Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 97

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Inter-American Watch

28/06/2022

Analysis

 

The gang of criminals that is orchestrated by the Sao Paulo forum and the Puebla Group must be rejoicing with happiness, because with the support of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, they now take control of Colombia with Gustavo Petro. We can say: “Put on your espadrilles, what’s coming is joropo.” Without a doubt, Petro is going to apply the same strategies of the Venezuelan tyranny, first he will use a populist discourse, which is only siren songs, speaking of love, but at the same time causing division, calls to the United States, meeting with the President Iván Duque, the call to former president Álvaro Uribe, among others, are only a salute to the flag, because Petro knows very well that Colombia is split in two, because he only has the supposed support of 51% of the voters who voted for a total of 58% who went to the polls. The speech that Petro gave is similar to the one given by the deceased from Sabaneta, perhaps he changed a few words, but the content was exactly the same. Now the change of the Constitution will come, you just have to read between the lines the promises of the new government, saying that they are going to build the new national agreement, calling on those who did not vote for it – thus avoiding the opposition of the people – that They are going to expand social programs, strengthen education, the economy, comply with the peace agreement -surely give political rights to the ELN- reestablish diplomatic relations with Venezuela. Do those ideas sound familiar to you? …Read more >>
Source: elnacional.com

Latin America tilted further left this week as Colombian voters elected to send Gustavo Petro to the country’s presidential palace. Come August, the former Bogotá mayor and member of the violent M-19 guerrilla organization will join the region’s growing list of leftist leaders in a political shift some are likening to the “pink tide” of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Although voters in several Latin American countries managed to flip their countries back toward neoliberalism and free-market capitalism following the pink tide, it appears a new wave of populism has caused political appetites to shift yet again.…Read more >>
Source: advisorperspectives.com

Bolivia

In the true style of drug lord Pablo Escobar. An eccentric farm. With a mini zoo included and an artificial beach. These extravagances linked to the mafia are beginning to come to light in Bolivia. So far this term, a dozen drug trafficking cases have shaken the country. And also at least 18 police officers are involved with criminal organizations. …Read more >>
Source: eldeber.com.bo

The Bolivian government of President Luis Arce, at the request of former President Evo Morales, denied the visit of parliamentarians from the Forum of Madrid and Argentina, to former President Jeanine Áñez, imprisoned in a regime prison, for the alleged coup of 2019 .…Read more >>
Source: icndiario.com

Bolivia has just become a net importer of fuels after thirty years of being a net exporter, especially of natural gas to Argentina and Brazil. Gas exports to those countries between January and April, says the Institute of Statistics, produced revenues of 910 million dollars, while imports of gasoline and diesel cost 985 million.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

The acts of violence in the city of Santa Cruz, allegedly linked to drug trafficking activities in that region, continue to add up. The problem goes beyond the specific cases that have occurred and a feeling of insecurity, suspicion and impunity is taking hold that should concern the authorities and Bolivian society as a whole.…Read more >>
Source: la-razon.com

Former President Jeanine Áñez declared that she is a prisoner, and that she is kidnapped by the Government that made the Public Ministry and the Judiciary a “hit man”, because the “political prisoners” are totally and absolutely defenseless”.…Read more >>
Source: elpais.bo

Brazilian

The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said that he will do everything possible so that the former interim president, Jeanine Áñez, receives political asylum in her country, within the framework of the defense of human rights practiced by her government. …Read more >>
Source: lostiempos.com

Chile

PorA well-known survey in Chile revealed that the option of Rejecting the eventual new Constitution for the country stands at 51% of preferences, surpassing Approval by 18 points, which reached only a 33% vote inclination.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Cuba

 

Cuban artists and dissidents Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel Castillo Pérez “Osorbo” were sentenced to 5 and 9 years in prison, respectively, the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Cuba (FGR) reported this Friday…The trial of both artists –considered prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International (AI)– was held on May 30 and 31 in Havana at the Court of the municipality of Marianao.…Read more >>
Source: swissinfo.ch

