Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 105

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Tuesday 7/26/2022

Argentina

 

Iran prepared, financed and defined that Hezbollah would execute the terrorist attacks on the Israeli embassy and the AMIA headquarters in Buenos Aires, confirmed Lior Haiat, director of Israel’s National Center for Public Diplomacy, in statements to Infobae.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Mauricio Claver-Carone pointed to problems of transparency, doubts about meeting the IMF’s goals and even the episode of the Iranian plane as reasons that prevent the arrival of USD 500 million in loans..…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Bolivia

 

The citizen pressure measure in Santa Cruz, the country’s economic engine, was minimized by the national government and as a result of the demonstrations 14 people were arrested…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

“Evo Morales has turned the Cochabamba Tropics into a “de facto federal state”, with a political organization regime that is governed by its own rules,” said analyst Gregorio Lanza in an interview with Cabildeo Digital.…Read more >>
Source: eju.tv

Marco Antonio García Claros is a Bolivian lawyer with vast experience, who was president of the Cochabamba Bar Association, his hometown, and vice president of the Bolivian National Bar Association. He is currently a candidate for the presidency of the Inter-American Federation of Lawyers… In dialogue with Infobae, the jurist spoke about everything: from his candidacy for the presidency of the Federation, to the judicial process that began against the former head of state interim, Jeanine Áñez, who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison. Regarding the latter, García Claros did not hesitate to say: “It is a completely invented process for non-existent crimes.” He also targeted Evo Morales, who, according to the lawyer, “should be imprisoned” for a wide range of accusations, ranging from electoral fraud to terrorism. And he warned that the policies of the Executive led Bolivia to be “a disguised narco-state”.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The Seventh Criminal Court of Instruction issued three months of preventive detention in the San Pedro prison for the young people who were apprehended in the march called by the Bolivian Medical College.…Read more >>
Source: lostiempos.com

Bolivia has faced several legal disputes due to the nationalizations that have been carried out since 2006 and that have cost the country more than US$714 million in favor of some twelve foreign firms affected by this policy promoted by then President Evo Morales.…Read more >>
Source: gestion.pe

Two years after leaving the presidency to flee a massive national protest, cocalero Evo Morales, still in control of all institutions, is now forced to answer for some of the sins of his fourteen-year rule.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Cuba

 

The exile organization Assembly of the Cuban Resistance (ARC) showed on Monday its support for a letter from hundreds of Cuban activists calling for a “democratic change” on the island and urging the population to join a “national movement of civic resistance. The letter is published in the context of several consecutive days of protests in different provinces of Cuba, from Pinar del Río to the eastern zone, and when “a growing number of Cubans have decided to demand freedom and change to face the economic and social crisis.” of the country, says ARC in a statement.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Haiti

 

A renewed wave of gang violence in Haiti has killed hundreds of people in recent weeks and further deepened the humanitarian, political, and human rights crisis in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Concerned governments, including from Latin America, Europe, and the United States, should stop expelling people to the country and urgently support efforts by local civil society groups and United Nations agencies to ensure that Haitians have protection and access to justice…According to the UN Integrated Office in Haiti, 540 people were kidnapped and more than 780 were killed between January and May 2022. In the last five months of 2021, 396 people were kidnapped and 668 killed.…Read more >>
Source: hrw.org

At least 471 people were killed, injured or missing as a result of fierce clashes this month between rival gangs in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, the United Nations said Monday.…Read more >>
Source: voanews.com

Honduras

 

On September 1st, the Cuban slave doctors will be sent to Honduras, as part of the agreements between both nations. The information was confirmed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Cuba Josefina Vidal, who shared it on her official Twitter profile…Read more >>
Source: cubanosporelmundo.com

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

Fidel Castro was a legal opportunist. A fundamentalist of power and obviously an unscrupulous subject. His indisputable talent guided him to the conquest of Power and its conservation, in both projections he had a resounding success. He was the dean of Latin American dictators and the one who has governed the world the longest: 49 years and 8 days, according to a recent exhibition.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

