Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 89

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Tuesday 5/31/2022

Bolivia

Evo Morales does not care if his actions affect the Santa Cruz Governorate or the central government, warn national assembly members and analysts. …Read more >>
Source: eju.tv

This Wednesday, the final report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego García-Sayán, was released, a 20-page document that will be presented to the Human Rights Council in the coming weeks. As a result of his visit to Bolivia, the representative confirmed that “the long-standing patterns of interference in the judicial body that the country has dragged on have not yet been eradicated” and gave as an example the case involving former president Jeanine Áñez.…Read more >>
Source: eldeber.com.bo

Politicians and analysts consider that Evo Morales has reached the end of his political cycle and assure that he insists on continuing with political activity to seek impunity for the crimes committed during the presidency between 2006-2019.…Read more >>
Source: elpotosi.net

Colombia

 

The death of an important capo could generate an unstable situation due to the criminal economies in the department of Nariño. Various criminal groups could be interested. …Read more >>
Source: es.insightcrime.org

The department of Santander is not only one of the richest in agriculture, tourism and the first poultry center in Colombia, but over time it has become one of the regions most desired by the great drug lords, who find a Some of its 87 municipalities are the “perfect” place to camouflage themselves in society and, in a certain way, outwit the authorities.…Read more >>
Source: semana.com

A judge of the Spanish National High Court admitted a complaint against the candidate for the Presidency of Colombia Gustavo Petro for having joined the armed group “narco-paramilitary M-19”, to which a series of murders and kidnappings are attributed, including the of a journalist who would have Spanish nationality.…Read more >>
Source: elnuevoherald.com

A new drug trafficking laboratory very close to Bogotá was discovered by the authorities in the last few hours. Criminals take the risk of establishing these illegal complexes near the capital because of the ease that the city offers them for the distribution of alkaloids…. “The drug trafficking complex would belong to several structures that sent shipments through the main air terminal in Bogotá with international destinations”, said Monsalve. “Likewise, through strategic mobility corridors to the Eastern Plains towards Venezuela”.…Read more >>
Source: pulzo.com

The Colombian Navy seized more than 400 kilograms of cocaine in the department of La Guajira, thanks to the development of an operation against drug trafficking that strongly affects the finances of the Organized Armed Group “Clan del Golfo” in approximately 14 million dollars .…Read more >>
Source: cgfm.mil.co

Cuba

 

The independent artist and activist remains in a maximum security prison; The regime’s prosecutor’s office asks for a seven-year prison sentence for opposing the dictatorship on the island..…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

Ecuador

 

The Police have new clues about the assassins who murdered the prosecutor Luz Marina Delgado, in Manta, 420 kilometers from Quito, and the lawyer Jefferson Mendoza. The agent of the Prosecutor’s Office arrested the partner of the “Ecuadorian Pablo Escobar” and also participated in an operation where drugs were seized in the port of Manta.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The National Court of Justice (CNJ) of Ecuador sent this Friday to the Foreign Ministry of the Andean country the file with the request for the extradition of former President Rafael Correa, sentenced in 2020 to eight years in prison for bribery and who is a fugitive from Justice in Belgium.…Read more >>
Source: swissinfo.ch

Guatemala

 

The Heritage Foundation is one of the most conservative and influential think tanks in the United States. Giammattei met months ago with two members of that organization, Mike González and Mateo Haydar, and told them that he would request the expulsion of USAID from Guatemala… The Giammattei government has been accused of multiple acts that favor corruption and impunity. That includes everything from secret contracts with Russia to buy vaccines, overpriced works of art to celebrate the Bicentennial, awarding works for bribes, and the appointment of an attorney general who cannot enter the United States.…Read more >>
Source: quorum.gt

Human Rights

 

(New York) — The Cuban government must immediately and unconditionally release the artists Maykel Castillo Pérez and Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, who will be tried as of May 30, 2022, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The governments of Latin America and Europe should monitor the trial and demand the release of the artists.…Read more >>
Source: hrw.org

