Venezuela & ALBA News 7.21.2023: Daniel Ortega’s July 19 Revolution Anniversary Speech; CELAC-US Summit; Take Action on Elliott Abrams

Daniel Ortega’s July 19 Speech Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega’s Speech July 19, 44th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution He spoke on Qaddafi, Thomas Sankara, Puerto Rico independence, the anti-imperialist heroes of Nicaragua, the European Community meeting with CELAC, Ukraine.

Kawsachun News: President Daniel Ortega’s government sees 79% approval According to the findings of the most recent survey carried out by M&R Consultores. 78.9% of those surveyed consider the government of President Daniel Ortega to be that of a democratic ruler, attached to the laws of the country. 82.8% of respondents said that the government of President Ortega works for the interests of the general population. 78.6% said that the country is heading in the right direction. 83.3% of respondents believe the Interoceanic Canal would represent benefits for Nicaragua. 84.9% of those interviewed said that the future in general for the country in the next five years is encouraging. What would a similar poll of the US population show?

CELAC-EU Summit and Peoples Summit Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez proposes a common cooperation agenda at the CELAC-EU Summit She pointed out that the economic aggression against Venezuela has become an instrument of destabilization for Latin America and the Caribbean.

TeleSur: EU-CELAC Declaration Calls for Ending the US Blockade on Cuba The summit between the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) culminated in a joint declaration in favor of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo of the United States against Cuba. The countries attending the Brussels high-level meeting also pointed out that the inclusion of Cuba in Washington’s “List of State Sponsors of Terrorism” hinders international financial transactions with the Caribbean nation.

TeleSur: Venezuela Asks to Eliminate Blockades in CELAC-EU Summit The summit did not issue a statement calling for an end to this blockade, or for ending sanctions on Nicaragua.

Granma: Speech by Cuba President Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at the People’s Summit We will continue to denounce the political manipulation of human rights, along with the selectivity and double standards of many Western countries and some NGOs. We will continue to promote dialogue and international cooperation on human rights, but always on the basis of respect and non-interference in internal affairs. We will also maintain our activism in human rights organizations, because our rights are being violated, and those who accuse us of violating them are the great violators of our rights and the rights of many other peoples.

Speeches by Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela government leaders at the Peoples Summit By Bolivia President Arce, Colombia President Petro, Venezuela Foreign Minister Gil.

Ultima Noticias: Summit of the Peoples Condemns US Economic Warfare on Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, Calls for Freeing Alex Saab (and Final Declaration) The Final Declaration of the The People’s Summit rejects the “illegal policy of sanctions and Unilateral Coercive Measures imposed by the United States against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Nicaragua.” Similarly, the People’s Summit repudiates the policy of the European Union (EU) to endorse, and in some cases, replicate US sanctions against Venezuela and Nicaragua. The document condemns the kidnapping and arbitrary detention of diplomat Alex Saab, by the US government, when he was carrying out humanitarian work abroad to obtain medicine and food “to lessen the criminal impact of the Unilateral Coercive Measures, in the Venezuelan people”, for which they demand their immediate release.”

More on US Political Prisoner Alex Saab Foro Sao Paulo Demands the Liberation of Alex Saab After four years without sessions as a result of the pandemic and its consequences, the in person meeting returned to Brasilia, where about 170 representatives from 23 countries, and about 80 guests from international parties and more than 300 national delegates, expressed their solidarity with the Venezuelan diplomat.

Fidel Castro  1992 Speech on Global Warming His historic speech on saving the world from the environmental destruction we see today.

Take Action on Elliott Abrams

AFGJ Alert: Biden Administration’s nomination of Elliott Abrams to the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy must be stopped! Sign on to send a letter to Biden and your Senators.

Code Pink: Elliot Abrams – Tell your Senators to vote NO on his appointment! Send an email to your Senator.


Thursdays: WTF is Going on in Latin America & The Caribbean with Teri Mattson (or watch here or here)

July 23: Why is Nicaragua’s Important in Today’s World?” Hear from visitors to Nicaragua for the 44th anniversary celebration of the Revolution who will offer firsthand observations of: the July 19 festivities; tours of hospitals and clinics; visits to renewable energy and agroecology projects; exchanges with Afro-descendant and indigenous communities; meetings with government officials.

July 26: National Network on Cuba, Canadian Network on Cuba. We debunk lies against Cuba and hear from dynamic speakers including Helen Yaffe, Nancy Morejón, Isaac Saney, Musa Springer, David Ramirez Alvarez, and Yasser Ibarra.

July 29: NYC Celebrate the Cuban Revolution with Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations Gerardo Peñalver Portal

August 2: Venezuela & Maduro – A decade continuing Chávez’s struggle with Francisco Dominguez


Sept  8-17, Sept 29-Oct 8, 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

November 20-29: Bolivia, Food Sovereignty, Popular Democracy & Indigenous Resistance 

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