Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 93

Boletín Interamerican Watch

Inter-American Watch

Tuesday 6/14/2022

Analysis

 

Designated by Nicolás Maduro as his “voice” at the Summit of the Americas, Fernández regrets the absence of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, but does not mention the violation of human rights in the three dictatorships…Read more >>
Source: elmundo.es

A new agreement between Russia and Nicaragua to provide Russian troops for and in Nicaragua represents what Thomas Jefferson called a “fire bell in the night.” But while he was referring to the struggle over slavery, this agreement marks the first step in a series of converging and unprecedented threats to Latin American and U.S. security. …Read more >>
Source: thehill.com

The United States is losing ground to China in the battle for influence in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is strengthening its relationships in the region often called “America’s backyard.” China’s growing footprint in the region has raised concerns in Washington that the PRC is leveraging its economic might to further its strategic goals and displace American dominance in the region.…Read more >>
Source: patriotledger.com

Argentina

 

Vice President Cristina Kirchner faces the possibility of being asked for a sentence of between 16 and 5 years in prison in the Vialidad case, according to the criminal scale of the crimes for which she is judged: head of illicit association and fraud to the State, in a case that is heading for its final resolution in the coming weeks.…Read more >>
Source: lanacion.com.ar

Bolivia

 

The head of the MAS, Evo Morales, revealed this Sunday that the path of the ordinary trial against former president Jeanine Añez was taken in a political meeting with the presence of the current leaders, members of the MAS caucus and the Unity Pact.…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

In her speech at the Miraflores prison, the former president indicated that she had the government, “but I never had power”, since it was blocked by the Legislative Assembly, which was in the hands of the MAS, and because her government was transitional.…Read more >>
Source: la-razon.com

Chile

 

An official from the Boric government admitted that the country “is experiencing the worst moment in security since the return to democracy”, while the issue became the main concern among citizens; in the last six years homicide rates increased by 70%…Read more >>
Source: lanacion.com.ar

Colombia

 

A week of the known leaks of different meetings, virtual and face-to-face, of the Historical Pact that have revealed the strategies and political tactics of communication and marketing to attack their different rivals is completed.…Read more >>
Source: eltiempo.com

The exclusive disclosure of the ‘petrovideos’ by SEMANA highlighted that the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro is being advised by two controversial international consultants. They are Vinicio Alvarado, an Ecuadorian publicist, a fugitive from his country’s justice after being convicted of corruption, and Xavier Vendrell, a Spaniard who was a member of a terrorist group in Spain.…Read more >>
Source: semana.com

Cuba

 

Of 381 people sanctioned, 297 have been sentenced to between 5 and 25 years in prison. The 2021 demonstrations were the largest since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Ecuador

 

According to the media in the neighboring country, several people were arrested accused of being the leaders of a supposed new guerrilla that professes Marxist, Leninist and Guevarist thought, called the Guevarist Land and Freedom Movement (MGTL). …Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

For a quality democracy we need a better education that defeats the indoctrination that grows and advances in the region, and that like everything that ultimately has to do with principles and values ​​is what costs the most, but if victory is achieved, it is always the most lasting.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

The election of the President of Colombia 2022-2026 is a historic milestone that will mark the next twenty years of the history of the country and of the Americas… The situation of the peoples of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua shows that this election is between freedom and submission, between democracy and dictatorship, between Colombia and Castrochavism.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Mexico

 

When the AMLO government began my investigation began and I discovered that there was certain favoritism against some sectors and concluded that the federal government has ties to drug trafficking, as Anabel Hernández García indicated… The writer and researcher pointed out that after making public her investigations and over the years the pacts continue and are very present, mainly with Mayo Zambada… “This government also has pacts with organized crime, I have evidence and witnesses to the events, but I am surprised that AMLO does not dissociate himself of organized crime”.…Read more >>
Source: proyectopuente.com.mx

According to Roth, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador should carry out investigations into the increase in violence that Mexico is experiencing and the director assured that the situation at this time is very worrying and he is concerned about what is happening the country. On the other hand, the director assured that President López Obrador has contributed to the hunt for journalists, by attacking them in the morning and stressed that Mexico is the second place in the world where reporters have been murdered this year after Ukraine, which is in war.…Read more >>
Source: elfinanciero.com.mx

Nicaragua

 

The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, asked the National Assembly, controlled by the Sandinistas, to ratify the entry into the country of troops, ships and aircraft of the Russian Armed Forces as of July 1, the Power reported this Saturday. Legislative.…Read more >>
Source: elpais.com.uy

Last May, 14 Nicaraguan judges concluded the trials of 50 people imprisoned between May 28 and November 6, 2021, very close to the disputed general elections in which the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) reached 83% of representation in the National Assembly, and Daniel Ortega achieved his fifth presidential term —the fourth in a row—.…Read more >>
Source: washingtonpost.com

Regional Security

 

The death of the special prosecutor for the Amia Case, Alberto Nisman, was one of the most dramatic events in the recent history of Argentina. His body was found on January 18, 2015, just the day before his statement before the Argentine Congress. Nisman was expected to reveal signs of a pact between the Argentine government and its Iranian counterparts to release the Persians from any responsibility for the attack that killed 85 people in March 1994. That complaint had a nuclear component that had not been revealed until today. .…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Russian state television assured that Daniel Ortega’s regime invited the Kremlin forces to enter the Central American country “for humanitarian purposes”… “If US missile systems can almost reach Moscow from Ukrainian territory, it is time for Russia to deploy something powerful closer to American cities,” the journalist added.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Intelligence reports from Washington confirm that the Chinese company has direct business relations with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, the paramilitary and combat force that conducts security operations and repression within the country… That relationship has generated unease in Brussels and gave rise to a special session in the US Congress last Tuesday where Republican senators promoted a bill to block and dismantle the advances of that alliance between Tehran and Beijing, which, according to the Republican bloc, also includes a broad program on of economic assistance from China.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Summit of the Americas

 

Chilean President Gabriel Boric expressed his displeasure on Friday at the exclusion of countries like Nicaragua from the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles…Read more >>
Source: france24.com

United States

 

Republican Senator Marco Rubio called on US Attorney General Merrick Garland to ask Interpol to issue an international red alert to arrest Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro to face drug charges in US justice.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Venezuela

 

The president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, was attacked this Saturday in the state of Cojedes by violent Chavista militants, who pushed him and physically assaulted him. The events occurred in San Carlos, where Guaidó arrived as part of his tour of Venezuela.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Iran and Venezuela signed a 20-year cooperation agreement on Saturday in various fields, during a visit by Nicolás Maduro to Tehran, in which the Venezuelan president congratulated himself on the “indestructible friendship” that is growing between the two countries.…Read more >>
Source: semana.com