Ecuador

 

A violent assault on a convoy guarded by soldiers in Ecuador, on Thursday night, left 17 soldiers seriously injured and 3 trucks destroyed, reported the Joint Command of the Armed Forces…The attack took place within the framework of the protests that the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) has been holding for 12 days against the policies of President Guillermo Lasso.…Read more >>
Source: icndiario.com

Coinciding with the recent triumph of Gustavo Petro in Colombia, a wave of protests broke out in Ecuador organized by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities, CONAIE, an organization that is linked to the Sao Paulo Forum…Everything indicates that the Sao Paulo Forum and The Puebla Group does not want to wait for the next elections, but for Guillermo Lasso to hand over power once and for all, to be replaced by some Marxist. Tracing the same script applied in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador itself……Read more >>
Source: gaceta.es

Some protesters turned into vandals and burned police modules and patrols, as well as an agency of the Guayaquil bank -an entity that Lasso presided over in the past-, set fire and broke windows to state buildings and seized hydroelectric plants and oil wells. The 10 initial petitions gradually disappeared in their battle cries and their only objective was clear and evident: to seek the impeachment of President Guillermo Lasso, who was democratically elected a little over a year ago.…Read more >>
Source: diariolasamericas.com

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

 

The judges and courts of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua hand down sentences on falsified facts, violating human rights, premeditatedly suppressing due process, ordering undue arrests and sentencing innocent people to many years in prison to cause fear in the population and subject it to the holders of power. These “crimes against humanity” against innocents in a “defenseless situation” are not the damage of a “politicized justice” but rather victims of the “judicialized dictatorship”, in which the pseudo-judicial power is only a branch of repression and “State terrorism”.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Everything was very civilized. Very Colombian. Very polite. President Iván Duque, whose history will acquit him because he has not put a peso in his pocket, called him, congratulated him and offered to meet him. Álvaro Uribe said something that honors him. It was his first reaction to Petro’s victory on Sunday, June 19, “To defend democracy, it is necessary to abide by it. Gustavo Petro is the president.”…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Former President Álvaro Uribe predicts that “Colombia may have the worst and most dangerous neocommunism in the region, because President Petro is much more intelligent than Chávez, Castillo, Fernández and Ortega,” among other Latin American leaders. We do not doubt that Petro is more talented, shrewd and better structured than those named, but, for that very reason, we do not believe that he can lead his government towards a failed communist model.…Read more >>
Source: intdemocratic.org

Peru

 

82.1% disapprove of the president’s management, while 71% blame him for the rise in the price of gasoline and the basic food basket. Given this, 77% consider that he should resign from the presidency. …Read more >>
Source: expreso.com.pe

After the Supreme Judge Juan Carlos Checkley approved that the National Prosecutor’s Office investigate Pedro Castillo, it was revealed that Zamir Villaverde has videos and photographs of the operators that the president would have used for his alleged criminal organization. However, the businessman cannot access this material from prison.…Read more >>
Source: expreso.com.pe

After almost a year in power, the approval of the President of the Republic Pedro Castillo continues in a serious decline. According to the latest survey by the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP), published by the newspaper La República, 19% of Peruvians support the way his government is leading. Only two points less compared to May when it registered 21%.…Read more >>
Source: infobae.com

Venezuela

 

Surveillance and control of dissidents and the general population is a tradition of any authoritarian regime. This grants them greater power and the ability to go against anyone considered an adversary. They applied it with archaic methods in the former Soviet Union and currently apply it with advanced technological means from Chinese communism to the Venezuelan dictatorship.…Read more >>
Source: panampost.com

The Venezuelan ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, affirmed that the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro has deepened the persecution at all levels by using practices of espionage and criminalization of the opposition transferred from Cuba, Russia and China.…Read more >>
Source: evtv.online