Stay Out of Venezuela, Mr. Trump

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America shouldn’t be in the coup business. Period.

It’s a relief, then, to learn that the Trump administration chose not to aid rebellious leaders in Venezuela seeking to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. But it’s worrisome to think that President Trump and his advisers made the right call for the wrong reason — lack of confidence in the plotters to succeed in a risky operation rather than principled concern about intervention.

There’s no doubt Mr. Maduro is an illegitimately elected leader driving his country to a catastrophic political, economic and societal meltdown. American officials discussed the possibility of helping overthrow Mr. Maduro in three meetings over the last year with rebellious leaders, who had initiated the contact, The Times reported.

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Outrage in Argentina against Macri’s policies

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“Enough of adjustments for the poor!” That was the slogan of a crowd that marched in Buenos Aires to reject the neoliberal plan of austerity that drives the government of Mauricio Macri in exchange for more aid from the IMF to stabilize its fragile economy.

Several columns of demonstrators converged on the central Avenida 9 de Julio in a massive and peaceful protest that included dozens of popular pots a few meters from the Obelisk.

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Officer of the Bolivarian National Guard wounded by the attack

The Panamanian government showed his complicity with the attack against the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro by broking its hermetic silence on the failed attempt, but only to intercede for the investigative process that has been followed until now regarding the executors.

On behalf of the so-called Group of Lima, they urgently appeal to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to conduct an independent, exhaustive and transparent investigation into the event that took place on August 4.

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Recent evidence of assasination attempt against Nicolas Maduro

 

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro presented forceful evidence incriminating the government of Colombia in the failed assassination perpetrated against him on Saturday in the capital Caracas.

“I inform the people of Venezuela that we continue to work on the investigations into assassination attempt in a degree of frustration, and in the next few hours I will be presenting strong evidence of the links that the Colombian oligarchy has with the events on Avenida Bolivar,” the president had previously said in a video posted on his official Twitter account early Tuesday.

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Nicaragua: the struggle of national reconciliation

nicaragua-protestasAfter months of protests and riots in Nicaragua, aimed at overthrowing the government of Daniel Ortega, the only thing that has been spread about the crisis in that country is the deaths of more than a hundred people.

The coverage of the media in this sense has been biased and unfair to the reality of a country that until April of this year had admirable stability and social development, if compared with others in Central America.

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Sao Paulo Forum: to reaffirm regional unity

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On the 24th edition of the forum, about 430 delegates are meeting to discuss integration and solidarity among the member-nations.

On Sunday, the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves urged support for leaders and governments attacked by right-wing organizations, in countries such as Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Bolivia, while also calling for solidarty with incarcerated Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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17 States demand Trump administration towards migrants

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The Donald Trump administration was sued Tuesday by 17 states and the District of Columbia, which are seeking to stop what they called its “cruel and unlawful” policy of forcibly separating immigrant families who enter the country from Mexico.

In a complaint filed with the United States district court in Seattle, the states called President Donald Trump’s June 20 executive order purporting to suspend the separations “illusory.”

The complaint said the administration’s policy is also unconstitutional in part because it is “motivated by animus and a desire to harm” immigrants arriving from Latin America.

The Trump administration has been particularly cruel to Latin American migrants alleging that they are thieves, rapists, murderers or that they come from what the xenophobic president himself called “sewer countries”.

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How to end a government?

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Nicaragua’s opposition paramilitary intimidation and media terror campaign have brought fear, insecurity, and hardship to around 30 of Nicaragua’s 153 municipalities.

The last months a dirty war has been unleashed in the central country as a justification to provoke teh resignation of Daniel Ortega, democratically re-elected in 2016.

The wave of violence unleashed by the most reactionary sectors in that country is aimed at sowing panic in the population and at attracting international attention so that the Sandinista government is accused before the same repressive and subversive mechanisms of the Latin American oligarchies, mainly in the OAS.

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Nicaragua and the challenge of mantainig peace

“Nicaragua belongs to all of us, and we all stay here… the owners of Nicaragua are all Nicaraguans, regardless of religion and political ideology,” said president Daniel Ortega in front of thousands of supporters during a Mothers’ Day event Wednesday.

Ortegnicaragua_barrickade.jpg_1718483346a rejected the opposition’s petition for his resignation and reminded the public of the “long journey” Nicaragua had gone through reach peace, from the armed conflict since the 1960s to peace agreements in the 1990s.

The president expressed his willingness to reach a peaceful agreement with the opposition groups, in the face of the violence, which had led to the suspension of negotiations last week.

“We want peace for all Nicaraguan families, security for all Nicaraguan families, from the one that has more to the one that has less, because we all have the same rights in front of God and the law,” said Ortega.

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