Venezuela & ALBA News 7.30.2021: Victory in Peru; countering propaganda against ALBA nations; Cuba and Venezuela delegations

Documentary: Chávez 

Orinoco Tribune: ‘For a Country Without Corruption and With a New Constitution’: Pedro Castillo Sworn in as the President of Peru – with  US Pushing its Destabilizing Agenda in Latin America ““During four and a half millennia our ancestors found ways to live in harmony with the rich nature that providence offered us,” continued Castillo. “It was like this until the men of Castille arrived, who, taking advantage of a moment of chaos and disunity, managed to conquer the State that until that moment dominated a large part of the central Andes. With the defeat of the Inca Empire started the colonial era.”

Orinoco Tribune: Juan Ramón Quintana, Bolivia’s Former Minister of the Presidency: Sinister Shadow of Privatization of War is Emerging over Latin America “We are witnessing new forms of United States directed coups,” which include methods like the hiring of mercenaries from private security companies for the purpose of carrying out assassinations of political leaders…The policy of the US Democratic Party is the same: it shows a different appearance, public diplomacy, colloquial language, a frank, benevolent gesture, but, in reality, it is the same imperial policy, which is the policy of Trump, Bush, Reagan or Nixon.”

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Venezuela

Orinoco Tribune: Venezuela Condemns New Attack on Alex Saab by United Kingdom The statement also pointed out that Britain is one of the main parties responsible for the theft of assets belonging to the Venezuelan people. It added that the damage to human lives and the limitations of healthcare inflicted on Venezuela during the pandemic, through the theft of Venezuelan State resources, must be investigated and punished.

Redfish (video): Hugo Chavez, Che, Fidel, Salvador Allende From Che Guevara to Hugo Chávez, Fidel Castro to Salvador Allende, Simón Bolivar to Subcomandante Marcos, Latin America has a long legacy of resistance against capitalism and imperialism.

Orinoco Tribune: Venezuela Reaches New Milestone: 3.6 Million Homes Delivered to the People President Maduro also approved more than 1,796,000 petros for the completion of 300,000 homes, scheduled to be built during the second half of the Habitat and Housing Annual Plan 2021. He highlighted that, despite the blockade and financial persecution that the United States has imposed on Venezuela, the country will not stop, and  that the plans to provide welfare to the Venezuelan people continues. “Our Commander Chávez is supervising us. Chávez is always with us, every day, every second, in every battle. They have not been able to and will not be able to defeat Venezuela!”

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Nicaragua

The Grayzone: Nicaragua’s Sandinistas battle ‘diabolical’ US empire and poverty on 42nd anniversary of revolution Ben Norton reports from Nicaragua on the 42nd anniversary of the Sandinista revolution. Nicaraguans discuss their improved quality of life, President Ortega condemns the dictatorial US “empire that wants to dominate all countries,” and Vice President Murillo declares poverty an imperialist “crime against humanity.”

Tortilla con Sal:  Statement of the International Delegation to Nicaragua, July 18-25 2021 from Nicaragua Network – Alliance for Global Justice / Answer Coalition / Black Alliance for Peace / Jornalistas Livres / Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos / Pan-African Community Action / PSL Party for socialism and liberation / Voices with vision, WPFW Radio

Kawsachun News: Sandinista Government Will Send Ship with Nicaraguan Food to Cuba Vice Pres of Nicaragua, Rosario Murllio: “In the coming days, very soon our people, our Government will be sending the people and governments of that sister Cuba; inspiration of so many free beings in the world; a ship with Nicaraguan food to contribute in these times of a pandemic that also includes the Yankee plague that we are fighting…It is food which represent the respect and eternal gratitude of the Nicaraguan people, our Revolution, the people of Fidel, Raúl, Miguel; and the Cuban Revolution.” 

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Cuba

Open Letter to President Biden: Let Cuba Live statement  and  NYTimes ad A significant statement.

The Grayzone: Cuba’s cultural counter-revolution: US gov’t-backed rappers, artists gain fame as ‘catalyst for current unrest’ Painting itself as a grassroots collective of artists fighting for freedom of expression, the San Isidro Movement has become a key weapon in the US government’s assault on the Cuban revolution. 

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Bolivia

Evo Morales on China, and on why China and Russia are not imperialist

Kawsachun News: Bolivia & Peru Open ‘Binational Cabinet’ With Social Movements Bolivia President Arce stated, “In a meeting with our brother President Pedro Castillo, we have decided to reinstate the Binational Cabinet between Bolivia and #Peru, together with the social movements of both countries, as soon as possible.”

Kawsachun News: Bolivia Will Send Food and Syringes to Cuba President Arce, “Although we are going through difficult economic and social moments after the coup d’état and the de facto government’s terrible management, Cuba taught us that solidarity is not giving what we have left over but sharing what little or much we have.” 

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Webinars and Delegations to Venezuela and Cuba

Nov. 17-24: Delegation to Venezuela

Witness for Peace 2021 delegations to Cuba

IFCO Pastors for Peace Delegations to Cuba

Video of July 26 webinar: What is Happening in Cuba? Arnold August, Claudia Chaufan, Keith Bolender, Wendy Holm, Claude Morin, Radhika Desai 

Ben Linder Solidarity School 2021   A 10-week virtual course to study and strengthen solidarity with Nicaragua and its popular organizations like the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (Rural Workers’ Association), and international movements like La Via Campesina. This course is meant for anyone who is interested in strengthening internationalism and accompanying social movements.

August 10 webinar: Free Venezuela diplomat Alex Saab

August 18 webinar: Latin America’s Struggle: Opposing US Intervention, Neoliberalism & the Far-Right Hosted by Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America

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To follow Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Cuba daily:

Orinoco Tribune

Stand with Venezuela

Venezuela Solidarity New York

Ultima Noticias (English)

NicaNotes

Tortilla con Sal

Friends of Sandinista Nicaragua

Friends of Evo’s Bolivia

Kawsachun News

Cuba News

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