Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 88

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Thursday 5/26/2022

Bolivia

It was known that, sooner or later, the one that would be in charge of exposing the fraud of the entire political project of the Movement for Socialism (MAS), Evo Morales and now Arce Catacora, would be the economy. The economic model imposed in 2006 since the nationalization of gas would inevitably collapse and take with it the entire political, bureaucratic and absolute criminal apparatus that they had set up for decades.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

We are used to the pathetic staging that the Movement for Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia (part of the Cuba-Venezuela-Nicaragua axis) promotes from the spotlights of media circuses at its disposal. There are only a few who believe the lies and waste professed by the current president Luis Arce and his pious followers: those who live off the public treasury and those who have no other circumstance, idea or ideology to cling to because, quite simply, lack sufficient consciousness to have it, then we see how some close to the Bolivian Government speak of ‘refounding the State’, of ‘living well’, of the ‘struggle for the sovereignty of the peoples’ and of various conquests that nobody knows about because, they simply do not exist and are the object of inventions based on hatred and populism once promoted by individuals such as Álvaro García Linera (former vice president and ideologue of SXII Socialism), among others.…Read more >>
Source: panampost.com

Costa Rica

 

The province of Limón in Costa Rica is today the national capital of homicide, as the growing flow of cocaine has renewed disputes over the port, the main exit point for narcotics from the country.…Read more >>
Source: es.insightcrime.org

Cuba

 

The organizations Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) criticized the trials that Cuban opponents Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo will face, reported the site Martí Noticias.…Read more >>
Source: diariodecuba.com

Ecuador

 

“It is true that we are experiencing a bloody reaction, such are the reactions of those who are desperate because today there is a government that confronts them,” said the president at the Legislative headquarters, where he reported to the country.…Read more >>
Source: france24.com

Honduras

 

Sources from that country confirmed to Noticias RCN that Senator Piedad Córdoba was at the Comayagua airport, in Honduras, when she was required by local authorities for transporting $62,770 US dollars in cash that was not reported…On the 4th of In May, RCN News heard the testimony of Braulio Sánchez, a moneylender from Cúcuta who worked on the border between Colombia and Venezuela, who testified in the process being carried out against Senator Piedad Córdoba. The statement was given on April 22 at the Colombian consulate in Madrid, where she now resides, before the magistrate Cristina Lombana, in the midst of the process that is being carried out against the senator for alleged links with the FARC and the alleged financing irregular of his political campaigns.…Read more >>
Source: noticiasrcn.com

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

What do Fidel Castro, Klaus Altmann Barbie, Gabriel García Márquez and Roberto Suarez Gómez have in common? Apparently nothing. Well, the first was the Cuban dictator, the second a Nazi war criminal, the third won the Nobel Prize for literature, and the fourth was a Bolivian drug trafficker. But in the 1980s, these four men had something that united them: cocaine.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Public and notorious facts of the management of the president of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) show that he governs above the law, violating the essential element of democracy that is “the rule of law”. The foreign policy that he has imposed and directs is of service to the dictatorships and includes internal policy measures to the detriment of his own nationals, such as the hiring of slave doctors of the Cuban dictatorship. It is presidentialism for dictatorship that eliminates the Rule of Law in Mexico.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Latin America

 

Locals struggling with a spiraling cost of living clashed with tourists in Cusco, Peru last month. Tens of thousands of Argentines took to the Plaza de Mayo on May 12 to demand higher wages as chronically high inflation rose even higher. Even workers at Brazil’s central bank went on strike in early May as inflation has eroded the value of their salaries.…Read more >>
Source: americasquarterly.org

Mexico

 

María Elizabeth Briseño, a psychologist at the Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP), considered that the cognitive profile of these criminals is based on their criminal experiences, which regularly begin at an early age.…Read more >>
Source: eluniversalpuebla.com.mx

Nicaragua

 

