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    Post  magnumcromagnon Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:41 pm

    Chileans have made history, voting to scrap Pinochet’s 1980 constitution.

    https://twitter.com/BrasilWire/status/1320517891394048000
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    Post  George1 Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:08 am

    Peru Congress Votes to Impeach President Martin Vizcarra

    https://sputniknews.com/latam/202011101081110178-peru-congress-votes-to-impeach-president-martin-vizcarra/
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    Post  Kiko Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:34 pm

    Peruvian interim president Manuel Merino has just resigned amid an acute political & social crisis.
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    Post  Kiko Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:31 pm

    Centre-right wing Morado Party member Francisco Sagasti is the new Peruvian president.
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    Post  Kiko Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:39 am

    Argentina's Senate approves law over taxes on large wealth owners in order to cope with higher pandemic expenditures:
    https://br.sputniknews.com/americas/2020120516561473-senado-argentino-sanciona-imposto-sobre-grandes-fortunas-para-cobrir-gastos-com-pandemia-da/

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    Post  Kiko Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:20 am

    An oncologist himself, former Uruguayan President and leftist leader Tabaré Vázquez dies of lung cancer.
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    Post  Kiko Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:00 am

    Chile: Sebastián Piñera, two times president thanks to the stupidity of voters. Who pays the bill (scapegoat)?
    https://www.elclarin.cl/2020/12/10/pinera-dos-veces-presidente-gracias-a-la-estupidez-de-los-electores-quien-paga-el-pato/
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    Post  franco Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:02 am

    https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/15/us-oas-colombia-steal-ecuador-election/


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    The US/OAS is overseeing two coups right now, in Ecuador and Haiti, at the same time.

    Unfortunately most of the US "left" is silent, yet alone trying to organize actions to meaningfully challenge imperialism.

    The Professional Media Left is too busy still heroizing Pope Bernie
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    Post  franco Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:43 pm

    Brazilian Supreme Court just invalidated the criminal convictions of ex-President Lula da Silva, restoring his political rights and rendering him eligible to run against Bolsonaro in 2022. He was leading all polls when convicted in 2018. Glenn Greenwald@ggreenwald

    https://theintercept.com/2019/06/09/brazil-lula-operation-car-wash-sergio-moro/

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    Post  George1 Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:26 am

    Raul Castro resigned as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba
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    Post  Kiko Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:17 pm

    Regime change in Cuba may put Russia in fierce competition for influence, expert says. 13.07.2021

    There is a trio of countries - Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua - where Russia’s positions are really firm, and are in a way connected with the specifics of the government currently in office there, Russian International Affairs Council CEO Andrei Kortunov noted.

    MOSCOW, July 13. /TASS/. A change of political regime in Cuba may threaten Russia’s current position in the republic and create conditions for a harsh competition between Moscow and the Western states, Russian International Affairs Council CEO Andrei Kortunov told TASS Tuesday.

    The expert believes that the modern Russian foreign policy, unlike the Soviet one, is pragmatic and is not based on a strong ideological basis. The Soviet leadership "supported Cuba as its model Socialist project," while modern Moscow has no such ideological ambitions. Still, in recent years, Russia noticeably "emphasizes cooperation with left-wing Latin American countries and governments."

    "In particular, there is a trio of countries - Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua - where Russia’s positions are really firm, and are in a way connected with the specifics of the government currently in office there," Kortunov noted. "Therefore, if any regime change or change of political priorities and so on takes place in Cuba, Russia, of course, will have to build its relations with this country differently."

    According to the specialists, a rebuilding of the political system in Cuba may primarily harm bilateral projects, connected to major Russian companies, because, currently, Western competitors cannot ramp up their presence in Cuba only because of the sanctions.

    "It is easy to imagine that a new Cuba will show more interest in working with the US, for example, and the European countries. And then Russia will face much stronger competition than it does today," Kortunov said.

    Still, it is unlikely that the protests in Cuba will develop in this way, and the sustainability of the current regime "should not be underestimated."

    "The protests are, of course, a serious business; this is, effectively, a new phenomenon in the island’s life, but it is too early to say that a regime change in Havana is unavoidable. There have been talks about it for the last 30 years, and all of them have been wrong," he added.

