Latin America

Blinken vs Ortega

US Meddling In Nicaraguan Affairs

Congress unveils comprehensive action plan against Daniel Ortega’s government. On 21 September, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy held a hearing entitled “An International Response to Ortega’s Destruction of Democracy in Nicaragua”. The profile of the participants and the nature […]

Nayib Bukele

Bitcoin The Messiah: El Salvador Goes Crypto

In a particular deli store in South Melbourne, a tongue-and-cheek message is attached to the cash register.  “Bitcoin accepted there,” it proclaims brightly.  Naturally, it is nothing of the sort, a teasing ruse for the punters and those casting an eye in the direction of the store.  Cold hard cash […]

Boris-Johnson

The Overthrow Of Evo Morales And The First Lithium War

The world was used to oil wars since the end of the 19th century. Now the wars over lithium, a mineral that is essential for mobile phones, but above all for electric cars, are beginning. Foreign Office documents obtained by a British historian and journalist show that the UK engineered the overthrow of Bolivian president Evo Morales to steal the country’s lithium reserves.

Lula da Silva

Return Of ‘Pink Tide’ In Brazil. Viva BRICS!

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has hit the political turf running. He was catapulted back on to the frontline of Brazilian politics only on Monday by the surprise decision of the country’s Supreme Court to declare that the anti-corruption operation that scuppered Lula’s bid to reclaim presidency […]

AMLO

Mexico Turns Towards Multipolarity

An important event took place between 22 and 24 February that not only has a symbolic significance for the Western hemisphere, but could also become an additional catalyst for the establishment of a multipolar world order. Argentine President Alberto Fernández made an official visit to Mexico at the invitation of […]

Venezuela eleccion

Who To Believe About Venezuela’s Election?

In early December I travelled to Venezuela to be an election observer at their national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight persons from Canada and US organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers in total, including the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts. […]