Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 91

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Tuesday 6/7/2022

Bolivia

The Bolivian Prosecutor’s Office announced that it will request 15 years in prison for former interim president Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020)… The lawsuits against Áñez are promoted by the government of Luis Arce, political heir of Morales. The former president accused the government of “political persecution” and the absence of “due process.” More than fifty opponents are prosecuted and others imprisoned. Organizations such as Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) called attention to the lack of independence of the Judiciary.…Read more >>
Source: latimes.com

“I’d rather die than plead guilty and sell my principles.” Mark Antony died. His body did not resist. A cardiac arrest ended a history of transfers to more than 50 prisons and jails, hundreds of postponed hearings and macabre days of deprivation of food, nudity in the prison yard, beatings, humiliation and other forms of psychological harassment.…Read more >>
Source: brujuladigital.net

Chile

The Chilean Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the existence of a “base of operations” for the dangerous drug trafficking mega-gang “Tren de Aragua” a few kilometers from Santiago. The authorities did not rule out that this place was used to recruit members for the group.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Rancisca Sandoval, a young Chilean reporter, traveled to a commercial district of the capital, Santiago, to cover a union rally commemorating International Workers “Day. It would be her final report de ella.…Read more >>
Source: cnn.com

Human Rights

 

Western activists, organizations and governments have asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to publish a United Nations report on Xinjiang, a region of China in which the government has been accused of committing human rights violations against the Uyghur ethnic minority group. The pressure to present the report has increased after the visit of the former president of Chile to Xinjiang, a trip made last week in the framework of the accusations of human rights violations in China.…Read more >>
Source: elmostrador.cl

The Movement for Socialism (MAS) regime has not stopped relentlessly punishing former president Jeanine Áñez for having dared to assume the first position in the nation in the face of Evo Morales’ fraud, resignation, abandonment of office and flight in 2019: not only is that she has been held in pre-trial detention since March 13, 2021, but has “doubled” the accusations against her to be able to convict her more easily.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

The president of the ECR-Eurolat and VOX MEP, Hermann Tertsch, has asked in a video to raise his voice for the former interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, arbitrarily imprisoned by the regime of Evo Morales and Luis Arce.…Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

The regimes of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua “exercise power using illegitimate methods designed to produce fear and terror in the civilian population to generate behaviors that would not otherwise occur” and hold power indefinitely and with impunity. It is “State terrorism”, an organizational system based on the commission of crimes against humanity, which uses prosecutors and judges to violate human rights, in which the victim populations are defenseless and that the IX Summit of the Americas does not you can ignore.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

This forum organized by the Inter-American Institute for Democracy and Diario Las Américas is part of the “Summit of the Americas” Forums series……Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

AMLO has become the Patron Saint of dictatorships – Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. He has threatened not to go to the California meeting if the three dictatorships are not invited. (Since ‘Andrés López’ seems vulgar to him, he uses all his names of him, to the despair of his American neighbors: Andrés Manuel López Obrador.)…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Holding the 9th Summit of the Americas, an event the dictatorships from Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua cannot attend, prove; the existence of “two Americas” the democratic one and the dictatorial other, and the existing confrontation encouraged and promoted by Bolivia’s dictatorship and by the governments of Mexico and Argentina. The nature of dictatorial regimes is determined by the origins of the summits and by the Interamerican Democratic Charter that, be it as it may, does not have either the mechanisms to prevent the expansion of dictatorships or to restore democracy. The Summit of the Americas is the event to strengthen the Interamerican Democratic Charter.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Mexico

 

Mexico suffers from a “narco-government”. That is stated about the management of the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). The most curious thing is that the opposition did not do it, which, by the way, does not look very happy for the elections in 6 states of the country this Sunday, June 5, where unfortunately the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), founded by AMLO, I would earn more than half. …Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Nicaragua

 

In a new attack against the opposition, the Nicaraguan Parliament, controlled by the Daniel Ortega regime, closed almost 180 non-profit organizations in just three days, a measure that, according to the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, seeks “eliminate any possibility of an independent civil society in the country”.…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

International art and sports figures came together this Saturday to call for the release of more than 180 “political prisoners” in Nicaragua, a country governed by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega.…Read more >>
Source: swissinfo.ch

The massive flight of Nicaraguans in the last year due to the deterioration of the economy and the repression in their country, leaves enormous profits for the regime in several directions…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The court also urged the government of Daniel Ortega to allow political prisoners contact with their families and lawyers, and to guarantee immediate access to health services and medicines.…Read more >>
Source: dw.com

A group of twenty-two former heads of state and government of Latin America and Spain on Monday urged multilateral organizations and governments committed to democracy to echo the “tragedy of the people of Nicaragua” in the face of “the despotic and totalitarian deepening of the regime Ortega-Murillo”. In a statement by the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA), the former rulers refer to political prisoners “subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” and to the more than 350 Nicaraguans who have died since 2018 for “confronting the governing couple of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo”.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Peru

 

President Pedro Castillo is disapproved of by 71.4% of the Peruvian population, ten months into his government, and is approved by 20.7%, according to the latest survey conducted by the Peruvian Company for Market and Public Opinion Studies (CPI ) and presented exclusively by RPP Noticias.…Read more >>
Source: rpp.pe

Pedro Castillo has been in a critical situation practically since he became president. The Prosecutor’s Office is investigating him for corruption in the case of the irregular adjudication of the purchase of biodiesel, also for pressure in military promotions and for the tender for the construction of the Tarata Bridge through an alleged mafia network installed in the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC). In this environment of failed cabinets, “carousel” ministers and allegations of corruption and mafia organization, Castillo has surrounded himself with various international advisers who are usual in Chavista circles, including Alfredo Serrano Mancilla, founder and director of the Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics (Celag ), a propaganda think thank that has received thousands of euros from the Bolivarian governments.…Read more >>
Source: libertaddigital.com

The head of state is investigated in two files. Former ministers, former officials of the Government Palace, political allies and family members such as his wife and his nephews are also under suspicion in at least twelve cases of the Public Ministry.…Read more >>
Source: elcomercio.pe

Dominican Republic

The Environment Minister of the Dominican Republic, Orlando Jorge Mera, was shot dead on Monday in his office, the island country’s government reported.…Read more >>
Source: bbc.com

Russian invasion

 

Attacks by Russian troops left at least 4,000 civilian dead and 6.8 million refugees, while international justice investigates possible war crimes and crimes against humanity…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Summit of the Americas

 

The Venezuelan dictator affirmed that the Argentine president will also represent the other regimes that were not invited because they are anti-democratic, such as Nicaragua and Cuba…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

This was denounced by Brian Nichols, undersecretary for the Western Hemisphere of the United States Department of State, who assured that the Joe Biden administration condemns “the actions of the Cuban government to prevent seven participants from Cuban civil society from attending the Summit of the Americas. . We will not invite non-democratic actors from Cuba but we believe it is vital that non-governmental representatives from Cuba participate”…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

United States

 

The “repression” by the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, towards the political opposition and the Nicaraguan people since 2018 “has become increasingly draconian,” said Samantha Power, director of the United States Cooperation Agency (USAID). ), on Friday. Power’s statements, quoted in a press release from the institution, took place during the swearing-in of the new director of the USAID Mission in Nicaragua, Michael Eddy. Power stressed that the new chief of mission “takes the reins at a really difficult time for Nicaragua, and an especially difficult time (…) for our Foreign Service citizens” in that country.…Read more >>
Source: vozdeamerica.com