Chuck Kaufman

Trump takes aim at Russia for standing with long-time ally Venezuela

Listen to this interview on Sputnik Radio with AFGJ’s Chuck Kaufman! Donald Trump demanded today that Russia “get out” of Venezuela, referring to the arrival of Russian military personnel in the country that the Venezuelan government said was a routine part of defense cooperation between the two long-standing allies. The coup attempt in Venezuela is…

NicaNotes: Briefs, Delegations, and Webinars!

BRIEFS By Chuck Kaufman Committed to negotiations for peace In a press release issued March 20, the Negotiations Round Table announced that “Thanks to the efforts of the Apostolic Nuncio, as witness and companion, and the Special Delegate of the OAS Secretary General, and taking into account the greater coinciding of positions, the negotiation process…

NicaNotes: Dismissing the Truth Debunks Amnesty International’s Misleading Reports

By Chuck Kaufman On Tuesday, February 26, the Alliance for Global Justice and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (UK) released a report, Dismissing the Truth, that exhaustively rebuts two reports on human rights in Nicaragua in 2018 by Amnesty International. The Amnesty International reports accuse the democratically-elected government of Nicaragua of “a strategy of…

Interview: Venezuela crisis continues as Juan Guaido tries to usurp power with U.S. backing

From Sputnik Radio: The political crisis in Venezuela deepened over the weekend following Juan Guaido’s self-proclamation as Interim President. The main institutions of government remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, but the United States, along with allies like the UK, are turning up the economic pressure. What’s next for Venezuela? Chuck Kaufman, the National Co-Coordinator…

NicaNotes: US NICA Act Aims to Cut Nicaragua Access to Capital While Nicaragua Targets US Funding Pipeline to the Opposition

by Chuck Kaufman The Nicaraguan government removed the legal standing last week of nine non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that supported the attempted coup that disrupted much of the country for three months last spring and summer. It should also be remembered that Violeta Chamorro removed the legal standing of nine NGOs when she was president from…

Refugee Caravan: Where are the Nicaraguans?

By Chuck Kaufman By the time this blog is published, the results of the US midterm elections will be known. I’m willing to bet now that if the Democrats hoped-for “Blue Wave” does not materialize, their number one scapegoat will be the caravan of refugees from Central America which is slowly crossing Mexico. I have…