Latin America & Caribbean

Venezuela's Parallel Ambassador Seated at OAS as Activists Defend Embassy

Venezuela’s Parallel Ambassador Seated at OAS as Activists Defend Embassy

April 24, 2019

The Organization of American States allowed the ambassador of Venezuela’s self-declared president to participate in his first meeting. The move could signal an attempt to take over Venezuela’s embassy in DC, which activists are defending

'Mafioso Capitalism' and the Suicide of Peru's President

‘Mafioso Capitalism’ and the Suicide of Peru’s President

April 23, 2019

Prof. Gerardo Renique discusses the three other ex-presidents already in jail over the Odebrecht scandal, and Alan Garcia’s death, just as he was about to be arrested for corruption

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History - Jay and Curry

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and Curry

April 21, 2019

The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman

Cut Military Aid, Not Humanitarian Aid, to Reduce Refugee Numbers

Cut Military Aid, Not Humanitarian Aid, to Reduce Refugee Numbers

April 19, 2019

Trump’s announcement to cut humanitarian aid to Central America will not have much effect. It’s the military aid that reinforces brutality in Guatemala and Honduras, says Prof. Adrienne Pine

Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela

Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela

April 19, 2019

The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region

US 'Tightens Noose' on Cuba

US ‘Tightens Noose’ on Cuba

April 18, 2019

Sec. of State Pompeo announced that Cuban Americans and US citizens who lost property after Cuba’s 1959 revolution can now sue companies that have benefitted from this property. This represents an important intensification of sanctions on Cuba, says Jeb Sprague

Unprecedented US Efforts to Expel Venezuela's Representative to the UN

Unprecedented US Efforts to Expel Venezuela’s Representative to the UN

April 17, 2019

In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration, under VP Pence, is making an all-out effort to have the UN expel Venezuela’s ambassador to the UN

Special Report: Haitian Resistance is Rising; US Complicity in Atrocities (Pt 2/2)

Special Report: Haiti

April 16, 2019
An unknown number of Haitians were killed, raped, and burned alive in La Saline, Haiti, the home of African Diaspora liberation. Margaret Prescod talks about what she found
Arab Spring Arrives Late in Algeria: New Elections Called

Arab Spring Arrives Late in Algeria: New Elections Called

April 14, 2019

Baba Aye discusses the protests in Algeria, the colonial legacy that still shapes the country’s politics today, and the decision of independence hero Bouteflika to step down