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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The weeds undermine the enemies of Cuba at the Lima Summit

 

We all remember with disdain the so-called “Nena de CADAL”, the Argentine Micaela Hierro Dori, who was one of the main leaders in the recruitment of members of the Cuban internal counterrevolution to achieve their participation in the forums parallel to VII Summit of the Americas in Panama, with the support of the subversive NED and USAID subversive.

But why not reveal the opportunist and immoral interests behind this false activists from “civil society”?.

In the recent years Micaela saw declining her leadership before the eyes of its financiers. Despite her excessive desire for protagonism, she stubbornly maintained her reactionary positions, without taking into account the director of CICES and the leader of the Argentine chapter of the Youth League, which is being viewed with suspicion and distrust within the reactionary sectors breastfed by Washington and the Latin American right.

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Corruption in Latin America: making the common heritage for accumulation by dispossession

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Protests against current Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

If one asks anyone in the streets of Santiago de Chile, La Paz, Lima, Caracas or Mexico City about the main problems in their country, it is very likely that corruption is one of the first names. We can also find this idea by reviewing portals, channels and newspapers, with recent references throughout the region. An extraordinarily significant sample is Brazil, where the President of the Republic was dismissed in 2016 (i) under accusations of mismanagement of public funds by a Senate whose president was imprisoned a few months later on charges of proven corruption; At that time, a vice president was appointed who today faces charges for the same reason, without mentioning that he is trying to carry out a similar case against the now candidate and former president Lula da Silva (ii). Apparently similar situations of impeachment or prosecution processes occur in Ecuador, in Peru and throughout the continent. In the Dominican Republic, the so-called “Green March” brings together sectors of the left, center and right that mobilize hundreds of thousands against the corruption of the State, a similar case occurring in Haiti.

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Venezuelan economy will be recovered

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he arrives for the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected governor of Zuila state Omar Prieto (not pictured), in MaracaiboVenezuela has recently been through a difficult situation due to economic and political war against the Bolivarian revolution.

However, last municipal elections have demonstrated that Revolution is still alive.

President Nicolas Maduro has also held a planning workshop with the country’s mayors in a bid to ensure a path to “economic recovery” in 2018.

Maduro met with the 335 mayors elected December 10 to host the Strategic Planning Workshop of the Territorial Government System of the Federal Council of Government (CFG).

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Honduras: between elections and challenges

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In what is seen by many as a crucial election race, the opposition coalition, led by Salvador Nasralla is pit against the right-wing incumbant Juan Orlando Hernandez. Nasralla, a former businessman and TV host of Palestinian descent, is backed by former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was overthrown in a U.S.-backed coup in 2009, leading to a period of right-wing National Party rule.

With the past few years seeing a sharp rise in violence against activists, land grabs, and violent crime, many are clamoring for a change and rallying behind Nasralla, a center-leftist.

Early results gave the edge to Nasralla, but the final count has yet to be announced. In the meantime, TeleSUR takes a look at the voting and celebrations.

Mexican campesinos protest against NAFTA

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Hundreds of agricultural workers marched in Mexico City against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) august 7, 2017.

Hundreds of Mexican campesinos marched through the streets of the country´s capital city to demand the government leave agriculture out of the new NAFTA free trade agreement.

The protesters assured that Mexican president Peña Nieto will place the interests of transnational food corporations above the needs of the country’s small-scale farmers and further threaten the country’s agricultural sector.

The march headed from the Angel of Independence to the Ministry of the Interior, and was made up of members of the Ayala National Coordination Scheme, a campesino collective that defends land rights.

“We are not going to allow an unfavorable negotiation or that we fall on our knees before the United States. This is the beginning of a campaign for the agricultural sector to be completely excluded from NAFTA,” the organization said.

Agrarian organizations and popular movements have criticized NAFTA for affecting the country’s small producers and hurting Mexico’s overall food sovereignty, turning the country into an exporter of raw materials and an importer of processed products.

Mexico experienced a massive surge of U.S. investment following NAFTA’s 1994 implementation that produced half a million manufacturing jobs through 2002. But in the same period, 1.3 million workers within the agricultural sector were displaced.

More campesino protests are planned ahead of the NAFTA negotiations which are set to take place August 16 to 20 in Washington, D.C.

Sao Paulo Forum concludes with a claim for Latin American countries unity

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For the first time in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean countries have developing processes of revolutionary transformation or progressive social reform. But these achievements are threatened by a regional right-wing offensive to reverse social transformations in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

The biggest error of Latin American people is to forget a past of horror, of coups d`états, of plans for training mercenaries, of tortures, military dictatorships and thousands of disappeared progressive leaders. All those episodes were the result of conservative and imperialist groups action.

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Brazilian Anarchists, Communists March Against Temer

One year after the parliamentary coup that ousted former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and installed right-wing Michel Temer as president, the third edition of the annual Antifascist March on Saturday saw hundreds protesting in a number of cities across Brazil.

Organized by legions of anarchists, communists and a number of other left-wing organizations, the march was held in 20 cities and 15 states. It was organized in order to protest against the country’s “conservative advance” and the policies of the extreme right.

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