A Nicaraguan police operation on Sunday intensified pressure on two Nicaraguan priests, known for their criticism of the government of President Daniel Ortega. Police agents surrounded both temples and prevented parishioners from approaching… “In Nicaragua the Catholic Church is persecuted, and especially when the Bishop or a priest raises his prophetic voice denouncing corruption, and the injustice we suffer,” he tells the VOA the priest Edwin Román, who is exiled in the United States due to threats against him…“They persecute us for being faithful to our priestly ministry, for not kneeling before the oppressor and for standing up in defense of the people of God ”, Roman added by phone.…Read more >>
Source: vozdeamerica.com

After a week in which Daniel Ortega’s regime demonstrated authoritarianism and contempt against the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, ACI Prensa recounts the times in which it attacked the clergy and attacked religious freedom.…Read more >>
Source: aciprensa.com

The relatives of the 182 convicts considered political prisoners in Nicaragua announced this Monday that they are joining the water and serum fast initiated by Bishop Rolando Álvarez, a critic of the Daniel Ortega regime, who is being held in a Managua parish, where he is guarded by police officers.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The Nicaraguan regime, through the Ministry of the Interior, canceled this Tuesday the registrations and perpetual numbers of six non-profit organizations from Europe, the United States and Costa Rica, after accusing them of hindering internal controls and not having registered as “foreign agents”.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Five organizations of relatives of prisoners held by the regime made an “urgent” call denouncing the unhealthy and incommunicado conditions in which the detained opponents are found. …Read more >>
Source: rpp.pe

It’s no irony that exactly one month ago, on April 24, heavily armed Nicaraguan soldiers forcibly closed the OAS office in Managua after the country’s foreign minister, Denis Moncada, said it would longer participate in this “diabolical instrument of evil called the OAS.” …“We’ve seen the Ortega regime deliberately and systematically dismantle democratic institutions, abolish the independent press, attack civil society, criminalize opposition parties, and incarcerate opposition candidates,” said Rebecca Bill Chavez, president and CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based think tank.…Read more >>
Source: washdiplomat.com

The multidisciplinary observatory Urnas Abiertas indicated that the Supreme Electoral Council, controlled by the Sandinistas, has not yet called those elections despite the fact that there are less than six months to go …Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Paraguay

 

The recent murder of prosecutor Marcelo Pecci draws attention to the problem of drug trafficking in Paraguay. DW consulted experts who give a disturbing diagnosis of the situation and its political impact.…Read more >>
Source: dw.com

Peru

Pedro Castillo leads the ranking of presidents with the most disapproval in Latin America

The level of disapproval by citizens of the presidents of Latin American countries remained at high levels in March and April, and the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, leads the ranking of the most disapproved, according to the most recent bimonthly monitoring of presidential approval in 18 Latin American countries, prepared by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Legislative Directory.…Read more >>

Source: gestion.pe

Related news…

 

The paths of the dictators of Russia and Venezuela cross in The Hague. Both must face trials for human rights violations: one in Ukraine, the other on their own land…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Claudia Díaz, who was a nurse to the late Hugo Chávez and who rose to serve as head of the Venezuelan Treasury, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering charges in South Florida, but must remain detained in a Florida prison without right to bail.…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

Summit of the Americas

 

A growing number of countries are threatening to snub the US-hosted Summit of the Americas next month, amid controversy over its guest list.…Read more >>
Source: cnn.com

The leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua — which risk not being invited to an Americas summit in Los Angeles next month — will gather in Havana Friday with allied counterparts, the Cuban foreign ministry said.Heads of state or government will meet under the umbrella of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) economic bloc. The group also comprises Bolivia, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Grenada.…Read more >>
Source: france24.com

Venezuela

 

A tanker carrying about 1 million barrels on Iranian heavy crude arrived in recent days in Venezuelan waters for delivery to the country”s largest refinery, according to a shipping report seen by Reuters on Monday and vessel tracking data.…Read more >>
Source: reuters.com

After the accusation against a man for designing software to carry out a series of cyber attacks, Venezuela has become a potential base for the development of cyber ransomware tools… The man offered his clients access to a tool for creating fully customizable ransomware, known as “Thanos”. In addition, he reportedly rented and operated his own ransomware program, known as “Jigsaw v. 2”, for which he charged US$500 a month for use, and US$3,000 for the respective source code.…Read more >>
Source: es.insightcrime.org