    A qualitative change

    According to the expert, the current protest agenda is primarily social and economic, a kind of a "march of the empty pots, which does not necessarily result in systemic shifts and regime changes."

    "It is rather difficult to draw a line here," Kortunov said. "But many things will depend on the government’s ability to keep the situation under control, to respond to the economic demands, preserve its power base and prevent these protests from becoming a political movement, aimed against the social system of Cuba."

    Kortunov noted that a harsh confrontational reaction of the Cuban leadership to the street protests may cause additional US sanctions.

    "Attempts would be made to make these sanctions universal: to make the EU and other partners of the US support these sanctions," the expert noted. "Then Russia will have a rather difficult choice: either de-facto comply with these sanctions without recognizing them de-jure, or violate them and provide support to the Cuban leadership in significant volumes and different formats."

    A Cuban rift

    Should Moscow decide to commit a demarche, this may create a new "factor of irritation" between Russia and the US.

    "But there are already many such factors. Venezuela, for example," he continued.

    Meanwhile, in his opinion, the stronger Washington would pressure both countries with sanctions, the more stimuli they will gain to become closer to each other.

    "Look how active the cooperation between Russia and China on the sanctions issue is. It is clear that, if Beijing were not under sanctions, it would have had far less desire to coordinate its policy with Moscow. But, since these sanctions also covered China, we see an increase in cooperation," Kortunov said. "Should there be stronger pressure on Cuba, then Havana will, of course, have objectively more interest in working with Moscow; Russia will try to expand the circle of opponents of unilateral sanctions. The more sanctions there are, the more stimuli there are of cooperation."

    On July 11, Cuban state television reported that riots engulfed several Cuban cities, with several stores being destroyed. Earlier, mass manifestations broke out in the city of San Antonio de los Banos. President of Cuba Miguel Dias-Canel went there and urged the defenders of the Cuban Revolution to take to the streets in order to thwart provocations against the authorities.

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    Post  miketheterrible Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:24 pm

    Cuba and Venezuela will have to work harder in cooperation. The two working together could be huge beneficial to each other and find more allies as well.

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    Post  Vann7 Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:46 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Cuba and Venezuela will have to work harder in cooperation. The two working together could be huge beneficial to each other and find more allies as well.



    What can Cuba or Venezuela do if US sends warships to their shores , to block all trade with those countries and prohibit all nations of sending food , medicine and supplies?

    You obviously speak from an ignorance point of view , that don't understand that the problems
    those nations face , is that commit the tragic mistake , to trust that Russia was strong enough , to provide them protection from their anglo imperial system. Venezuela oil and gasoline was under sanctions and the only way ,they could continue running their nation if when Russia once in a while sends them humanitarian aid ,and oil to their countries , to lift the blockade.

    This is why nobody respect Russia, is a extremely weak nation , that can't even properly defend any of its allies ,from misery . If Russia was not being run by idiots , they will stay the hell away of any country they are not prepared to defend and properly help in case is under attacked by US or Europe sanctions. If Russia keep its nose away from cuba and venezuela and also syria ,they will not be facing war ,under attack or under sanctions by the west and will be nations at peace and not living in the misery ,consequence of trusting that Russia was a reliable ally , they could count , in case they under siege by the west.




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    Post  GarryB Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:28 am

    Venezuela should be looking to replace its Type 209 SSK with Project 636s maybe... and Cuba should be looking to do the same...

    They should not be looking for Russia to fix their problems, but allow Russian products to solve their problems with the biggest bully on the planet.
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    Post  Kiko Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:45 pm

    Elections in Honduras: "There is the possibility of removing a drug dictatorship rotten in corruption", 25/11/2021.

    Former presidential candidate Carlos Eduardo Reina, a member of the LIBRE Party Commission, told 'Telescopio' that a possible electoral victory for Xiomara Castro in the elections would allow the country to "close the wounds" opened in 2009 and "recover the legitimacy of the government."

    This Sunday, November 28, Honduras elects its new president and opens the possibility of changing a political scenario tainted by accusations of corruption and drug trafficking.

    The latest opinion polls show that the leading candidates of the contest are Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, of the opposition Freedom and Refoundation Party (LIBRE), and Nasry Asfura of the ruling National Party of President Juan Orlando Hernández.