To present State-terrorism as revolution, violations of human rights as popular defense, the oppressed as subversive prisoners, political and tortured as criminals, the exiled as fugitives, the main transnational organized crime organization as 21st Century Socialism, the crimes of corruption and narcotics ‘trafficking as political acts, and conspiracy as the liberation of the peoples, are all exclusively apart from “the narrative of falsification” that the Cuban dictatorship has crafted and sustains with its dictatorships from Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua and the governments of Argentina and Mexico. These and other colossal lies are the dictatorships’ sustenance and to defeat them, it urges us to foster and promote the exercising of the “narrative of truth”.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

It has been 10 years since Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero were assassinated in Cuba. It was July 22, 2012. We’ll get to that later. Ángel Carromero, a Spaniard, and Aron Modig, a Swede, were, more or less, witnesses to the murder. Carromero was a delegate of Nuevas Generaciones (New Generations,) the youth organization of the Spanish Popular Party, and Modig was the president of Sweden’s Young Christian Democrats.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Mexico

 

The national leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Alejandro Moreno, denounced this Monday political persecution against him by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador before the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro.…Read more >>
Source: latinus.us

Nicaragua

 

In the midst of what the opposition denounces as political persecution of those opposed to the ideology of the ruling Daniel Ortega, several NGOs have had to seek refuge in Costa Rica, after being suspended in Nicaragua. 18 Missionaries of Charity sisters, the order of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, were expelled on July 6 from Nicaragua. The Government ordered the cancellation of the association under which they carried out their social work for more than 30 years in three locations in the country.…Read more >>
Source: france24.com

The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) reported this Monday that the journalist Miguel Mora, considered a “political prisoner” of the dictator Daniel Ortega’s regime, is on a hunger strike, demanding that he be allowed to see his son, with whom he has not met since June 2021, when he was captured.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Paraguay

 

The United States on Friday included former Paraguayan President Horacio Manuel Cartes, a billionaire businessman under investigation for money laundering, on a list of corrupt persons.…Read more >>
Source: latimes.com

Peru

 

From the irregular meetings in the Sarratea passenger house to the alleged overtones of corruption publicly denounced by the now former minister Mariano González, President Pedro Castillo and his management entourage have been involved, in a single year, in a total of 237 controversial situations and scandals . This implies that, every 36 hours on average, the Executive was the center of a new questioning.…Read more >>
Source: elcomercio.pe

Regional Security

 

The presence in Chile of the Tren de Aragua criminal gang of Venezuelan origin has put authorities in the region on alert, especially in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia.…Read more >>
Source: dialogo-americas.com

Uruguay

 

“The Chinese side is open to cooperation both with Mercosur as a whole and with the particular member country (ndlr: for Uruguay),” said the head of an official Chinese delegation that met with members of the Uruguayan president’s cabinet, Luis Lacalle. Pou, including Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo and Economy Minister Azucena Arbeleche…Read more >>
Source: france24.com

Venezuela

 

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, announced this Sunday that it plans to set up a measurement station for its GLONASS satellite navigation system, analogous to the American GPS, the European Galileo and the Chinese BeiDou, in the territory of Venezuela, reported EFE.…Read more >>
Source: diariodecuba.com

A court of the dictatorship of Venezuela deferred this Monday the opening of the trial against the activist and director of the NGO Fundaredes, Javier Tarazona, who has been imprisoned for almost 13 months, after being arrested in July 2021, when he was accused of terrorism, incitement to hatred and “treason against the country,” his lawyer, Gonzalo Himiob, told Efe. “It is arbitrary. Absolutely inexplicable. It is part of this continuous scheme of converting the criminal process, which is supposed to be expeditious, into a form of early punishment, “said Tarazona’s defender, who does not know the reasons why the court suspended the session.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com