What 50 Countries are Backing Guaidó? Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Say It Enough It Must Be True

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair American media still refer to Juan Guaidó, America’s hand-picked “legitimate leader” or “legitimate president” of Venezuela, as having an “administration.” The truth is that his “administration” — consisting of advisors and other opposition leaders — are all either arrested and being held by the government, hiding, seeking asylum in various foreign … Continue reading “What 50 Countries are Backing Guaidó? Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Say It Enough It Must Be True”

The Threat of Political Climate Change

In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved into nationalism, authoritarianism, … Continue reading “The Threat of Political Climate Change”

The Rising Tide of the Populist Right

by John Feffer In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved … Continue reading “The Rising Tide of the Populist Right”

US Press Reaches All-Time Low on Venezuela Coverage

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage left by the US in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, … Continue reading “US Press Reaches All-Time Low on Venezuela Coverage”

Entretien avec Vilma, activiste maya du Guatemala en visite aux Lentillères

Pour commencer si tu veux bien te présenter. Tu viens d’où ? Comment es tu arrivée ici ? Je m’appelle Vilma Judith Sor, je suis une femme maya kaqchikel [1] du Guatemala et je travaille dans une organisation qui s’appelle association communautaire pour le développement SERJUS. Je suis ici parce que le travail que nous faisons reçoit … Continue reading “Entretien avec Vilma, activiste maya du Guatemala en visite aux Lentillères”

Getting It Right on Immigration

As the 2020 presidential campaign intensifies in the coming weeks and months, we’ll see candidates and pundits airing a wide variety of proposals on immigration policy. We’ll get recommendations on border security, asylum, detention, the status of the Dreamers, the status of the 11 million people living in the U.S. without documentation, and the role … Continue reading “Getting It Right on Immigration”

Tsai eyes expanded Taiwan-Guatemala cooperation, exchanges

President Tsai Ing-wen said the government will ramp up Taiwan-Guatemala cooperation and exchanges as part of efforts to further deepen friendship and relations between the countries.   Bilateral ties are going from strength to strength, Tsai said. This is illustrated by the number of successful joint projects in areas spanning education, infrastructure, medicine, public health … Continue reading “Tsai eyes expanded Taiwan-Guatemala cooperation, exchanges”

The Best Proof of Russia’s Hostility Is Its Attempt to Establish Peaceful and Friendly Relations

The mainstream media never ceases to remind us that Russia is an adversary of the United States … or an opponent … an enemy … a rival … an adversary … or, my favorite, a “regional hegemon.” The best proof of this phenomenon, of course, is Russia’s attempt to establish peaceful and friendly relations with … Continue reading “The Best Proof of Russia’s Hostility Is Its Attempt to Establish Peaceful and Friendly Relations”

The Bloody History of Border Militias Runs Deep — And Law Enforcement Is Part of It

Last week, American vigilantes captured hundreds of migrants — including women and small children — along a darkened stretch of the border in New Mexico. The group, calling itself the United Constitutional Patriots, or UCP, uploaded video of its score to Facebook. Illuminated by the florescent glow of flashlights, the shaky footage showed weary mothers, … Continue reading “The Bloody History of Border Militias Runs Deep — And Law Enforcement Is Part of It”

Guerre des ressources naturelles en Équateur

Les peuples indigènes accusent le président Rafael Correa de se vendre au secteur minier. En janvier, le pays a été secoué par des manifestations de masse contre l’exploitation minière à grande échelle. En Équateur, il y a longtemps que les peuples indigènes et les campesinos (les paysans) demandent la nationalisation des ressources naturelles. Ces derniers … Continue reading “Guerre des ressources naturelles en Équateur”

Combat de titans pour l’Amérique centrale

L’Union européenne négocie en ce moment un accord d’intégration économique avec l’Amérique centrale. Les liens commerciaux et politiques de l’Amérique centrale sont pourtant davantage tournés vers les États-Unis. Seulement 0,38 % du commerce extérieur de l’Union européenne se fait avec l’Amérique centrale. Pourquoi alors ces pourparlers ? La 5e rencontre de négociations entre l’Union européenne … Continue reading “Combat de titans pour l’Amérique centrale”

Le Plan Mexico et les migrations en Amérique centrale

Longue de 960 kilomètres, la très poreuse frontière qui sépare le Guatemala du Mexique offre aux immigrants d’Amérique centrale un accès facile à « El Norte », c’est-à-dire aux États-Unis. Elle offre 63 points de passage non contrôlés, parmi lesquels 44 sont accessibles en véhicule automobile. Pour les mêmes raisons qu’elle attire les migrants centre-américains, … Continue reading “Le Plan Mexico et les migrations en Amérique centrale”

Le Sucre contre le FMI

Les dirigeants politiques mondiaux sont visiblement décontenancés par l’accélération de la crise systémique actuelle du capitalisme. A peine ont-ils pris une décision qu’elle est déjà dépassée par les événements. Tout le monde a maintenant conscience que les plans de sauvetage financiers, économiques et industriels mis en oeuvre dans les métropoles du libéralisme réunies dans l’ancien … Continue reading “Le Sucre contre le FMI”

