Two months after the coup against Peru’s democratically-elected president, Pedro Castillo, Canada is providing key support for a government responsible for the deaths of 58 civilians, as of February 6, 2023. Camila Escalante reports for the Canada Files.
What brought about the parliamentary coup against Peruvian President Pedro Castillo? James Early, former director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, breaks it down. He explains what it means for Latin America's Pink Tide in an interview with Jacqueline Luqman and Sean Blackmon on Radio Sputnik's afternoon program, "By Any Means Necessary."
Many people on the left had followed the actions of the People's Summit for Democracy, the well-publicized counter event to the Summit of the Americas the Biden administration hosted last week. What some may not know is anti-imperialists held two other summits: One coalition of mainly Los Angeles-based organizations hosted actions in the city prior to the start of the People's Summit while another coalition organized the Workers' Summit of the Americas June 10-12 in Tijuana, Mexico, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s top Latin America advisor, Juan S. González, admitted U.S. sanctions against Russia aim to hurt Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. The three socialist governments condemned NATO aggression for creating the crisis in Ukraine, reports Ben Norton.
Nicaragua leapt forward to defend its national self-determination against U.S. global hegemony when it announced earlier this month it had discontinued diplomatic relations with Taiwan and was ready to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. This move opens up the small Central American country’s economy to the People’s Republic of China, a country of 1.4 billion people that is rapidly edging toward surpassing the United States and becoming the biggest economy in the world.
Danny Shaw reported back on the Venezuela elections and his latest journey to meet with the movements in Haiti during Toward Freedom's December 2, 2021 webinar.