Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 108

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Thursday 04/08/2022

Bolivia

Bolivia could lose some $8 billion dollars in three international arbitrations whose awards will be known in the coming months. They were requested by the British Glencore Finance Bermuda and the American Orlandini Mining Company and Dulon LLC. The origin of these situations, unfavorable for the country, is that former President Evo Morales would not have respected the rights of international companies that he, at the time, he nationalized.…Read more >>
Source: opinion.com.bo

On February 9, Arce announced an investment of US$345 million for the installation of a smelting, refining and concentrate plant for this mineral. …Read more >>
Source: la-razon.com

Chile

The latest survey by the firm Cadem shows that the popularity of Chile’s president, Gabriel Boric, continues to fall. The survey, carried out between July 27 and 29, shows that the president has a popularity of just 37%, decreasing by three percentage points the approval that he had in the previous study by the same company.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

A radical Mapuche group attacked an air club in southern Chile, destroying at least three planes and causing multiple material losses. The authorities launched an investigation to find those responsible.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Colombia

Despite the fact that the work team of President-elect Gustavo Petro, headed by Alfonso Prada, announced that at 2:00 p.m. this Tuesday, the meeting of the president of the Historical Pact with more than 800 mayors from different regions of the country would be rescheduled. Petro definitely did not attend the event at the Tequendama hotel. The appointment was scheduled for 9 in the morning. …Read more >>
Source: semana.com

In an interview with W Radio this Monday, August 1, Velásquez spoke about the removal of the National Police from the Ministry of Defense, one of the campaign proposals of President-elect Gustavo Petro. The appointed minister assured that “it has to be a thoughtful, orderly and evaluated process”.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Human Rights

Tamara Taraciuk, director for the Americas of Human Rights Watch (HRW), assured that in June, 15,600 migrants of different nationalities passed through the Darién jungle, of which 11,300 were Venezuelans.…Read more >>
Source: evtv.online

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the O.A. published an article in the Chronicles of Montevideo newspaper that should be the object of reflection of the continent’s elites in the supposed case that they are interested in rescuing democratic paths and taking advantage of the opportunities opened by international change.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

After reading more than once each article of the proposal to be plebiscitated this September 4, and studying it in relation to other countries and Chile’s own constitutional history, I no longer have any doubts. Furthermore, he had not been so certain since the 1988 plebiscite, when General Pinochet was told no.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

In Latin America, 21st century’s Castrochavist Constituent Assemblies are the instrument used to end democracy and eradicate the nation in every country where these are imposed. Starting in Venezuela, the group birthed by Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro has, up to now, imposed its method of de-institutionalization in Bolivia and Ecuador, it is pending in Peru, and it is in the finalization stage in Chile. Castrochavism’s Constituent Assemblies are inflexible and repetitive as anti-democratic models, they violate human rights and wreck the nation, as is now happening in Chile.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Whenever 21st Century Socialism -or Castrochavism- takes up a government, it seeks to impose its dictatorial system just as it did in Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador under Correa, but when it butts against the democratic institutionalism that prevents changes to the system , it must handover the government and the dictatorial verve is defeated as in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The difference between democracy’s continuity and its supplantation by a dictatorship, beyond the respect -or lack thereof- for fundamental components of democracy, dwells in the “free press”, an essential feature to avoid and end organized crime’s dictatorships.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

A few days ago I visited my first weightlifting coach. Apart from remembering golden times in our beloved sport, the tragic situation in Bolivia was one of the topics we discussed. For a couple of old people (my teacher is in his sixties and I am in my forties) it is tragic to see how our country, therefore, part of our lives, has fallen into a destructive maelstrom.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

The Bolivian politician and academic, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, famous throughout the region for his defense of democracy and human rights, successfully presented his new book tonight in the city of Miami, a compilation of essays published during 2021 that present events developed throughout Latin America and analyze how Castrochavism (a term coined by the author) has penetrated deeply into several countries in the region, generating electoral dictatorships where people vote but do not choose.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Mexico

