Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 103

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Tuesday 7/19/2022

Analysis

 

At least a dozen are in the danger zone of default as rising borrowing costs, inflation and debt fuel fears of economic collapse. Argentina is by far the most exposed country with $150bn, while Ecuador and Egypt follow with between $40bn and $45bn.…Read more >>
Source: americaeconomia.com

Argentina

 

Juan Bautista Mahiques belongs to a new generation in the Argentine Justice, he is the Attorney General of the City of Buenos Aires and will take office next September as president of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP)…In an interview with El Observador of Uruguay affirmed that the regional situation is critical: “Three Latin American prosecutors who investigated relevant cases have already been murdered this year. In Honduras, in Paraguay and Ecuador. What was done in these cases was to exhort the authorities through the Executive Committee of the IAP to clarify the fact.”…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Days after the Financial Information Unit (FIU) requested the acquittal of Cristina Kirchner in the trial for the Vialidad case, deputies from the Civic Coalition denounced the authorities of the anti-money laundering organization Juan Carlos Otero and Luna Montes for not having promoted the corruption cases against Cristina Kirchner and other former officials of her government. They extended the complaint to any official of the FIU who has been part of what they called an “impunity plan”.…Read more >>
Source: lanacion.com.ar

Bolivia

The former communist president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, stated in an interview on Argentine television that in Venezuela “he has seen freedom of expression” and that the country has “lifted” after the “economic blockade” that has been imposed from other countries of the world.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Former Argentine ambassador and diplomat Diego Guelar asserted that in Bolivia in 2019 there was no coup and that what happened was that Evo Morales and Álvaro García Linera “cowardly fled” from the country.…Read more >>
Source: lostiempos.com

Rolando Cuéllar stated that in January 2017, the vice-president of the government party sent a note of thanks for “his great economic contributions” to Miguel Angel Salazar Yavi, who was actually drug trafficker José Miguel Farfán…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The Minister of Government, Eduardo del Castillo, described the report for the Andean region of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as a pamphlet because its results do not coincide with the work documented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on national territory.…Read more >>
Source: noticiasfides.com

Cuba

 

A deplorable event was captured through videos and spread on social networks, it was a beating caused by the police of the Cuban regime to a pregnant woman while she was lining up to buy food in the town of Managua.…Read more >>
Source: ntn24.com

The Russian Vladimir Putin lent a hand to the Cuban dictatorship and at the same time managed to locate products rejected by the West. The tanker carrying Russian fuel oil arrived in Cuba last Thursday, carrying supplies for the Caribbean nation’s power plants and giving Russia an outlet for its products rejected by the West.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

In Cuba, blackouts are common practically every day, and in some cases -especially outside the capital- they last for several hours.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Ecuador

 

At the celebration of the 5th Congress of the PSUV, on March 5, in Caracas, Nicolás Maduro, addressing the Sao Paulo Forum, spoke of a victorious plan that is being fulfilled and enthusiastically announced his visit to Quito on March 16. June, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the meeting of Manuela Sáez and Simón Bolívar, without any event planned for that date. Coincidence or not, on June 16 Ecuador was abuzz on its fourth day of national strike……Read more >>
Source: abc.es

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

The protests of July 11, 2021, were a glorious feat for all of us who reject the totalitarian Castro regime. A bravery that to a certain extent neutralizes the criticism that some make about what they describe as the extreme passivity of the Cuban people in the face of an iron dictatorship…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Petro’s experiment in Colombia will go terribly wrong. Mario Vargas Llosa has said it clearly. Colombians voted wrong. Also the Peruvians, and the Argentines and the Mexicans. Voting for the worst option is within everyone’s reach.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

he 11th of July of 2021 (11-J) people peacefully took to the streets of Cuba with the chant of “freedom”, proclaiming the failure of the 62-year-old dictatorship, clamoring “down with communism” and pouring out their desperation due to the lack of food, medicines, and hope with the outcry “we are not afraid”.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia are countries where drug trafficking has destroyed all democratic institutions. The murder of the defenseless civilian population, the arrests, the physical torture, the political prisoners, and the application of Cuban methods of psychological torture are fully documented.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Nicaragua

 

Daniel Ortega’s regime has ordered preventive detention for the episcopal vicar of Boaco, Monsignor José Leonardo Urbina. He is the second priest behind bars in a few weeks. The dictator seeks to criminalize them by pretending to make them look to the congregation and public opinion as abusers of women and girls, a strategy that Sandinismo has used since the first dictatorship against the Catholic Church.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

In recent days, the raids and threats by the police of the Sandinista regime have multiplied, leading to a new wave of exiles among press workers. “We are doing catacomb journalism,” described a communicator.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Relations between Costa Rica and Nicaragua took an unexpected turn. The government of President Daniel Ortega recalled its ambassador to San José, Duilio Hernández, on Tuesday after four years in office, local newspaper La Nación reported.…Read more >>
Source: vozdeamerica.com

Opinion

 

“I saw that in Cuba there is the best democracy, what dictatorship?” Evo Morales paraded his phrases through Argentina without anyone confronting him. He pronounced them seriously, convinced, perhaps dreaming that this particular “democracy” of which he speaks could one day be extended to all of Latin America. It would be to combat the “murderous empire” and the media that “are worse than the atomic bomb” without which that diabolical “right” would not exist.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

“I love the Cuban people very much, I love them very much. I had good human relations with Cuban people and I also confess it: with Raúl Castro I have a human relationship”. These are the words of Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis, pronounced on July 11. This was stated when he was interviewed by two journalists on the ViX streaming channel, from Noticias Univisión 24/7.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Peru

 

Patricia Benavides, prosecutor of the Nation, was in charge of making the decision, which had already been suspended in January of this year by the then prosecutor, Zoraida Ávalos, assuring that the president cannot be investigated while he is in office, argument that Castillo’s defense also alleges. …Read more >>
Source: france24.com

According to the hypothesis of the National Prosecutor’s Office, Bruno Pacheco and Walter Ayala (former Minister of Defense) “would have operationalized and materialized the criminal project” of promotions to officers close to President Pedro Castillo and that the three would have benefited financially from this irregular process. .…Read more >>
Source: rpp.pe

The discontent of the population towards the management of President Pedro Castillo has been accentuating in recent weeks. In just one month, the president has increased his disapproval by four percentage points, thus reaching 75%, according to Datum Internacional.…Read more >>
Source: larepublica.pe