Long Overdue For Latin America: A “Good Neighbor Policy”

By Medea Benjamin and Steve Ellner, CODEPINK. -

U.S. policy towards Venezuela has been a fiasco. Try as it might, the Trump regime-change team has been unable to depose President Maduro and finds itself stuck with a self-proclaimed president, [...]

The ‘New’ American Mercenary: A Pocket History

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

Though the bizarre story has been subsumed by other events, last month’s aborted invasion of Venezuela should’ve hardly shocked anyone. The United States has long used mercenaries to do its [...]

Latin Americans Fighting Mining Companies During COVID19

By Jen Moore,  Inequality -

Over the years, the mining industry has taken advantage of dictatorship, disasters, and a variety of distractions to expand operations in Latin America. In the time of Covid-19, with entire [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The ‘Mass Murder Program’ Behind America’s Rise To Power

By Robert Scheer, Popular Resistance. -

The Cold War–how it was fought and brutally won by the U.S. on global scale—has defined international politics for more than half a century. That is the central argument of journalist Vincent [...]

Could The Pandemic Start A Biking Revolution In Latin America?

By Leonie Rauls, Americas Quarterly. -

The demand of social distancing is forcing cities across Latin America and the world to rethink public life. That includes a reconsideration of mass transit, with a number of public sector [...]

Reclaiming Populism

By Thea Riofrancos, Boston Review. -

In the years between Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 Republican primaries and the 2018 midterm elections, a rash of opinion pieces compared him to Latin American leaders, contemporary and [...]

Trump Administration Spreading The Pandemic With Air Deportation Flights

By Dan Beeton, CEPR.net. -

Washington, DC  ―  New analysis from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) shows that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) likely has carried out at least 232 deportation [...]

COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due To Water Shortages

By José Luis Granados Ceja, Truthout. -

Experts have been consistent in telling the public that one of the best means to stop the spread of the coronavirus is the practice of good hygiene. But how can you abide by these instructions [...]

Venezuela Has The Lowest COVID-19 Rate In Latin America

By Telesur English. -

According to data compiled through April 11, Venezuela had carried out 181,335 COVID-19 tests, which allowed this South American country to detect patients in time and become the Latin [...]

SouthCom Boosts US Military Presence In Latin America

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

The Donald Trump administration has ramped up US interventionism in Latin America, overseeing a far-right military coup in Bolivia and backing coup attempts against the leftist governments of [...]

COHA Deeply Concerned Over Re-election Of Almagro As Secretary General Of The OAS

By Staff, Coha.org -

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, DC (COHA) expresses its deep concern over the re-election of Luis Almagro as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). No [...]

US Senators Call For An End To The Blockade On Venezuela And Iran

By Staff, Alba Ciudad with OT content   -

A group of 11 Democratic senators demanded that the White House temporarily suspend the coercive measures imposed on Venezuela and Iran in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The senators sent a [...]

Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You

By Leonardo Flores, Codepink.org -

Within a few hours of being launched, over 800 Venezuelans in the U.S. registered for an emergency flight from Miami to Caracas through a website run by the Venezuelan government. This flight, [...]

Sanctions: Unilateral Coercive Measures For Regime Change In Venezuela

By Nino Pagliccia, Counterpunch.org -

In discussing the issue of “sanctions” there are two main points that need to be made. One is the use of the correct terminology when referring to the government actions that the US, Canada and [...]

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Bolsonaro’s Brazil Begs For Cuban Doctors – After Expelling Them

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed the health infrastructure of countries around the world. Desperate to contain the deadly virus, hard-hit countries, including even rich European nations [...]