    Castro is the wife of former president Manuel Zelaya who, after suffering a coup in 2009, founded the FREE party. In the event of winning the elections, it is proposed to convene a Constituent Assembly to draft a new Constitution and restore legitimacy to the Government of the Central American country.

    Speaking to Telescopio, former presidential candidate Carlos Eduardo Reina, a member of the LIBRE Party Commission, said Castro's victory would "close the open wounds of 2009 and return to Honduras with a government that enjoys legitimacy."

    According to the interviewee, such legitimacy "is absent in the current authorities who shamelessly stole the 2017 elections and where the president was illegally re-elected."

    "In this environment in which the current authorities move, you can see how the regime that governs the country is composed, with drug trafficking, with bribes from characters as obscure as Joaquín" El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, in exchange for favors and security, " Reina said.

    The leader of LIBRE said that"all this situation has caused crisis and to that is added the pandemic, which worsened everything because it showed how health and education were neglected for years."

    According to Reina, in case of winning the elections, Xiomara Castro's priorities will be "to restore legitimacy in power, national reconciliation and forgiveness and to call on the people to define a Constituent Assembly. This is in order to build a country where we can all prosper and that does not happen like today, where about 75% of the population is excluded from the market."

    According to the interviewee, the 2009 coup "created the conditions for the left, which was divided, to unite in a national front against the coup that led to the creation of LIBRE."

    To this he added that there was " the need to remove a drug dictatorship that is rotten in corruption, which led other sectors of the center-right to be part of the unity of the opposition," he concluded.

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    https://mundo.sputniknews.com/20211125/elecciones-en-honduras-existe-la-posibilidad-de-sacar-a-una-narcodictadura-podrida-en-corrupcion-1118664506.html

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    Post  Kiko Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:41 am

    Preliminary results in Honduras give advantage to progressive candidate Xiomara Castro, 29/11/2021.

    The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Honduras, Kelvin Aguirre, offered this Sunday the first preliminary results Bulletin, where he points out that with 28,07% of computerized Presidential Records, candidate Xiomara Castro leads the dispute, reports Telesur.

    After knowing the first election results, the virtual winner of the elections in Honduras, Xiomara Castro, of the Libertad y Refundación (Libre) Party, thanked the people and all the political sectors that allowed her to conquer victory.

    In his statements, Castro announced that he will form a government of reconciliation, peace and justice and added that he will work to build a true participatory democracy in the Central American country.

    The socialist stated that her victory will put an end to authoritarianism and continuity in Honduras “there will never be any more abuses of power in this country, because from now on the people will be the Eternal Current in Honduras”.

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    https://www.brasil247.com/mundo/resultados-preliminares-em-honduras-dao-vantagem-a-candidata-progressista-xiomara-castro?amp

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    Post  George1 Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:18 am

    Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro held a commanding lead early Monday as Hondurans appeared poised to remove the conservative National Party from power after 12 years of continuous rule.

    https://apnews.com/article/elections-honduras-tegucigalpa-ece5365f95420871e5fdf4986d0e1e83

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    Post  Kiko Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:01 am

    Honduran ruling party admits defeat in Sunday's presidential election, 01/12/2021.

    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters)-the ruling National Party of Honduras (PNH) admitted on Tuesday defeat in Sunday's presidential elections, which show a significant advantage in the preliminary count to leftist Xiomara Castro.

    Speaking to Honduran broadcaster Radio America, PNH Executive Secretary Kilvett Bertrand said the ruling coalition recognized the victory of 62-year-old Xiomara Castro, who will return the country's left to power after the coup that deposed her husband, Manuel Zelaya, in 2009.

    "We wish great success to those who won the elections," Bertrand told Radio America.

    According to the vote count, the candidate of the freedom and Refoundation Party (Libre), supported by a coalition of groups, had 53,49% of the votes with 52,07% of the votes counted by noon on Tuesday. The ruling party candidate, Nasry Asfura, had 33.98% support.

    On Monday, the publication of the results was interrupted since the morning, leaving Hondurans impatient who recalled what happened in the 2017 presidential elections, when the trend suddenly changed after the count stopped for hours, sparking protests and accusations of fraud against then-President Juan Orlando Hernández.

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    https://www.brasil247.com/mundo/partido-governista-hondurenho-admite-derrota-nas-eleicoes-presidenciais-de-domingo?amp

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