Combat de titans pour l’Amérique centrale

L’Union européenne négocie en ce moment un accord d’intégration économique avec l’Amérique centrale. Les liens commerciaux et politiques de l’Amérique centrale sont pourtant davantage tournés vers les États-Unis. Seulement 0,38 % du commerce extérieur de l’Union européenne se fait avec l’Amérique centrale. Pourquoi alors ces pourparlers ? La 5e rencontre de négociations entre l’Union européenne … Continue reading

Combat de titans pour l’Amérique centrale

La « Citadelle Amérique » ne va pas tarder à gagner l’Amérique centrale depuis l’Amérique du Sud

“Fortress America” Is About To Expand From South America To Central America Par Andrew Korybko − Le 6 avril 2019 − Source orientalreview.org Le président Trump a encore réitéré sa promesse de fermer la frontière Sud et déclaré qu’il coupait toutes les aides aux pays du Triangle du Nord que sont le Salvador, le Guatemala … Continue reading “La « Citadelle Amérique » ne va pas tarder à gagner l’Amérique centrale depuis l’Amérique du Sud”

Why Russiagate Will Never Go Away

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair Whatever might come of the remaining details of the Mueller probe, lessons ‘learned’ by the American press won’t be among them. The story was never about truth, so exposing bits and pieces as untrue won’t undo its success. And the government officials and pundits who put it forward largely got … Continue reading “Why Russiagate Will Never Go Away”

The Battle for Latin America: How the U.S. Helped Destroy the “Pink Tide”

Photograph Source Presidencia de la Nación Argentina – CC BY 2.0 After sponsoring juntas until well into the 1990s, the US went after Central and South America with “free trade” deals before once again working with extremists. The recent elections of Argentina’s Mauricio Macri and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro are major blows to socioeconomic and cultural … Continue reading “The Battle for Latin America: How the U.S. Helped Destroy the “Pink Tide””

Opening Tombs and Resurrecting Lives

Easter is about opening tombs and resurrecting lives.  Today’s tombs include the Trump administration’s walls and bans and lies that confine people, threaten their safety, and block their aspirations and fulfillment.  Thus, in this life, Easter is celebrated whenever people, fleeing such oppression, are offered the safety of sanctuary.  Here, people of faith not only … Continue reading “Opening Tombs and Resurrecting Lives”

Migrants aux portes des États-Unis : pourquoi ils fuient leurs pays

L’afflux massif de familles en provenance d’Amérique centrale et qui demandent l’asile aux États-Unis est un phénomène d’une ampleur considérable pour les services d’immigration américains. La crise humanitaire à la frontière sud des États-Unis a provoqué, le 7 avril dernier, la démission forcée de Kirstjen Nielsen, secrétaire à la Sécurité intérieure, le président Donald Trump lui … Continue reading “Migrants aux portes des États-Unis : pourquoi ils fuient leurs pays”

US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting

The Washington, DC-based think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a private roundtable on April 10 called “Assessing the Use of Military Force in Venezuela.” A list of attendees was provided to The Grayzone and two participants confirmed the meeting took place. They refused to offer any further detail, however. Among the roughly … Continue reading “US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting”

A Honduran Asylum-Seeker Was Brutally Murdered After Being Deported — From Mexico

Terror raced through Teresa Gonzales as both the clarity of the message and the ambiguity of the threat hit her at once. “We have a present for you waiting outside,” read the text, which appeared on her daughter Rosa’s cellphone during Saturday worship. “Mom, they’re threatening me,” said Rosa, eyes wide. Teresa, whose family members’ … Continue reading “A Honduran Asylum-Seeker Was Brutally Murdered After Being Deported — From Mexico”

Discovering hallucinogenic mushrooms in Mexico

Fresco depicting the healer María Sabina with her mushrooms. DRBefore being qualified as “magic” and becoming the global phenomenon they are today, certain mushrooms were considered as sacred by the Mesoamerican peoples of Mexico. In the Nahuatl language the word teonanacatl, literally means “the flesh of God”. In the 16th century, with the conquest of … Continue reading “Discovering hallucinogenic mushrooms in Mexico”

Iraq’s WMDs Found…In Russia

White House photo by Eric Draper In late 2017, actor Morgan Freeman announced in a video created by a who’s who of senior U.S. Intelligence officials that Russia had attacked the United States and that ‘we’ were at war. Freeman, whose net worth is said to be about a quarter-billion dollars, claimed that ex-Soviet ‘authoritarian’ … Continue reading “Iraq’s WMDs Found…In Russia”

The CIA: Surprise, Kill, Vanish

International Criminal Court (ICC) Logo The International Criminal Court (ICC) which prosecutes crimes against humanity is under attack again by the Trump Administration for pursuing Americans. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama supported it. George W. Bush tried to close it down but then decided to cooperate with it. Donald Trump is against it and encouraged John Bolton, his … Continue reading “The CIA: Surprise, Kill, Vanish”