5:26 [Fort Russ] (E)
The suffocating situation in which Venezuela has been found, largely due to economic sanctions, has forced the country to consider calling a foreign, that is a Russian, contingent on its territory. Nowadays, Venezuela continues its fight to never again be a “backyard” of bigger powers, as it used to be in the past.
0:45 [Waking Times] (E)
We live in a supremely statist world, and ordinary people find it practically impossible to think outside of this box. If you ask the ‘man on the street’ what he thinks of political anarchism, you’ll notice that their mind is altogether incapable of even entertaining the possibility.
12:07 [RT] (E)
There are no military coups taking place in Latin America anymore as coups are now happening through congresses and courts. It`s yet another mechanism used by the US to deal with presidents fighting against imperialism." If those measures prove ineffective, the US resorts to "making plots and carrying out provocations," Morales said. And when that fails as well, there`s talk of military intervention, like it has been talked about regarding Venezuela.
13:10 [Sputnik] (E)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on Tuesday the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro "garbage" in response to his statement about possible military invasion to Venezuela.
0:21 [The Duran] (E)
It has one mission – to stare at the sun so scientists can observe it. And, since 1950, that has been the sole business of this little community, perched at an elevation of 9,200 feet above sea level on the escarpment of the Sacramento Mountains. But today, the village is empty, the solar scope unused and no one is allowed on the premises. This all happened under very mysterious circumstances just a week ago.
23:17 [The Conversation] (E)
The US foreign policy approach to China – from President Donald Trump’s bellicose words and the recent prospect of a trade war, to the administration’s description of China as “a revisionist power” – has been criticised as ineffectual bluster, particularly in the face of growing uncertainty over Washington’s commitment to its allies. But more, it is based on a misunderstanding of Chinese foreign policy which fails to account for the other means by which Beijing may achieve its goals. One example is China’s increased involvement in Latin America, where its influence is growing.
19:38 [Blacklisted News] (E)
Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers - New York Times - September 8 2018
19:12 [Sott] (E)
The recent recognition of Beijing`s One China policy by three Latin American countries has prompted the US to recall its ambassadors from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama.
18:14 [IPS news] (E)
Teresita Antazú, a "cornesha" or leader of the Yanesha people, one of the 55 indigenous peoples officially recognised in Peru, who from a young age fought against the patriarchal power and the inequalities faced by indigenous women, takes part in a demonstration in defence of native peoples of the Amazon rainforest.
9:29 [Press TV] (E)
Brazil’s top electoral court has barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in the upcoming presidential election.
15:22 [Press TV] (E)
Colombia has failed to approve a set of rules, which would toughen penalties for corrupt officials, after a referendum on the anti-graft measures fell short of a required participation threshold.
13:33 [Press TV] (E)
Thousands of people in Venezuela have taken to the streets in the capital, Caracas, to show their support for President Nicolas Maduro, who has launched a series of economic plans in an attempt to curb hyperinflation in the country.
7:26 [Black Agenda Report] (E)
“Sanctions are war by other means, invisible to most eyes.”
Corporate media in this country deliver a steady onslaught of anti-Venezuelan propaganda. The Washington Postfumes about Venezuelan “pirates ” while the New York Times reports that Ecuador is overwhelmed by desperate Venezuelan migrants . Unfortunately the propaganda has succeeded to a large degree. “Socialism doesn’t work, just look at Venezuela,” is an all too common trope. It is rare that anyone with a public platform reveals a simple truth. Venezuela’s problems were created by the United States government...
22:46 [The Saker] (E)
Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in turn is taken over by the MSM, so that their lies are pushing in open doors. The war drums start beating. The populace wants foreign imposed order, they want blood and ‘regime change’.
3:56 [Fort Russ News] (E)
As the death toll of social movement leaders in Colombia nears 400 over the last two years, one must seriously call into question the ability of the Colombian government to secure peace as it promised by signing the historic Peace Accords with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarios de Colombia (FARC).
23:01 [Xinhua] (E)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro escaped unharmed from an attempted attack of explosive drones on Saturday.
21:05 [Gray Zone Poject] (E)
Did Nicaragua’s Sandinista government really kill 300+ peaceful protesters? A forensic analysis of the death toll exposes the claim as a dangerous lie.
2:45 [Oriental Review] (E)
The transitional team of Mexico’s president-elect declared that the populist-nationalist will pursue a so-called “negotiated peace” with the drug cartels when he assumes office in December. This policy is extremely risky because of the chances that it could counterproductively embolden non-violent drug dealers and legitimize their influence over society if the proposed plan passes a referendum sometime in the future, thereby representing a Hybrid War security risk for the US if this leads to an increase in Mexico’s drug and migrant “exports” to the country.
23:22 [Fort Russ] (E)
Nicaragua is entering a new political phase of reconstruction in multiple senses, now the US backed right wing coup attempt has failed. The country’s political opposition have suffered another catastrophic failure. After months of intimidation and insecurity, savage violence and economic blockade at the hands of the country’s extremist opposition, people in Nicaragua long for a return to peaceful social and economic life. Overseas, Western media and NGOs have confirmed their role as propaganda outlets for the US government and its allies.
1:00 [Consortium News] (E)
International media touted the neoliberal reforms of President Enrique Peña Nieto for the past year or two. However, when the “reform” narrative proved hollow, Nieto’s approval rating plunged from almost 50 to barely 10 percent. So the establishment narrative changed: it shifted to a flawed portrayal of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as a Mexican Hugo Chávez who endangers Mexico’s future.
18:32 [Eurasia Future] (E)
With the conclusion of Mexico’s presidential elections this past Sunday, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is poised to govern one of Latin America’s most populous and diverse countries with challenges unique to both its geographic proximity to the United States and historic relationship to the region’s turbulent political and economic history. While the Western press has frequently bemoaned the rise of another Latin American socialist/populist in the mold of Venezuela’s late Hugo Chavez, the reality is much more nuanced.
10:47 [Press TV] (E)
The chief justice of a Brazilian appeals court has overruled a verdict by a fellow judge that urged the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
2:18 [Press TV] (E)
Looters on Sunday pillaged, burned and vandalized shops in Haiti`s capital following two days of violent protests over the government`s attempt to raise fuel prices.
22:17 [RT] (E)
Ecuador’s capital was thronged with angry crowds on Thursday for protests against the government’s attempts to extradite ex-president Rafael Correa from Belgium. Correa is accused of a failed kidnapping, but denies any wrongdoing.
17:25 [German Foreign Policy] (E)
Serious allegations are being raised against a partner cooperating with Germany’s Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FDP) in the context of an attempted putsch: The US Bloomberg news agency has reported that opposition officers had planned to storm the presidential palace in Caracas, capture President Nicolás Maduro and stop the May 20 presidential elections. The conspiracy was discovered and several putschists were arrested in mid-May. According to Venezuela`s military prosecutor’s investigations, an opposition politician María Corina Machado was involved in the attempted coup.
1:07 [Big League Politics] (E)
In an absolute landslide victory, Andrés Manuel López Obrador was declared Mexico’s next president on Sunday evening saying “profound change” is coming. Mexico’s new president elect won with at least 53% of the vote, more than 25 points ahead of second place candidate, Ricardo Anaya, who wished him “great success”. This was the first time that Mexicans living abroad were allowed to vote for down-ballot races and also the first time than an independent candidate appeared on the ballot.