Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 94

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

jueves 16/06/2022

Analysis

 

In a column published yesterday I referred to the “petro-terrorism” suffered in the past by Colombia at the hands of the National Liberation Army, ELN. For reasons of space, some lines were left out that explain the danger posed to the continent by the “former” M-19 terrorist Gustavo Petro coming to power in Colombia, and the impunity he proposes for the ELN, despite the fact that in 2020 The ‘Ideas for Peace Foundation’ reported that the ELN carries out drug trafficking activities in Colombia and Venezuela.…Read more >>
Source: expreso.com.pe

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

Recently the former president of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a process that seemed to be more linked to a settling of accounts and not to issues of human rights or impartial justice. Organizations such as Amnesty International have highlighted the urgent need to strengthen the model of justice in Bolivia…In Nicaragua the same script is also repeated, but more cruel and lacking in subtleties or convincing premises. Dora María Téllez, Tamara Dávila, Suyén Barahona and Ana Margarita Vigil have been victims of all the incandescent fury of Daniel Ortega’s family regime.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

For the Bolivian judges, the former senator is guilty of the crimes of “breach of duties” and resolutions contrary to the Constitution” during the succession of the resigned Evo Morales, a process that included the participation of the European Union, the United Nations and the Bolivian Church… The plot of the coup d’état in Bolivia has also become one of the masterpieces of the alliance of populists, leftists and revolutionaries, who call themselves the Great Homeland, whose aim is to recover the continental hegemony that enjoyed during the presidencies of Hugo Chávez and Lula da Silva.…Read more >>
Source: elmundo.es

The episode of the opaque Iranian-Venezuelan plane, seized in Buenos Aires, exposes a link that has been accentuating between the Chavista regime and the Persian one.…Read more >>
Source: clarin.com

Bolivia

In the city of La Paz, the former senator of the MAS and head of the Movement for Sovereignty Lino Vilca, said that the former president, Evo Morales is the “owner of the powers, Executive, Legislative and Judicial”, that all State institutions, it is in your hands. …Read more >>
Source: eju.tv

The most important trial of the last 30 years in Bolivia has just been carried out, the process against former president Jeanine Áñez, one that is only comparable to the one established against Luis García Meza, drug trafficker, dictator, soldier and division general who carried out an authentic coup d’état in 1980. The difference, of course, is that García Meza’s conviction was carried out in a trial of responsibilities, in democracy, under the full rule of law, with all respect for her fundamental rights. Jeanine Áñez, on the other hand, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for something that did not happen, and in a process that actually confirms that Bolivia lives under a dictatorship……Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

The rapporteur of the United Nations Organization (UN), Diego García-Sayan, said that the revelation of former president Evo Morales about a political meeting between government leaders in which it had been decided that the trial of former president Jeanine Añez be for the ordinary way.…Read more >>
Source: noticiasfides.com

After the statements of former President Evo Morales about the decision to try Jeanine Añez by ordinary means, the group of Independent Jurists warned that these statements are a confession of political interference in the judicial system, which mortally wounds democracy.“ The lack of judicial independence severely affects the Constitutional State of Law and mortally wounds democracy, generating the conditions for the establishment of an autocratic regime; because the judicial system does not exercise its constitutional task of controlling power in order to rationalize it,” the jurists point out in a written pronouncement. Likewise, the jurists regret that, in our country, “the judicial system has been hijacked by those who hold power political, becoming an instrument of repression of freedom of thought, expression and opinion, affecting the Constitutional State of Law and democracy.”…Read more >>
Source: noticiasfides.com

Several US senators denounce “the continued politicization” of Bolivia’s judiciary following the 10-year prison sentence against former interim president Jeanine Áñez, according to a statement published Monday. The decision to “arbitrarily sentence” Áñez “on dubious charges reduces recklessly turning the Bolivian judicial system into a tool that seeks to settle political scores,” say six senators, including well-known ones such as Bob Menéndez, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.…Read more >>
Source: nacion.com

