on Sunday. His trip aims to promote economic, political and scientific cooperation. He is also expected to meet with local businessmen and activists. In February, Iranian Foreign Minister Hosein Amir Abdolahian visited Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

Orinoco Tribune: Venezuela Strengthens Strategic Partnership with Türkiye President Maduro highlighted Venezuela’s relations with Türkiye. “We are fortunate to have Türkiye, a close and supportive ally,” he said.

Orinoco Tribune: President Maduro Meets With Communist Party of China Delegation The CPC delegation was led by the vice minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Lin Mingxiang.


Granma: Cuban President Diaz-Canel Interview on RT The President condemned “the expansion of NATO to the borders with Russia” as well as “all the measures and sanctions that have been applied as a method of coercion against the Russian Federation.” “as part of the European conflict in the world, a defamatory campaign of the Russian Federation, of the values of the Russian people, has been built in the media.”  “This[US] hegemonic policy manifests itself in the total control of the world economy by the US government and by organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. And all of this creates enormous uncertainty about how to solve the world’s problems.” “every time a democratic government comes out representing the people, which is led by leftist leaders, who develop government programs that do not submit to the interests of the United States, the United States does everything possible to overthrow them.” “all this that is happening in relation to Taiwan is an interference in the internal affairs of the People’s Republic of China”.

Charles McKelvey: Cuba Seeks to Control Fake News The National Assembly of People’s Power May 25 a law mandating that information disseminated by state entities, mass organizations, media organizations, news agencies, radio, television, social media, natural persons, among others, must be truthful, objective, appropriate, current, verified, and understandable.


Self-Determination of the Afro-Descendant People of Nicaragua: Report by Nicaragua’s Office for the Defense of Human Rights Since 2008, in the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, the Indigenous Peoples and Afro-descendants are the leaders of their self-determination and self-development. This has contributed to their regaining their human rights and in reducing poverty and unemployment. Their advances stand out in educational progress, improved health care, safer water and better sanitation, more business and employment opportunity.

Video: Nicaragua Hearing: International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism First four speakers were Nicaraguans who were direct victims of US Imperialism during the insurrection against Somoza, Reagan’s Contra war or the US-directed coup of 2018, giving short, moving testimonies. Then National Assembly Deputy, Wilfredo Narvaez; head of the Supreme Court, Alba Luz Ramos; Minister of Finance Ivan Acosta; and former Minister of Health, Sonia Castro gave historical testimony on US aggression, destruction in the 1980’s and the International Court Case which Nicaragua won, effects of the coup and sanctions on the economy and on the health of the population. Camilo Mejia focused on the different kinds of US aggression in recent years like the coup attempt, sanctions, RAIN, etc

NicaNotes: Money under the Cassock [priest’s garment] Nicaraguan Public Ministry is  investigating the transit of several million dollars through diocesan accounts in the name of several priests and bishops. In 2018 [during the coup attempt] dioceses were used as logistical centers of coup terrorism, warehouses where horror found shelter, where the deception of the humanitarian and pacifying mission concealed the political direction of the coup. Now we find the underworld of the dioceses as money warehouses. The Catholic Church is today the catalyst of the opposition.


Thursdays: WTF is Going on in Latin America & The Caribbean with Teri Mattson (or watch here or here)
June 10: Cuba Hearing: International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism
June 17: Los Angeles Reportback from US Delegations to Cuba – May Day, Trade Unions and Solidarity Conferences

June 18: The ALBA-TCP:  First Fair Trade Agreement in the World & How the US Tried to Destroy It 
Héctor Igarza Cabrera, Cuban Ambassador to Canada; Carlos Ron, Venezuela’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America and President of the Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples; Jesús Bermudez, Nicaragua Minister of Commerce

June 19: No more Pinochets in Latin America, Stand with social progress & democracy
Guillaume Long, former foreign Minister, Ecuador // Nathalia Urban, Brasil Wire // Claudia-Turbet Delof, Wiphalas Across the World, Bolivia

June 22-25: National Rally and actions to Demand Cuba be taken off the US State Sponsors of Terrorism List

June 27-29: Convocatoria al Congreso de Movimientos Sociales de Nuestra América


July 3-10 Afro-Cubanismo Hothouse People to People delegation to Santiago de Cuba
July 3 – July 29 Internship with Friends of the ATC, “Agroecology & Revolution” 

July 12-21 (or July 17-21) Nicaragua Delegation for 44th Anniversary of the Revolution 
July 15-29 IFCO/ Pastors for Peace US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan

July 21-30, Sept  8-17, December 1-10, Dec 8-17: Witness for Peace delegations to Cuba

August 1-13: Code Pink and Task Force on the Americas delegation to Venezuela
Fall/winter Witness for Peace delegations to Cuba


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