The Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic canal project poses a grave threat to the Rama Kriol indigenous peoples in the southeaster portion of the country. A group is working to try and help them defend their land and culture.
Cuban government media and Telesur out of Venezuela are always alluding to a new kind of coup d’etat against the Left’s empowerment on the global political stage: “the soft coup”. They promote the time worn “conspiracy theory.” It’s repeated over and over again; its objective being to get it inside our heads so we accept it as a proven reality.
President Raul Castro met on Saturday in the Cuban capital with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Li’s presence is the third high-level visit during the week, preceded by the president of Iran and prime minister of Japan.
The Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) announced today that the collection of signatures to trigger a referendum against President Nicolas Maduro will take place from October 26-28, increasing doubts that the vote can take place this year.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro met on Monday with the Iranian president, Hassan Rohani, at his home in Havana. Fidel, 90, is the leading adviser to his brother President Raul Castro.
In other Dakota Access pipeline news, last Thursday, Morton County, North Dakota, issued an arrest warrant for Amy Goodman. The charge: criminal trespass, a misdemeanor offense. The case, State of North Dakota v. Amy Goodman, stems from Democracy Now!’s coverage in North Dakota over the Labor Day weekend of the Native American-led protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. On Saturday, September 3, Democracy Now! filmed security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company using dogs and pepper spray to attack protesters.
El Salvador’s former president, Mauricio Funes Cartagena, who is being investigated for illicit enrichment and another four crimes in his country, has received authorization for his political asylum in Nicaragua, along with this wife Ada Mitchell Guzman Siguenza, better known as “Michy”, and their three children.
On Saturday in North Dakota, security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they resisted the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction.
Oxfam and Greenpeace heavily criticized the Group of Twenty’s (G20) climate change policy, coinciding with the summit of leaders of State and Government which concluded Monday in Hangzhou, in eastern China.
In recent days, Dilma Rouseff was officially impeached from her presidency in Brazil and Nicolas Maduro is trying to dodge a direct popular vote which threatens to remove him from office in Venezuela. The first president was subject to a Political Ruling or Impeachment and the latter has a recall referendum on his tail. Having the option to remove public figures from their roles if they don’t fulfill their duties is a crucial mechanism for any democracy.