Latin America & Caribbean

Social media and fake news are apparently the reasons Bolsonaro won at the ballot box. Without the gatekeepers in place to limit access to the “free press”, itself the plaything of billionaires and global corporations, with brands and a bottom line to protect...
Latin America is re-converting into Washington’s backyard and as a sideline is returning to fascist rule, similar but worse than the sixties seventies and eighties, which stood under the spell of the CIA-led Operation or Plan Condor. Many call the current right-wing trend Operation Condor II
Brazil
In 2003, "Leftists" applauded the inauguration of Luis Ignacio da Silva as a victory against neoliberalism, without acknowledging that Lula's PT had embraced the demands of Wall Street and the IMF. In the words of IMF Managing Director (2003) "the IMF listens to President Lula and the economic team".
Brazil
The favelas go back to the late 1800s when soldiers, brought in for a local war, had no place to live and so settled in the hills. After the end of slavery and the growth of city life many people moved to the cities and the favelas spread.
A People’s History of George H. W. Bush. “Soldier Statesman” or Criminal War Profiteer? By Michael Welch, Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Stephen Lendman, and John Buchanan, December 09, 2018
A Two-Pronged Policy Needed to Stem the Flow of Migrants: Poverty Alleviation, Economic and Social Development By Prof. Alon Ben-Meir, December 07, 2018
George H. Walker Bush: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 04, 2018
Canada Backs Repression, Killing of Protestors in Haiti By Yves Engler, December 04, 2018
Mexico on the Eve of AMLO – “So Far from God and So Close to the United States” By Roger D. Harris, December 03, 2018
Mexico: AMLO Opens Presidential House ‘Los Pinos’ to the Public By Telesur, December 03, 2018
The Migrant Caravan: Canadian and US Business Interests Place Profits over People in Central America By Michael Welch and Tyler Shipley, December 02, 2018
George H.W. Bush, the CIA and a Case of State-Sponsored Terrorism By Robert Parry, December 01, 2018
Assange vs. the Trump-Pence Cabal By Renee Parsons, November 30, 2018
Guardian Escalates Its Vilification of Julian Assange By Jonathan Cook, November 30, 2018
The War on WikiLeaks: Trump’s Newest Puppet, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno By Timothy Alexander Guzman, November 30, 2018
Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish Still More Blatant MI6 Lies By Craig Murray, November 29, 2018
Argentina and France – Opponents of IMF versus Yellow Vests – Where Is the Correlation? By Peter Koenig, November 29, 2018
The Inhumanity of U.S. Immigration Policies Exposed Again in a Single Image By Network in Defense of Humanity, November 28, 2018
Will the Argentina-China Partnership Undermine Trump’s “Fortress America” in the Southern Cone By Andrew Korybko, November 28, 2018
Brazil’s Bolsonaro, “More Doctors” from Cuba , and a Déjà Vu By Lisandra Fariñas Acosta, November 27, 2018
Ecuador in Cahoots with US and UK Against Assange. Ecuador Ambassador to UK Carlos Abad Is Removed By Stephen Lendman, November 26, 2018
Fidel Castro, Two Years Later: “Morality and Science are not Separated” By Prof Susan Babbitt, November 22, 2018
Calling for ‘Corridor of Life and Culture,’ in The Amazon: Indigenous Groups Propose Creation of Largest Protected Area on Earth By Jessica Corbett, November 22, 2018
International Book Fair in Venezuela: Being Educated Is the Only Way to Be Free By Alicia Jrapko, November 21, 2018
USA Prepares to Add Venezuela to Its Terrorism List – Its Got a Lot of Oil You Know By True Publica, November 21, 2018
Forty Years After Jonestown, the People Still Refuse to Wake Up By David W. Mathisen, November 19, 2018
Haiti: November 18, 1803, Remembering the First Successful Slave Revolution for Freedom By Jafrik Aayiti, November 18, 2018
The Legacy of Néstor García Iturbe, Cuban Intellectual By Arnold August, November 17, 2018
Brazil Will Miss Cuban Doctors By Granma, November 17, 2018
Video: Che Guevara Calls for “Good Relations with the US” (1964) By Che Guevara, November 16, 2018
Environmental Disasters Foretold: Toxic Waste from Mining Disasters. Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana By Judith Marshall, November 14, 2018
Video: Che Guevara Talks About Imperialism (1965) By Che Guevara, November 14, 2018
The Return of a US Imperialist Monroe Doctrine By Martin Varese, November 14, 2018
Why Fascism Won in Brazil? By Carlos Serrano Ferreira, November 14, 2018
Are Actions Against the Venezuelan Government Really About Oil? By John Foster, November 14, 2018
BRICS: A Future in Limbo? By Peter Koenig, November 11, 2018
BRICS and the Future of Multilateralism By Beenish Sultan and Andrew Korybko, November 11, 2018
Maduro in the Cross-hairs: What You are not Being Told about the Crisis in Venezuela By Michael Welch and Mike Prysner, November 11, 2018