Bachelet’s visit has been “a catastrophic dereliction of duty”, lamented Luke de Pulford, of the anti-slavery NGO Arise, after the high commissioner refused to describe her visit as an “investigation” into the situation in Xinjiang and limit itself to asking China to stop applying “arbitrary” measures against the population. According to the World Uyghur Congress, which represents exiled Uyghur groups, “the visit has ended up being a propaganda opportunity for China to cover up its crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uyghur people.” For his part, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has made it known that the United States “remains concerned” about the visit and “China’s efforts to restrict and manipulate it”.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

Colombians must be told that there is no possible redemption along the path chosen by Petro, except to emigrate, as six million Venezuelans, two million Cubans and one million Nicaraguans have done.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

They propose a new Constitution of 499 articles to turn -or so they say- Chile into a “Social democratic State of law, plurinational, intercultural, and ecological” a “Republic in solidarity with parity democracy”. Reading such an extensive document, however, highlights its true nature of being a “preposterous constitution” that wrecks the Chilean nation apart and that instead of uniting it can create greater confrontation.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Latin America

 

As a direct consequence of the welfare policies implemented, Latin America is sinking into poverty, child malnutrition, children dropping out of school and parental unemployment. The cultural backwardness of the region is so palpable that a new population species has been formed: a couple of decades ago in Argentina the young “ni-ni” appeared; it is about the thousands of children and adolescents who do not study or work. Vagrancy is never healthy, and added to economic hardship, much less. The direct consequence of the Latin American custom of not facing problems and postponing their solution is that they become chronic, worsen and are repeated over time; Well, that segment evolved into what is now known as the neither-nor-nor: young people who do not work, do not study and do not want to do so. …Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Mexico

 

Over 100,000 people have disappeared in Mexico according to a special report published by investigative media outlet Quinto Element Lab this week, highlighting a crisis that eclipses other countries in the region. …Read more >>
Source: aztecreports.com

He argued that he has control of the government of the Republic and in his cabinet there is no one like Genaro García Luna, Calderón’s Secretary of Public Security, now imprisoned in the United States for links to drug trafficking.…Read more >>
Source: jornada.com.mx

Drug sales, homicides, robbery and extortion rule the beaches, bars and restaurants …Read more >>
Source: eldiariodecoahuila.com.mx

Nicaragua

 

Once again, the Sandinista deputy Filiberto Rodríguez presented before the National Assembly an initiative for a legislative decree for the cancellation of legal personality against 83 non-governmental organizations.…Read more >>
Source: articulo66.com

The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) described the sentences as “spurious” and the Judiciary as “a shame” for the country. …Read more >>
Source: dw.com

The report presented on Monday by the Torture Observatory reveals that at least 66 people were arrested and sentenced in the context of the last presidential elections…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Opinion

 

The electoral, political and cultural conflict between the totalitarian forces of narco-communism and the defenders of freedom and democracy gathered around the ‘Madrid Charter’ is accelerating. The elections in Ecuador, Peru and Madrid, keys to the immediate future.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

The Mexican-Cuban relations since the arrival of López Obrador to the presidency surprise the most experienced observer. It is strange the naturalness with which the president of a country becomes a spokesman for the government of another country, assumes its defense and spreads its falsehoods; as if that were normal in international relations. At times the rhetoric resembles that of a protectorate and its metropolis, and it’s not always clear who is who.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

This Sunday, Colombia attends a first presidential round in which the most voted will likely be the narco-communist candidate, Gustavo Petro, and the Team for Colombia candidate, Fico Gutiérrez.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Peru

 

The fiscal provision covers the president so that he is also investigated for aggravated influence peddling and collusion in the framework of the Puente Tarata case, in which the former Minister of Transportation, Juan Silva, and six Popular Action congressmen are involved.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Summit of the Americas

 

The United States will not invite representatives of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro or Nicaragua to next month’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, an official confirmed Thursday. “Absolutely not. We don’t recognize them as a sovereign government,” Kevin O’Reilly, the summit’s coordinator, told a Senate committee when asked about the Maduro regime’s involvement. The United States considers Maduro illegitimate and recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com