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Fundación Arias denounces ‘genocide’ in Nicaragua for mismanagement of the coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) The Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano (Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress) denounced that "the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship is taking advantage of the covid-19 pandemic to provoke a genocide driven by criminal negligence." This was stated this Wednesday during the...

Bolsonaro Heads Anti-Democratic Rally Amid Brazil’s Political Crisis

Far-right Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets Sunday to attack Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of his supporters, mentioning once again the backing he continues to have with the armed forces. “We have the armed forces at the people’s...

Three dictatorships in Latin America on International Human Rights Day

In Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, above all, no reference will be made. Or if any is done it will sound ironic. Like the one made on the morning of December 10 by Granma, the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, regarding a new...

Venezuela marks independence day with military parade

Venezuela celebrated its independence day on Friday, complete with a grand military parade overseen by strongman President Nicolas Maduro. The embattled president called for peace one day after the UN published a report detailing death squads carrying out extrajudicial killings, sometimes against those who spoke...

Ortega regime releases all political prisoners under its Amnesty Law

.This Tuesday morning the Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo regime continued the release of their political prisoners that started on Monday, June 10, some now under their self-Amnesty Law imposed with a rubber stamp from the National Assembly on Saturday, June 8. Nicaraguan-Costa Rican journalist...

Sergio Ramirez: I See No Future for the Ortega Regime

For the award-winning Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez Mercado, the Ortega dictatorship makes a “futile” effort to gain time in negotiations with the Civic Alliance, because time is gained when there is a future, but the regime has “none” and is heading to its end....

What to Do and What to Expect After the Dictatorship

The formation of a Blue and White National Unity movement (Unidad Nacional Azul y Blanco) with representation from the majority of the social and political sectors that actively oppose the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship, is a great historic event due to its broad political agreement without...

The International Community Dooms Nicaragua to Repeat Venezuelan Experience

In Venezuela, at least four processes of dialogue have taken place between the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro and the representatives of the Venezuelan official opposition in the last four years. All in vain. Unfruitful. Small victories for the regime. Achieving nothing for the society...

Dictatorship the underlying problem in Nicaragua riots, priest says

As violent clashes continue between security forces and anti-government protestors in Nicaragua, an eye witness has said the country’s underlying problem is the president’s authoritarian bent. President Daniel Ortega. File photo. Nicaraguans began protesting in the streets of Managua April 18 following the government’s announcement of...

Nicaragua: Will Revoking Pension Reform Be Enough?

On Sunday, President Daniel Ortega revoked the controversial law to reform the Instituto Nacional de Seguridad Social (INSS) – national social security fund – but the demonstrations continue and businessmen call the government to dialogue. The revocation came Sunday afternoon, five days after the clashes...

Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo Speaks Out Of Her Stepfather: ‘Daniel Ortega Invents Conspiracy’

"The president comes out to invent that there is a conspiracy because he does not have the lucidity nor the audacity to admit that the people are claiming autonomy, without external political leadership. For his inability to accept mistakes, for that fundamentalism in the...

Venezuelan Military Woman Flees Hit Men and Seeks Refuge in Costa Rica

Evelyn Andrade López managed to escape from a police and military fence in Venezuela and two hit men who pursued her to Panama, after denouncing the atrocities committed by the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. With fictitious names and changes in clothing and appearance, this...

Cuba’s Education Farce: There Is No Room for Young Independent Thinkers

One of the cruelest monopolies that dictatorships invariably control — and Cuba is no exception — is, without a doubt, the education system. It is impossible for someone who does not consent to communism, at least outwardly, to advance in his or her studies, regardless...

Latin American history suggests Zimbabwe’s military coup will turn violent

On Nov. 14, a group of soldiers from the Zimbabwe Defense Forces arrested and detained Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. The move came just days after Army Commander Constantine Chiwenga warned that the military would not “hesitate to step in” if Mugabe did not cease...

