Venezuela’s permanent representative at the United Nations (UN) Jorge Valero has strongly criticised what he described as the “expansionist policies” of Israel and lambasted the international organization for not taking a stronger stance against Israel’s continued subjugation of the Palestinian people.
Given the recent events in Paraguay, where the opposition senate has brought impeachment proceedings against leftist president, Fernando Lugo, ALBA countries have issued a statement requesting that USAID be expelled from member countries for interfering with national sovereignty.
By Pablo Navarrete - New Left Project, May 14th 2012
In January 2011 more than 600 (mostly young) people packed into a central London venue to hear speakers ranging from Tariq Ali to Hanan Chehata discuss ‘What is Imperialism?’ My friend Jody McIntyre, who also spoke, later explained why he had helped organise the event. It was “to bring together young people from all sections of society, to discuss and educate ourselves on one of humanity’s biggest enemies: Imperialism.”
The Organization of American States’ (OAS) VI Summit of the Americas, held 14 – 15 April in Cartagena, Colombia, closed on Sunday without the signing of a final declaration, with issues such as Cuba’s inclusion in future summits and Argentina’s claim to the Malvinas (Falklands) islands leaving the United States and Canada unable to reach a consensus with other Latin American and the Caribbean nations.
By Rachael Boothroyd for Correo del Orinoco International, Feb 6th 2012
In a bid to secure the Cuban and Venezuelan expat vote in Florida last week, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich managed to conjure up the kind of anti-leftist propaganda that wouldn’t have been out of place in one of Ronald Reagan’s anti-Soviet Union speeches.