Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 77

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Inter-American Watch

Tuesday 4/19/2022

Bolivia

The majority does not see Evo as a candidate and believes that there was fraud, not a coup
The majority of those surveyed do not believe that Evo Morales should run as a candidate in 2025, nor do they believe in the “coup d’état” rhetoric and consider that 2019 was a fraud, according to the results of the recent survey.…Read more >>
Source: paginasiete.bo

Colombia

3 tons of cocaine seized in Colombia from the ELN guerrilla
In the department of Norte de Santander, on the border with Venezuela, Colombian Army troops found 3,000 kilos of cocaine in a laboratory where the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) processed the alkaloid, military sources reported this Saturday.…Read more >>
Source: eluniverso.com

Cuba

The regime imprisons Cuban activist Tania Echeverría, a member of the Ladies in White
The Lady in White Tania Echevarría was transferred to prison this Thursday with a total of four members of the organization deprived of their liberty. Echevarría, a resident of the Matanzas municipality of Colón, was sentenced to six years in prison for her participation in the anti-government protests of last July 11.…Read more >>
Source: diariodecuba.com

Governance

Latin America can no longer deny the awful reality of gang-wing government
The western hemisphere is saddled with a third category of government: the gang wing, countries controlled by violent criminal mafias.…Read more >>
Source: wlrn.org

Human Rights

They doubt Russia when he says that he “guarantees” the lives of Ukrainian soldiers who surrender
The continuous “fake news” from the Kremlin about the invasion of Ukraine casts doubt on the true intentions of Putin’s troops who have leveled cities and towns with their missiles. It has been reported that they are indiscriminately killing civilians, raping women and girls and kidnapping minors to take them to Russian territory.…Read more >>
Source: icndiario.com

Latin America

Exclusive: US Southern Command Gen. Laura Richardson on Russian and Chinese Activities in Latin America
Video. …Read more >>
Source: nbc.com

Mexico

Torture, disappearances, executions, abuses, femicides and attacks on journalists increase, in AMLO government: Human Rights Watch (HRW) report
In the chapter dedicated to Mexico in its World Report for 2021, released worldwide, the international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that in addition to prevailing violations of the individual guarantees of the population, “these acts usually go unpunished. The implementation of the legal reforms approved in 2017 and 2018 has been slow and so far they have been ineffective in combating torture and impunity.”…Read more >>
Source: plumaslibres.com.mx

Nicaragua

Nicaraguans Observe Shocking Easter Week Police Abuses
While most citizens do not express themselves publicly to protect their safety and that of their loved ones, people are not asleep, nor are they indifferent. Their eyes and ears witness the abuses taking place day and night in the name of the “Christian, Socialist and Solidarity” family government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. They feel these things deeply. We bring you the vivid description from a neighbor of a violent abduction on Tuesday of a young couple from their home, and the traumatic experience for their 5-year-old son.…Read more >>
Source: havanatimes.org

Putin, Ortega, and the extent of evil
If Putin embodies the maximum degree of unleashed evil, Ortega occupies several lesser degrees on the scale of cruelty. Not because he does not want to, but because he has no more power.…Read more >>
Source: confidencial.com.ni

Vice President of Nicaragua again threatens the opposition with jail
The vice president of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, has harangued for three consecutive days against the opponents and the hierarchs of the Catholic Church, four years after the beginning of the worst political crisis in memory in the country. Central American in the last 30 years.…Read more >>
Source: radiotelevisionmarti.com

Four years of repression and human rights violations in the name of the revolution
In mid-April 2018, Daniel Ortega faced a wave of social discontent. Thousands of Nicaraguans then took to the streets to demand the withdrawal of the reform of the social security system that his government promoted. Ortega’s denial of any concession added fuel to the fire of the protests.…Read more >>
Source: rfi.fr

Peru

National Society of Radio and Television denounces new attack by Pedro Castillo against the press
The National Radio and Television Society (SNRTV) questioned the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, for having sent a notarial letter urging a media outlet to rectify itself for issuing a report that, they say, complied with all the standards of investigative journalism .…Read more >>
Source: gestion.pe

Venezuela

In Venezuela there are 240 “political prisoners”, affirms the NGO Foro Penal
The Venezuelan NGO Foro Penal stated this Wednesday that there are 240 detainees in the country whom it considers political prisoners, with no changes from its last report from last week.…Read more >>
Source: es.theepochtimes.com

Venezuela evades sanctions with the support of Russia and Iran
The support that the triangle of countries of the axis of evil made up of Russia, Iran and China is contributing to the regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela to evade the sanctions of the United States and increase oil production, a “help” that consists of a support financial and logistics…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

The ELN finances an indigenous strike that demands the removal of a mayor and claims the place of a mayor imprisoned for drug trafficking
When the mayor of the Semprúm municipality, Keyrineth Selenia Fernández Epieyu (35 years old, from the PSUV), was arrested in a vehicle with seven panels of cocaine on January 27, 2022, a strong dispute was triggered between the guerrillas that use the indigenous, claiming control of the mayor’s office. The ELN financed and defended its disputed electoral victory on November 26, 2021, for which it demands the return of the narco-mayor or the appointment of a relative or close friend. The campaign of the current mayor, Wuyhsmans Ramon González Salas, was financed by the FARC and the town’s businesses.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com