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Report-back and campaign update from Capitol Hill: lobbying against U.S. sanctions on Nicaragua

By Jill Clark-Gollub (Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition, Americas Without Sanctions Lobbying Committee) AFGJ is a founding organization of the Americas Without Sanctions campaign, which since last July has been organizing tirelessly against the most recent round of sanctions legislation proposed for Nicaragua. Read the report-back from one of our campaign volunteers and lobbying coordinators below.  On Thursday, May…

Interview with José Pimentel, Venezuelan peasant leader and land defender

By William Camacaro, Program Coordinator We had the opportunity to meet with an iconic leader of the Venezuelan campesino movement in the city of San Carlos, Cojedes, Venezuela. José Pimentel is a well-known defender of land rights. For this reason Pimentel has been the target of at least three assassination attempts by large landowners. While…

NicaNotes: UN Human Rights Council Again Supports US Regime Change Plans for Nicaragua

By Alfred de Zayas and John Perry [This article has also been published in Counterpunch, Popular Resistance, Dissident Voice, Resumen Latinoamericano, Orinoco Tribune, Black Agenda Report, and Global Research]  Alfred de Zayas is Professor of International Law at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and a former UN Independent Expert on International Order (2012-18). John Perry…

Delegation announcement! Venezuela: Celebrating 22 Years of Sovereignty and Popular Power

Join us in Venezuela to celebrate the Bolivarian Revolution and witness popular democracy in action Join us in Venezuela during its presidential elections to witness, experience and learn about popular democracy in action and celebrate 22 years of the Bolivarian Revolution since the attempted coup against President Hugo Chávez. When: July 21-31, 2024 Cost: $1,450/person*…

Finally, Florida judge withdraws all charges against Álex Saab three months after his release

This Friday Florida Judge Robert Scola signed the final dismissal of all charges against the Colombian-Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who was kidnapped, incarcerated and tortured by the U.S. prison system for several years for sending food, fuel and medicine to Venezuela during the pandemic, circumventing deadly U.S. sanctions against the Venezuelan people. The document below explains that…

Haitians Demand that THEY Choose Government – not US

By James Patrick Jordan Trying to understand the complexities of Haiti and its struggle for real democracy can be difficult. However, the most basic point to grasp is this: since the US directed overthrow of President Jean Bertrand Aristide 20 years ago, Haiti has endured relentless electoral interference, exploitation, invasion, and occupation by or on…

Talantaña Proposal for Planetary Harmony: Tiwanaku, Bolivia

In February 2024, Indigenous peoples, nations, scientific experts, state authorities and entrepreneurs from South America and globally congregated to declare a shared vision for planetary harmony, as custodians of ancient wisdom and weavers of Allinkay (general wellbeing). Read their statement below. ABYA YALA RESOLUTION No. 001 CUSTODIANS OF ANCIENT WISDOM AND WEAVERS OF ALLINKAY February…

Venezuela & ALBA News 2.23.2024: Standing with Palestine; More on the Latest Coup Plot; Navalny on Venezuela; Spring Delegations

Al Mayadeen: Cuban President backs Lula’s comments on Gaza genocide President Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed solidarity with Brazilian President Lula after he was classified as persona non grata by “Israel for his sincere condemnation of the extermination of the Palestinian population in Gaza.” Brazilian President said during an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, “What’s happening…

Yes to democracy, no to imperialism: Declaration in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution on the road to the integration of peoples

The ALBA solidarity movement re-affirms its absolute support for the legitimate president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro The Continental Articulation of Social and Popular Movements Towards ALBA is a platform that brings together more than 400 organizations from 25 countries fighting for the unity and integration of Our America in pursuit of…