Citizens’ Petition to Lift All Sanctions Against Venezuela Is Rejected by Canadian Parliament By Nino Pagliccia, November 09, 2018
Nicaragua and the U.S. Neo-fascist Offensive By Fabián Escalante Font, November 09, 2018
Bank of England Refuses Venezuela’s Request to Return $550 Million In Gold – Report By Sputnik, November 08, 2018
Photo of Brazil President-Elect Bolsonaro’s Sons Wearing Israel’s IDF and Mossad Shirts Goes Viral By Randi Nord, November 07, 2018
Challenges for Cuba’s New Constitution By Tom Hansen, November 07, 2018
Brazil’s Deep-seated Economic and Social Crisis By Edu Montesanti, November 06, 2018
With Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Israel Finds Another Natural Partner on the Far-right By Jonathan Cook, November 06, 2018
NAFTA
Dissecting the US-NAFTA 2.0 Deal By Dr. Jack Rasmus, November 04, 2018
Rigged US Elections and the new NAFTA By Michael Welch, Bob Fitrakis, and Dr. Jack Rasmus, November 04, 2018
Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad By Whitney Webb, November 03, 2018
Washington Imposes New Sanctions Against Venezuela and Cuba By Bill Van Auken, November 03, 2018
Financial Press Cheers Election of Fascist in Brazil By Alan MacLeod, November 02, 2018
Netanyahu Hails New Brazilian President’s Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem By Middle East Eye, November 02, 2018
Indigenous Peoples Declare State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon By Miluska Elguera, November 02, 2018
Bolsonaro and Indigenous Rights in Brazil: A Glimmer of Hope in Difficult Times By Vanessa Jiménez, November 02, 2018
Cuba Scores 27th Victory at the UN on “Ending the US Blockade”. Overwhelming Vote in Favor, Two Against (U.S. and Israel) By Nino Pagliccia, November 02, 2018
Brazil: Quilombo Campo Grande Suffers Threats From Fascism By MST - Landless Workers Movement of Brazil, November 02, 2018
Where Is Brazil Heading in Bolsonaro’s Presidency? By Edu Montesanti, November 01, 2018
Moving Right in Brazil: The Rise of Jair Bolsonaro By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, November 01, 2018
The Return of the Latin American Caudillos By Wayne Madsen, October 31, 2018
New Brazil President to Close “Palestinian” Embassy: “You Do Not Negotiate with Terrorists” By Robert Spencer, October 31, 2018
Welcome to the Jungle By Pepe Escobar, October 31, 2018
The US Blockade Is the Main Obstacle to Cuba’s Development By Cuba Solidarity Campaign, October 31, 2018
Bolsonaro Is a Pivotal Part of Trump’s Plans to Build “Fortress America” By Andrew Korybko, October 30, 2018
Fascism Triumphs in Brazilian Presidential Election By Stephen Lendman, October 30, 2018
Alleged “Sonic Attacks” Against US Diplomats in Havana: Rebuttal By Arnold August, October 30, 2018
Haddad: PT Will Fight for Social Unification of Brazil By Telesur, October 30, 2018
Why Are Thousands of Hondurans Walking Towards the US Border? By Zoe PC, October 29, 2018
Far-right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Presidential Elections By Telesur, October 29, 2018
Julian Assange, Ecuador and the Dangers of Farce By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, October 29, 2018
Jair Bolsonaro
Bolsonaro, Next President of Brazil. 55.6% of the Vote By Global Research News, October 29, 2018
The Occasional Stupidity of Hope and How, Again, “To Learn from Cuba” By Prof Susan Babbitt, October 29, 2018
Democracy in Brazil Is Not Just About Voting. Bolsonaro, “The Tropical Trump” By Nino Pagliccia, October 28, 2018
Brazil: The Collapse of Democracy? Rise of the Far Right By Alfredo Saad-Filho, October 27, 2018
Big Business Strikes Back: The Class Struggle from Above. The Neo-Liberal “New Order” By Prof. James Petras, October 27, 2018
Trump to Deploy Hundreds of Troops to the Border against Central American Migrants By Andrea Lobo, October 26, 2018
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Political Nightmare: a Neo-Nazi ‘Phenomenon’ Made in the USA By Edu Montesanti, October 26, 2018
Heritage Foundation in Shadow of Haiti’s PetroCaribe Protests? By Dady Chery, October 25, 2018
Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil – Bolsonaro Towards a Military Dictatorship – Worse Than 80 Years Ago By Peter Koenig, October 24, 2018
International Law
Venezuela under Siege: The West’s Ongoing Campaign against President Maduro By Michael Welch, Yves Engler, and Steve Ellner, October 24, 2018
The Shadow of the Deep State Over Today’s Brazil By Daniel Espinosa, October 22, 2018
What Does López Obrador’s Cabinet Say About His Upcoming Presidency? By Tommy Hansen, October 22, 2018
Leading US House Democrat Demands That Ecuador’s President “Hand Over” Julian Assange By Mike Head, October 22, 2018
Haiti: Nearly a Million People Took to the Streets. They Want the Western-imposed government out of Haiti By Ezili Dantò, October 19, 2018
Opium
Mexico: The Legalization of Opium for Medicinal Use? By Andrew Korybko, October 19, 2018
Warfare Tools
Economic and Judicial War Tools to Subvert Democracy By Nino Pagliccia, October 18, 2018