Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 101

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Tuesday 7/12/2022

Analysis

 

It is about the ‘Sniper Frontier’, a meeting of public forces from different countries, close to leftist governments, which will take place in the coming weeks in Venezuela, under the regime of Nicolás Maduro. They are considered the “war games” and countries such as Russia, China and Iran will be present, and will take place in August. Those nations would move their troops to Latin American territory. The alert is maximum because troops from those nations would arrive in the neighboring country to ‘compete’ to demonstrate their arsenal in war matters.…Read more >>
Source: semana.com

When angry and occasionally violent protesters took to the streets of Santiago, Chile’s capital, in 2019 and 2020, their grievances were multiple. Students demonstrated against expensive tuition; others spoke out against the country’s private pension system and poor health care. Many blamed Chile’s ills on one document: the Constitution approved in 1980 under the mandate of Augusto Pinochet, the dictator who ruled from 1973 to 1990.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The Movement for Socialism (MAS) continues to crumble. It has been several months in which the main leaders of the blue party try to affirm that there are no divisions, but only the message that “the right” is interested in installing in the main media to disorient public opinion… However, the last party congress in Potosí, which aimed to appoint the new representative of that department, ended in a massive pitched fight, demonstrating that there are at least three factions with irreconcilable differences: the followers of Evo Morales, those of Arce Catacora and those of Vice President David Choquehuanca.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Argentina

 

“Argentina does not have an economic, social or political problem. It has a medical problem; a deep psychological problem that prevents it from resolving what is nothing other than the effects of that mother cause. That a country lives in conflict for what which are the consequences of their free preferences, constitutes a difficulty of such magnitude that, honestly, I do not know if the question has a solution”, began the editorial.…Read more >>
Source: diario26.com

Bolivia

 

The legislator Rolando Cuéllar, now expelled from the MAS for his complaints, has presented a letter from the current vice president of the MAS, Gerardo García, in which, on behalf of Evo Morales and the party, he thanks Miguel Ángel Salazar Yavi “for the great contributions they have been carrying out since the 2014 elections. Yavi is the false identity that the Argentine drug trafficker José Miguel Farfán, called “El Chapo del Cono Sur”, used in Bolivia to carry out his operations…Read more >>
Source: icndiario.com

Chile

The emeritus professor of constitutional law at the University of Valparaíso assures that the constitutional proposal is a plagiarism of the Bolivian text. In a conversation with El Líbero, he points out that the text that will be submitted to a plebiscite in September “does not say anything better than the current Constitution”.…Read more >>
Source: ellibero.cl

Colombia –

Venezuela

 

Some data revealed by those involved in directing the so-called “business” of webcam models indicates that more than 70,000 people have been captured. This “industry” has its epicenter in Cúcuta, on the border with Venezuela, an area where for years there have been centers of exploitation of women, both Colombian and Venezuelan…Other statistics obtained by the Observatory of Women and Gender Equity in 2017 , a year before Carmen arrived in Colombia to rescue her daughter from sexual exploitation, they report that in Bogotá there were no less than 7,100 women in prostitution.…Read more >>
Source: enfrontera.com

Cuba

 

Yosvany Batista, father of Zinadine Zidan Batista Álvarez, the 17-year-old minor who died on Friday in Santa Clara after being shot by the Police, demanded justice and denied the official version of what happened, released by the Cuban Ministry of the Interior (MININT). .…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

The NGO Human Rights Watch denounced on Monday a “plan” by the Cuban government to prevent demonstrations, punish those who participate and “instill fear” to prevent new protests against the regime, in a report documenting 155 cases of abuses as a result of the protests a year ago. The report “Prison or Exile” analyzes the consequences of the massive peaceful demonstrations on July 11, 2021 on the island to protest against human rights violations, food and medicine shortages, and the government’s response to the covid pandemic. -19.…Read more >>
Source: france24.com

Ecuador

After 13 months in power, the president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, had to face an impeachment attempt and a crisis that left millions in losses for the state. The businessman who managed, on his third attempt, to enter the Carondelet Palace, the seat of the Ecuadorian government, gave his first exclusive interview to Infobae after the social crisis that besieged Ecuador for almost 20 days ended.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Human Rights