Journalists Once Again Arrested in Cuba, Now for Reporting on Hurricane Irma Preparations

(TODAY CUBA) Raúl Castro’s dictatorship in Cuba arrested independent journalists who were trying to report on Hurricane Irma this week. When they were arrested, Maykel Gonzalez Vivero and Carlos Alejandro Rodríguez had been trying to report on the arrival of Hurricane Irma, interviewing people on the island about their...

Maduro Drops All Pretense, Vows to Become a Dictator

Venezuelan ruler Nicolás Maduro usually picks a fight with whomever calls his regime a dictatorship, insisting it is nothing but democratic. But amid a deep economic and political crisis, now even himself is admitting that he might have to “become a dictator” to wrestle...

“There Is No Democracy in Venezuela”, Says Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister

Diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Costa Rica have strained after Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza accused the Costa Rican government of “assaulting democracy” and institutions of Venezuela Arreaza accused Costa Rica his Costa Rican counterpart, Manuel González made comments about President Nicolás Maduro’s “totalitarianism” attitude. “Costa...

President Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela had become a pariah among fellow Latin American leaders as his beleaguered country staggered toward dictatorship. But a threat by President Trump to use the American military against Maduro’s government has united those leaders in a different direction: demanding that...

What next for Venezuela? Crisis and isolation

President Nicolas Maduro’s government held a vote Sunday that will replace the opposition-controlled National Assembly with an entirely new legislature known as the Constituent Assembly filled with his supporters. Ten people were killed Sunday in the bloodiest day of protests since March. The attorney general...

Maduro Makes Venezuela’s Dictatorship Official

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro formally began the process to install himself as Venezuela’s dictator today. It began at 6:00am, when Maduro and his wife cast their vote in a constituent election which he summoned despite its illegality and despite widespread condemnation...

Argentine mothers still seek justice for missing children

(Q24N) As Argentina reverses a decision to release torturers from its era of dictatorship from prison, mothers of missing persons are still looking for answers 40 years on. Argentina has been a democracy since 1983. But one group of women, all over 80, still protest...

Venezuelan Dictatorship Arrests Thousands after 7 Weeks of Protests

Opposition leader, Henrique Capriles Radonski, who serves as Governor of the state of Miranda The death toll and causality count have been mounting at an alarming speed in Venezuela, as protests continue past the 50-day mark, and dictator Nicolás Maduro intensifies attempts to repress public...

Cuban Dictatorship Invites Over Puerto Rican Terrorist Released by Obama

Cuba President Raul Castro congratulated Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera on his release this week, and invited him to visit the island. Lopez Rivera spent 35 years as a US political prisoner after claiming partial responsibility for multiple bombings in New York City, Chicago...

Why Are There No Riots in the Barrios of Venezuela?

Commuters in Caracas’ popular neighborhoods. | Photo: Mision Verdad TODAY VENEZUELA – Closing streets, paralyzing the subway system, burning urban transport units, attacking public institutions, even some private ones, the looting of shops, schools and hospitals, terrorizing popular neighborhoods with hired gangs, mercenary style. In eastern...

Venezuela’s New Constituent Assembly Takes Page From Fascism’s Playbook

Dictator Nicolás Maduro tramples liberal democracy on his to fascism. (PanAm Post) Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro summoned citizens to write a new constitution at the beginning of May, and though many questions about his proposal remain unclear, the dictator has revealed some new details about the plan...

2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

TODAY VENEZUELA – Workers at General Motors’ Venezuela plant claim they were fired over text GM sent a mass text message to inform its employees they had been fired. (Twitter) message. “GM informs you that social benefits will be transferred to employees’ accounts due to the termination of...

The Disaster That Is Venezuela

A demonstrator holds a sign with the face of President Nicolás Maduro that reads “No Dictatorship, Out” during a second day of protests as the Supreme Court reverses its decision to seize the powers of the opposition-led Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 1....

Nicaragua and Venezuela: Latin American Dictatorships that Refuse to Die

(Q24N) The regime of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua took the final step on its way toward dictatorship when it removed 28 opposition congressmen from office on July 29. Moreover, the country’s electoral body rubber-stamped Ortega’s plan to run for what could be his fourth presidency...

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