Nicaragua

US Gov’t Regime Change Machine Exacerbates Nicaragua’s Violent Protests

June 23, 2018

As Nicaragua’s leftist government faces a violent right-wing insurgency, journalist Max Blumenthal discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton how the regime change machinery bankrolled by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy boasted of “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against President Daniel Ortega

Nicaraguan Negotiations Suspended: A Return to Violence?

June 19, 2018
Following two months of protests and an estimated 170 dead, the violence briefly subsided, as opposition-government negotiations tried to resolve the situation. The opposition now says the government is reneging on commitments and will abandon negotiations. What led to this crisis and where will it go from here? We discuss the situation with Trevor Evans and Camilo Mejia

Trump’s Cancellation of Hondurans’ TPS Sends them into a ‘Very Dangerous Situation’

May 8, 2018

Over 50,000 Hondurans, plus their over 50,000 US-born children will face a very difficult choice of returning to one of Latin America’s most violent and poorest countries or becoming undocumented immigrants in the US, says Amnesty International’s Marselha Gonçalves Margerin

US Interventions in Latin America Continue and Intensify

US Interventions in Latin America Continue and Intensify

May 6, 2018

Most US citizens don’t realize it, but the US government has continued and even intensified its regime change agenda in Latin America and successfully helped reverse the so-called “pink tide” of left-of-center governments over the past ten years, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

‘Tense and Complicated’ Situation Prevails in Nicaragua After Anti-Government Protests

April 27, 2018

Following almost a week of often violent protests that left over 20 dead, the government of Daniel Ortega is now trying to negotiate with opposition forces and gave in to some of their demands. But the US is in the background to take advantage of the unrest, says John Kotula of NicaNotes

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but 'Lack Working Class Leadership'

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but ‘Lack Working Class Leadership’

April 24, 2018

Several days of protests and street battles with the police in Nicaragua over a social security reform left many dead and wounded. Nicaragua analyst Dan La Botz argues the government is to blame, for having set up an authoritarian system that has led to many grievances

Trump Administration Ends Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans

January 9, 2018

Salvadorans who have lived in the U.S. for decades under Temporary Protected Status now have 18 months to leave the country. Prof. Leisy Abrego of UCLA says the news is devastating for Salvadorans, but they have hope that Congress will intervene before time runs out

Past is present in Latin America

January 2, 2017
The second part of our look at how governments shifted to the right in Latin America in 2016, imposing neoliberal economics in amidst high dissatisfaction with government