 

“The refusal to acknowledge said deprivation of liberty or the concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, removing him or her from the protection of the law, whatever the duration of said deprivation of liberty or concealment”, constitutes an enforced disappearance regardless of the criminal situation that can be documented by the State Party.…Read more >>
Source: prisonersdefenders.org

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

On July 11, 2021 (11-J) the people peacefully took to the streets of Cuba with the cry of “freedom”, proclaiming the failure of the 62-year dictatorship with the signal “down with communism” and expressing their desperation for the lack of food, medicine and hope with the cry “we are not afraid”. The response was the “combat order” of the dictator Castro through Miguel Diaz-Canel, which continues to produce deaths, thousands of injuries and detainees, torture, forced disappearances and “state terrorism” with “falsified processes” and “atrocious sentences” .…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

I met the Gessens, a married couple who are both psychologists, as liberals – in the European sense of the term – and I saw them again as ambassadors of Venezuela in Canada, during the second government of Carlos Andrés Pérez. I remember that Vladimir Gessen never ceased to be useful to the Cubans who were fighting to be free. Once, when many thought that Gessen could be president of Venezuela, we crossed our fingers.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Nicaragua

 

Two hosts of the independent newspaper La Prensa were jailed and police raided the homes of two reporters, according to an employee of that outlet…The reporters had covered the expulsion on Thursday of 18 nuns from the Missionaries of Charity after the government of President Daniel Ortega ordered the closure of the congregation at the end of June.…Read more >>
Source: clarin.com

In Nicaragua, the tyranny of Daniel Ortega has established in practice a one-party system, the political model of the sixty-year-old Castro dictatorship in Cuba, a fact that has been consummated after the arbitrary dismissal of the municipal authorities of five mayorships that were in the hands of the opposition Ciudadanos for Freedom (CxL). For Kitty Monterrey, the leader of CxL, the illegal actions of the Sandinista dictator respond to a single objective, the taking of total control of the country.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Peru

 

Drinking water infrastructure of three million soles should have been delivered in April this year, but work has not yet been completed. The construction company belongs to the father and sister of Hugo Espino, a friend of President Pedro Castillo’s sister-in-law, Yenifer Paredes, who was filmed offering works precisely with Espino in the Chotana communities.…Read more >>
Source: larepublica.pe

More than five hours of anguish lived journalists from “Fourth Power”, kidnapped and tormented by ronderos followers of President Pedro Castillo, from the district of Chadín in Chota. At a press conference. Eduardo Quispe told how, together with the cameraman Elmer Valdiviezo, they got rid of this ordeal without the help of any member of the National Police.…Read more >>
Source: expreso.com.pe

Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro lent the land of Venezuela so that soldiers from China, Russia, Iran and other countries, such as Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar and Azerbaijan, carry out military games in August, just after Gustavo Petro took office on the 7th of that month as new president of Colombia.…Read more >>
Source: elcolombiano.com

In the opinion of the coordinator of the Research and Islamic Studies Area of ​​the Strategic Studies Group (GEES), Hannan Serroukh, Venezuela helps Iran and Islamism to expand in Latin America. The United States, the common enemy, has served to structure an alliance that allows the Islamic nation to expand not only commercially, but also ideologically.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Nicolás Maduro Moros strategically moves and, for the second time, advances a promotion close to Diosdado Cabello, whom he tries to stop in his promotion to the Military High Command. Until now he has not appointed, nor does it seem that he will, other new military chiefs. Meanwhile, in fact, he has delegated control of the affected Armed Forces to General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino López, he should have left the FANB eight years ago, while a block is created that prevents the renewal of the Military High Command. In addition to that, there is nowhere to put so many division generals.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Roszarubezhneft, which participates in five joint ventures in Venezuela, is trying to transfer ownership of its assets in that country from its units in Europe to another company in Moscow to avoid possible embargoes amid sanctions on Russia. Russia is one of the few allies of Venezuela. Russian companies have helped Venezuela’s state-owned PDVSA keep its crude production afloat amid sanctions imposed by Washington to force out President Nicolás Maduro and block his access to oil revenues.…Read more >>
Source: americaeconomia.com