Colombia

Vinicio Alvarado, who is a fugitive from justice in Ecuador and, together with his brother Fernando Alvarado, was an adviser to the then president of that country, Rafaél Correa, is, according to a report by the website La Silla Vacía, the brains behind the strategy of dirty war waged since Gustavo Petro’s campaign against other presidential candidates.…Read more >>
Source: occidente.co

Ecuador

Behind the call for mobilizations, there would be what was recorded in a leaked audio of Leonidas Iza, in which he mentions the possibility of “taking down the President” Guillermo Lasso.…Read more >>
Source: vistazo.com

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

Our hemisphere has what we could call the Havana wall, 62 years old, more than twice as long as the Berlin wall, but it is not built in the form of a wall but through a sophisticated political system from which they have emigrated, according to the UN, one million 700 thousand people, who represent almost 15% of the island population. Cuba is the heart and brain that promotes and protects totalitarianism in the region.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Bolivia has not yet been able to develop true money laundering prevention and control mechanisms. Added to this is the fact that Bolivia is a country that produces cocaine and marijuana and that its geographical location also makes it a transit country for drugs and contraband, mainly from Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and Peru.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

The elections for Colombia’s President for 2022-2026 are a historical milestone that will determine the next twenty years of that country’s and Americas’ history. In an election for the survival of the nation in which the very nature of Colombia and the radical effects in the life of Colombians are at stake, this forthcoming 19th of June, Colombians will decide between the newcomer Rodolfo Hernandez and Castrochavist Gustavo Petro. The existing situation of the peoples from Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua testifies that this election is to choose between freedom or subjugation, between democracy and dictatorship, between Colombia and Castrochavism.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Today Latin America faces a similar challenge. International change has perforated the feudal structures that, fueled by monopoly capitalism, have existed for five centuries. Replacing them with institutions more in line with the desire for freedom and economic stability of their inhabitants is a task for enlightened leaders.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Nicaragua

 

In less than four years, the Catholic Church in Nicaragua has been the target of 190 attacks and desecrations, including a fire in the Managua Cathedral, as well as police harassment and persecution of bishops and priests under the regime of Daniel Ortega, the country’s president , a new investigative report shows.…Read more >>
Source: catholicnewsagency.com

Nicaragua’s Congress renewed on Tuesday a decade-long decree allowing Russian forces to train in the Central American country, a decision criticized by the United States in light of Russia”s invasion of Ukraine. The decree allows 230 Russian soldiers to enter Nicaragua between July 1 and Dec. 31 to patrol in Pacific waters with the Nicaraguan Army.…Read more >>
Source: reuters.com

Peru

 

Specialists point to a possible intention of wanting to stop information that affects the government, as well as an affectation of the right to information and the work of the press.…Read more >>
Source: elcomercio.pe

The Prosecutor’s Office of Peru requested to investigate President Pedro Castillo as the alleged “leader of a criminal organization” entrenched in the State to obtain “illegal benefits” from contracts.…Read more >>
Source: dw.com

In another recording delivered by Zamir Villaverde to the Prosecutor’s Office, which records a conversation with Juan Silva’s former adviser, Juan Altamirano, he mentions that tenders were entered from the Government Palace in favor of INIP, the Aguilar Quispe family, and their Chinese partners, as as revealed by effective contributor Karelim López.…Read more >>
Source: larepublica.pe

Regional Security

 

The signing of a 20-year strategic cooperation agreement by Iran and Venezuela on Saturday was not a surprise. The deal between the two major oil-producing countries that are subject to US sanctions shows the nature of their relationship…The Iranian regime’s presence in South America is being intensified, mostly backed by a wave of left-leaning governments that flourish in this region, fueled by propaganda slogans against imperialism and US policies. Iran has also strengthened its diplomatic presence in the region through numerous tours by high-ranking officials.…Read more >>
Source: arabnews.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