Venezuela & ALBA News #380, 12.24.2021: Britain Keeping Venezuelan Gold; New Faux Left Attacks on Nicaragua; Cuba 90% Vaccinated

El Pais: Latin America in the hands of Wall Street  Latin America is the most-indebted region in the Third World [at $2.5 trillion]. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the average gross debt of governments is 77.7% of regional GDP, and the total cost of servicing the debt – interest … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News #380, 12.24.2021: Britain Keeping Venezuelan Gold; New Faux Left Attacks on Nicaragua; Cuba 90% Vaccinated

Venezuela & ALBA News 12.17.2021: ALBA Conference declaration and Daniel Ortega speech; 114 Congresspeople letter to end Cuba blockade

AlexSaab.news: Camilla Fabri wife of Alex Saab talks about the first days of the kidnapping in Cape Verde From Alex Saab letter: “From there he took me to a dark dungeon and left me on the floor, it was about 10 p.m. maximum. The next day he returned, calculation at midnight. There I was without … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 12.17.2021: ALBA Conference declaration and Daniel Ortega speech; 114 Congresspeople letter to end Cuba blockade

114 Congresspeople sign Letter to Biden asking the path to normalization with Cuba be restored and sanctions be reversed

copy of letter here Twenty-six organizations, including DC policy groups, faith based groups, humanitarian organizations, Cuban-American groups, solidarity groups, political organizations, mobilized people around the country.  The four lead authors of the letter – Jim McGovern (MA), Barbara Lee (CA), Gregory Meeks (NY), Bobby Rush (IL) – and their staffs worked incredibly hard.  “The current … Continue reading 114 Congresspeople sign Letter to Biden asking the path to normalization with Cuba be restored and sanctions be reversed

Venezuela & ALBA News 12.10.2021: Venezuela Recovers Oil Production; Guaido UN support drops to 15 countries

Popular Resistance: Biden’s “Summit for Democracy” The Apex of Hypocrisy Biden’s December 9-10 “Summit for Democracy” has already stirred up a storm. The White House says the summit will have “three principal themes: defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights” – clearly targeting Washington’s chosen “autocratic states,” China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 12.10.2021: Venezuela Recovers Oil Production; Guaido UN support drops to 15 countries

Venezuela & ALBA News 12.3.2021: Inspiring Honduras Victory; US Defeated in Venezuela Election; Huge anti-Coup Mobilization in Bolivia

Orinoco Tribune: ALBA-TCP “12 Years After the Coup, These Elections are an Example of Courage and Resistance”  “We congratulate the resounding victory of the Honduran people, who have restored hope through these elections 12 years after the coup,” Llorenti wrote. “The first female President of Honduras, @XiomaraCastroZ, is an example of resistance and courage. Long … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 12.3.2021: Inspiring Honduras Victory; US Defeated in Venezuela Election; Huge anti-Coup Mobilization in Bolivia

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.12.2021: US War on ALBA Countries: Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia

US War on CubaTeleSur: World Leaders Sign Letter Opposing Planned US Subversion in Cuba TeleSur reproduces in full a letter signed by hundreds of world leaders and personalities in solidarity with the Cuban people and government up against the full-fledged destabilization attempts planned for November 15.World map of US backed rallies against Cuba on November … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 11.12.2021: US War on ALBA Countries: Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia

Monday November 15 Chicago Rally: Free US Imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab! End the US Blockade of Venezuela, which has killed over 100,000 civilians! End US Interference in Venezuela elections!

Monday, November 15 4:30-6 pmWater Tower Park, Michigan Ave and Pearson St The US has grabbed Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and imprisoned him in Miami, facing trial. This violates recognized international law (the 1961 Vienna Convention) on diplomatic immunity for one country to arrest and imprison a diplomat of another. Alex Saab was engaged in … Continue reading Monday November 15 Chicago Rally: Free US Imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab! End the US Blockade of Venezuela, which has killed over 100,000 civilians! End US Interference in Venezuela elections!

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.5.2021: The National Security State – Social Media War on Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela; Alex Saab Update

Venezuela Jacobin: Documents Show How the US Government Used Social Media to Intervene in Venezuela [Being a pro-Democratic Party publication, Jacobin repeats already disproven propaganda about Russian election interference, and criticizes Maduro “authoritarianism,” yet the article is another example showing how the national security state works with social media corporations for US coup operations.] The … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 11.5.2021: The National Security State – Social Media War on Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela; Alex Saab Update

Venezuela & ALBA News 10.29.21: US Campaigns against Nicaragua election, Disrupts Venezuelan national reconciliation, Instigates rightwing protests in Cuba

Monthly Review: New Era of US Financial Warfare The recent tightening of the economic blockade on Cuba, plus the related economic sanctions directed at Venezuela, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths there, can be understood only in the context of the new era of financial warfare, which the US has unleashed on targeted countries. … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 10.29.21: US Campaigns against Nicaragua election, Disrupts Venezuelan national reconciliation, Instigates rightwing protests in Cuba

New Era of US Financial Warfare

September 2021 (Volume 73, Number 4)by The Editors, Monthly Reviewhttps://monthlyreview.org/author/monthlyrevieweditors/ In July 2021, popular protests erupted in Cuba for the first time in a generation, in an event that had the mark of Washington all over it (Helen Yaffe, “What’s Actually Going on in Cuba?” Novara Media, July 20, 2021). The immediate background to these protests was the … Continue reading New Era of US Financial Warfare