Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 106

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Thursday 7/28/2022

Analysis

 

From Bolivia, the Aymara indigenist Pedro Portugal -opposer of the constitutional process led by Evo Morales- points out in an interview with El Líbero: “No nation in Latin America has solved the problems of indigenous integration with plurinationality.”…Read more >>
Source: ellibero.cl

Argentina

 

On the air of Radio Mitre, Fernando Rovello, Buenos Aires provincial deputy of Juntos por el Cambio, spoke with Eduardo Feinmann after public statements by national officials against the agricultural sector.…Read more >>
Source: impulsobaires.com.ar

Bolivia

 

The tournament is organized by coca leaf producers from the Chapare who are in command of the former president. Deputies denounce that the Chapare is an area linked to the production of cocaine and ask that the guests not attend.…Read more >>
Source: bloomberglinea.com

Let’s start by naming the political facts with adherence to democratic rationality, so as not to get confused with post-truths that are absolute lies, to which the Movement for Socialism (MAS) regime is so attached. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Morales, Arce, or any of the autocratic populism addicts, to the single thought, of his own to the single party, reactions to criticism, and who use the ‘prosecutor’s office’ as judicial guillotines to persecute opponents…Read more >>
Source: eju.tv

Eight young pilots have died so far this year when they were carrying drugs in small planes to neighboring countries after leaving one of the 1,000 clandestine runways that operate in Bolivia. The pilots have graduated from one of the 22 piloting schools that exist in Bolivia. Santa Cruz and some of them choose to work in drug transport, earning between $5,000 and $10,000 per trip.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Chile

 

The Confederation of Production and Commerce (CPC) called on the Chilean government to react “immediately” after a series of threats issued by the radical Mapuche, Héctor Llaitul, leader of a dangerous group that operates in the south of the country. .…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Cuba

 

The Cuban dictatorship imprisoned eight young people who were protesting in the city of Baracoa due to the continuous blackouts in the midst of a deep energy crisis facing the Caribbean island. The detainees are in the Combinado Sur prison awaiting trial…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Father Fernando Gálvez, a Cuban priest, took to his social networks to publish the letter sent to Pope Francis. In the letter, the priest asks the Supreme Pontiff to “listen” to the Cuban people “who die in the claws of the Wolf that is the Communist Party of Cuba”.…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

Guyana

 

The oil boom in Guyana does not stop, fueled by the Stabroek block, oil and gas revenues make the nation a major producer in the region and catapult it into the big leagues of the main producing countries.…Read more >>
Source: worldenergytrade.com

Haiti

 

Port-au-Prince – Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who celebrated a year in office this Wednesday, said the country’s situation “is critical” but not “desperate,” in a context marked by worsening insecurity.…Read more >>
Source: proceso.hn

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

In the mid-1980s, the Iran-Contra scandal occurred in the United States when the Reagan administration authorized the prohibited sale of arms to Iran under the assumption that this would lead to the release of seven American hostages held by Hezbollah in Lebanon. When the details of this exchange and the diversion of money from the arms sale to the Nicaraguan contras were revealed, the scandal led to condemnation from the highest ranking members of the administration including Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

On January 1, 1959, cheered by thousands of Cubans who fought to end the corrupt regime of Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro, Camilo Cienfuegos and Huber Matos triumphantly entered Havana. Nine months later, Commander Matos was sentenced to twenty years in prison. The fate of Camilo Cienfuegos would not be better, because on October 28, 1959, he died in a strange plane crash when he was traveling from Camagüey to Havana.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Chile faces its most important election since the 1988 plebiscite. Then as now, Chile does not need to be refounded, and in a Latin America in which the narrative has prevailed in various ways and in many elections over the facts, this needs to be remembered.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Opinion

 

The Mercosur summit in Asuncion was meant to address the economic fallout from the war in Ukraine, particularly inflation and declining grain supplies. The vast Russo-Ukrainian plain is home to the most fertile soil on the planet, Chernozem, and the main export port, Odessa, is blocked by the Russian fleet.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Peru

 

The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, faces a decisive week in government when he offers the balance of his first year in the Executive, but besieged by five investigations by the Prosecutor’s Office for corruption that encourage his opponents to propose his impeachment.…Read more >>
Source: swissinfo.ch

Regional Security

 

Experts warn that Iran is seeking to expand its influence in Latin America with illicit activities, disinformation, hate speech, and even maybe new terrorist attacks. A warning sign occurred in June, when a 747 cargo plane registered to the Venezuelan airline Emtrasur was detained at Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires. The aircraft, with 14 Venezuelan and five Iranian crew members on board, aroused all kinds of suspicions for being denied entry to Uruguay, its unusual crew, and its links to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).…Read more >>
Source: dialogo-americas.com

United States

 

On paper, it looked like a fantastic deal. In 2017, the Chinese government was offering to spend $100 million to build an ornate Chinese garden at the National Arboretum in Washington DC. Complete with temples, pavilions and a 70-foot white pagoda, the project thrilled local officials, who hoped it would attract thousands of tourists every year. But when US counterintelligence officials began digging into the details, they found numerous red flags. The pagoda, they noted, would have been strategically placed on one of the highest points in Washington DC, just two miles from the US Capitol, a perfect spot for signals intelligence collection, multiple sources familiar with the episode told CNN.…Read more >>
Source: edition.cnn.com

Venezuela

 

On the list of detainees for opposing the Caracas dictatorship there are 23 women who, according to the NGO Justicia, Encuentro y Perdón, do not have adequate food, medical assistance, provision of medical supplies, drinking water and facilities for that they can have a hygiene…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro appointed as ambassador to Iran a soldier who was a companion of one of the crew members of the Iranian plane seized in Buenos Aires in June.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The GLONASS platform unit receives the signals broadcast by the satellites uninterruptedly. A similar base installed in Nicaragua raised suspicions of espionage …Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Ernestina García, from Noticia Al Día, must appear in the next 72 hours in Zulia to testify about an article about a traffic accident in which a 5-year-old boy died…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Nicolás Maduro’s regime will allow Iran to use one million hectares of the Caribbean country for cultivation. This was confirmed by the Iranian deputy minister for economic affairs, who highlighted the cooperation of both nations and their increasingly solid alliance.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com