As political leaders like Evo Morales and leading intellectuals like Stella Calloni and others have repeatedly made clear, the US elites and their regional allies are desperate to impose a new Plan Condor in Latin America and the Caribbean. Of course, historically they have always sought to suppress regional emancipation in the form of progressive movements and governments. But in a global context, they now also fear the growth of the region’s economic links with Asia, especially China.
Orinoco Tribune: Boris Johnson’s New Move to Seize Venezuelan Gold The Venezuelan gold that remains locked in the vaults of the Bank of England is once again under threat of not being returned to Venezuela, as a result of new actions taken by Boris Johnson’s government. British Prime Minister Johnson, anticipating the outcome of the last stage of the litigation over the stolen assets, has reiterated that his administration does not recognize the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
Alex Saab Political Prisoner Case
FAIR (Joe Emersberger): Saab Case Shows Western Media’s Casual Acceptance of US Atrocities Imagine being imprisoned for nonviolently attempting to prevent a heinous crime (the US blockade of Venezuela, which has led to the deaths of over 100,000 civilians). That sums up the absurdity of Saab’s predicament–and Western media’s coverage of it.
LA Progressive: Sandinista Nicaragua, More Dignified and Victorious Than Ever An excellent summary of the gains made under President Daniel Ortega and a response to corporate media propaganda, including what Carlos Fonseca Teran calls “The café lounge pseudo-Left, which loves to join in the declarations of the imperialist powers against the Sandinista government.”
MintPressNews: The Bay of Tweets: Documents Point to US Hand in Cuba Protests A look into how the US corporate media invents “news” to further Washington’s regime change operations. The media is no longer a fourth estate, but a tool of the Pentagon used to assist overthrowing governments.
Sputnik News: Biden Sanctions Cuban Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, Interior Ministry Special Brigade “This is just the beginning,” Biden says. Meanwhile the world in the UN condemns the US. “Today, my administration is imposing new sanctions targeting elements of the Cuban regime responsible for this crackdown – the head of the Cuban military and the division of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior driving the crackdown – to hold them accountable for their actions,” Biden said. “This is just the beginning – the United States will continue to sanction individuals responsible for oppression of the Cuban people.
Cuban President Diaz Balart on the US Role in the July 12 Protests In the previous weeks, an intense political-communication operation was developed by a large media intoxication platform, financed by the United States Government and by the Florida political machinery. Its objective was to encourage unrest and instability in the country, taking advantage of the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic…. A mother told me yesterday that her adolescent daughter asked, with tears in her eyes, if this was Cuba, when she saw the images of the acts of violence that some of her friends shared on Facebook.
TeleSur; Solidarity Groups from the US Send 6 Million Syringes to Cuba Around two million arrived at the Cuban port of Mariel, July 17.
TeleSur: Mexico Donates 800,000 Syringes to Cuba The Mexican government organized the donation, in contrast to the cruel and shameless US government.
Webinars and Delegations to Venezuela and Cuba
Webinar video: Monthly Review: A conversation between Joe Emersberger & Justin Podur, with Maria Paez Victor & Greg Wilpert, on Extraordinary Threat: The U.S. Empire, the Media, and Twenty Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela starts 6 minutes into it.
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