Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 92

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

Thursday 6/9/2022

Bolivia

“In the first place, we know that this trial is illegal from beginning to end. My mother never proclaimed herself, they are judging her arbitrarily on November 10, 11 and 12, but they do not say that there was a precedent to get there. They don’t say that Evo Morales fled, that there was a power vacuum,” protested Ribera.…Read more >>
Source: lostiempos.com

Ecuador

 

Perhaps they are just simple and unfortunate coincidences, but the truth is that there is no other political movement whose pictures have appeared in as many photographs or episodes related to drug trafficking as Correismo. Assemblyman and Latin King Ronny Aleaga’s swimming pool is just one more episode.…Read more >>
Source: 4pelagatos.com

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

The current reality places on the Summit of the Americas the urgent main task of strengthening the Interamerican Democratic Charter, bestowing it with effective mechanisms to prevent the spread of dictatorships, to dole out collective and timely sanctions and equip it with procedures to restore democracy where needed .…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

It is evident that the MAS does not want to lose power again. Therefore, he is willing to use any strategy to finish off his opponents. We are witnessing an invasion that has two objectives: First, to expand the coca border. And second, to undermine the strength of the department of Santa Cruz, until now the bastion of opposition to the MAS project.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Few days remain for the end of the Duque Administration in Colombia and judging by what we read in the local media, its people have not realized that it is one of the best governments in the history of that South American nation.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

But the horrific images of this murderous collectivist landscape are painted over with dismissive brushstrokes of exculpation where the blame resides not with collectivism, but with those opposing it. Nothing sticks. Why isn’t collectivism judged by its outcomes?…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

A victory for Gustavo Petro would be the sacrifice of Colombian democracy, just as it happened in Venezuela when the majority voted in favor of the coup plotter Hugo Chávez, a subject who won popular support and the backing of a broad sector of the ruling class with his speech of breaking with the established, promises that many hopefully bought to fish in the troubled waters of change, without realizing that the late Chávez was a shark with a desire for power far superior to that of the real or supposed predators he proposed to replace .…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Latin America

 

A Reuters analysis shows that the United States has been losing ground in recent years to China on the trade front.…Read more >>
Source: vozdeamerica.com

Mexico

 

The elections in six states will end within the parameters consistently indicated by the polling houses: four victories for Morena and two for the PAN-PRI-PRD alliance. Nothing really surprising, except, once again, the notorious hand of the narco and the way he acted in the process. The magnitude of their participation cannot be analyzed until the municipal results are known, but in two states, Tamaulipas and Oaxaca, organized crime acted openly hours before the polls closed.…Read more >>
Source: elfinanciero.com.mx

Nicaragua

 

“I ask Daniel Ortega (president of Nicaragua) to give me back my husband, and to give back my daughter’s father,” Victoria Cárdenas, wife of opposition presidential candidate Juan Sebastián Chamorro, cried out on Wednesday, who served this day a year in prison.…Read more >>
Source: swissinfo.ch

Two former presidential candidates are among more than 180 political prisoners in Nicaragua undergoing “the worst kinds of human rights abuses,” their lawyer said Wednesday.…Read more >>
Source: reuters.com

Murders and siege of opponents are attributed to a network of armed citizens, parallel to the Police.…Read more >>
Source: eltiempo.com

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CourtIDH) ordered the immediate release of 9 prisoners in Nicaragua identified as opponents of the Daniel Ortega regime, and that while this happens, take measures to guarantee their integrity and life.…Read more >>
Source: es.theepochtimes.com

Peru

 

Organizations, social movements, political parties and hundreds of citizens mobilized yesterday in different cities of the country in the so-called “Great March for our Freedom and Democracy” in protest against President Pedro Castillo, amid serious questions against him and a prosecutor’s investigation linking him to alleged acts of corruption.…Read more >>
Source: peru21.pe

The leftist Peruvian president Pedro Castillo is experiencing his umpteenth political storm after the attorney general, Pablo Sánchez, decided to include him in the criminal investigation for a possible corruption scheme in the allocation of contracts from the Ministry of Transport and Communications.…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

Regional Security

 

As the US increases its focus on global competition with China, officials have singled out Beijing”s inroads into Latin America as a growing threat to countries there and to US interests in the region. At recent congressional hearings and public events, those officials have cautioned that China is investing in digital and physical infrastructure, natural resources and extractive industries, and in political and military relationships across Latin America and the Caribbean in a multipronged effort to secure access and influence and gain leverage over countries there in order to advance its own commercial and strategic interests.…Read more >>
Source: businessinsider.com

Summit of the Americas

 

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, has accused Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela on Tuesday of criminalizing free journalism, within the framework of the Summit of the Americas that is taking place this week in Los Angeles, United States…Read more >>
Source: notimerica.com

Carolina Barrero was walking down a street in Havana when two police officers took her by surprise and forced her into a patrol car. They interrogated her for hours, threatened her, took her cell phone and used information from her that she was there to extort money from her. It happened to her again and again and again… there were more than twenty throughout 2021. In the meantime, she was sentenced to 6 months of house arrest… “This has been the summit of civil society . The dictatorships were not invited in a decision in accordance with the principles of the democratic charter of the Americas that could avoid blackmail. Not giving in and standing firm with the principles of democracy above economic and political interests is the most consistent thing to do at a time of rising global authoritarianism”, she affirms. “Nobody excluded Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela”, she insists, “they have excluded themselves from the leaders’ summit because of their behavior”…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Haydee Castillo, human rights defender, during her participation in the IX Summit of the Americas, together with a group of victims of the repression of the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, denounced the Ortega regime, affirming that it is a danger to the region.…Read more >>
Source: 100noticias.com.ni

The 2001 declaration made it clear that the participation of nations depended on a fully functioning democracy. Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua are nowhere near those standards…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Venezuela

 

Italian oil company Eni SpA and Spain’s Repsol SA could start shipping Venezuelan oil to Europe as early as next month to offset Russian crude, five people familiar with the matter said, resuming oil-for-debt swaps halted two years ago when Washington stepped up sanctions on Venezuela.…Read more >>
Source: es.euronews.com

Between today Tuesday the 7th and tomorrow Wednesday the 8th, Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, was visiting Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, to discuss aspects of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.…Read more >>
Source: urgente24.com