The hitmen and operators of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) have not stopped pushing the territorial limits of the largest drug trafficking organization in Mexico. They currently have a presence in almost all of its states: 28 of 32. They only need to reach Sinaloa, Sonora, Durango and Tlaxcala, warns a recent report by the US Congressional Research Service.…Read more >>
Source: univision.com

The exported Cuban doctors would receive as a salary, according to a Mexican media, just 100 dollars a month, the regime a millionaire figure. The Cuban doctors that Havana has been exporting to Mexico for a few weeks reported to the island authorities 1,177,300 euros per month, the equivalent of 1,195,936.66 dollars, according to the agreement signed between the authorities of both countries…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

Nicaragua

The regime of Daniel Ortega, through the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Post Office (Telcor), ordered the closure of six Catholic stations, reported the Diocese of Matagalpa, which administers them. The stations affected are Radio Hermanos, Radio Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, Radio Nuestra Señora de Fátima, Radio Alliens, Radio Monte Carmelo, and Radio San José, which operate in municipalities in northern Nicaragua.…Read more >>
Source: elpais.com.uy

The Nicaraguan Police broke into the Divina Misericordia parish, in the municipality of Sébaco, Diocese of Matagalpa, on the night of August 1, to shut down one of the five Catholic radio stations closed on Monday by the Daniel Ortega regime.…Read more >>
Source: aciprensa.com

The Sandinista dictatorship of Daniel Ortega continues its judicial crusade against imprisoned opposition leaders as part of its repression against voices that criticize his authoritarian regime. Nicaraguan opposition leader Yubrank Suazo, who participated and led protests against the Ortega regime in 2018, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) reported.…Read more >>
Source: eldebate.com

Peru

The Panorama program broadcast that, according to the statements of Bruno Pacheco, former secretary of the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo would have received illicit money.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The former Secretary General of the Presidential Office of Peru, Arnulfo Bruno Pacheco, declared before the Justice that he gave President Pedro Castillo 30,000 soles (US$ 8,000) from a businessman in exchange for including a person in the board of directors of the state-owned company Petroperú, according to two sources from the Prosecutor’s Office of that country.…Read more >>
Source: cnnespanol.cnn.com

The National Prosecutor has arranged to expand the preliminary investigation of President Pedro Castillo and incorporate officials from the Government Palace Beder Camacho and Eder Vitón as under investigation. …Read more >>
Source: rpp.pe

In the last edition of the “Fourth Power” program, a new “business” linked to the environment of the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, was uncovered. In this case, the protagonists of a new chapter in the president’s list of complaints are Nilo Irigoin Chávez and Jorge Tarrillo Gálvez. Both trusted men of the head of state, are syndicated by the Sunday program, as those in charge of collecting up to 20 thousand dollars for each promotion made in the Peruvian Armed Forces.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Regional Security

An international network – presumably criminal – was revealed, including the Portuguese-Brazilian citizen, Nuno Rocha dos Santos de Almeida e Vasconcelllos; an Iranian arrested in June at the Asan Azad border with Uruguay; the former president of Brazil, Lula da Silva, the former Portuguese prime minister José Socrátes; the current vice president of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner; the Iranian crew of the Emtrasur plane held in Buenos Aires, and even funds from the Venezuelan regime.…Read more >>
Source: bles.com

Venezuela

The dictator Nicolás Maduro demanded that Argentina hand over the Venezuelan-Iranian plane investigated for ties to terrorism

Nicolás Maduro referred this Wednesday to the Venezuelan-Iranian plane that has been held at the Ezeiza international airport in Buenos Aires since June 8. On national television, the Chavista dictator asked the Argentine government to hand over the ship, after the US State Department requested its seizure.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Venezuela – Cuba – Nicaragua

The trip “seriously threatens the self-determination and territorial integrity of the Chinese giant,” said the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry. The Cuban president reiterated the unrestricted adherence to the “one China” principle and Nicaragua, for its part, expressed a “strong condemnation” of what it considered a “provocation”.…Read more >>
Source: telam.com.ar