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Venezuela Defends Itself with Dignity at the Organization of American States (OAS)

Delcy Rodriguez, Foreign Minister of Venezuela

Statement from the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity.

March 27 and 28 will be days remembered in history because of the battle waged by Bolivarian Venezuela at the Organization of American States (OAS) in defense of their dignity and sovereignty.

Since its establishment the nefarious OAS has conspired against the independence of the people of Latin America. Through its legacy of interventions and coups and because of its silence and shady complicity, the OAS is also responsible for the crimes, disappearances and torture of more than 250 thousand Latin Americans.

And now the OAS allows Luis Almagro, a mediocre agent of Washington, to function as its Secretary. The same individual who stood by rightist Marco Rubio this week as he threatened to remove U.S. assistance to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and El Salvador if they did not vote for the suspension of Venezuela from the OAS. What does it say about this organization that allows someone to hold the position

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In Defense of Venezuela’s Sovereignty

THE NETWORK OF INTELLECTUALS, ARTISTS, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN DEFENSE OF HUMANITY CONDEMNS THE REUSE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS) AS AN ADMINISTRATING  AGENT AND REQUESTS THE REMOVAL OF ITS GENERAL SECRETARY

“In the development of the strategy of the United States, we assume that we must maintain our pre-established impartial leadership role in the OAS. This means limiting the visibility of the U.S. in the OAS, while playing our role behind the scenes as much as possible. We must encourage Latin Americans to take the initiative but, if necessary, make suggestions to them to take up our own initiatives based on all issues of importance to us.”

Confidential report by the Interagency Working Group on Chile, formed by order of Richard Nixon to design proposals for sanctions and pressure aimed at overthrowing President Allende

It is known by all of us, and has been proven historically time and again, that since the United States was formed as an independent nation it has been intent on domination over the rest of the Americas. It unilaterally operates only out of consideration and assurance of their vital interests.

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The Second Electoral Round in Ecuador, a World-wide Manifesto

We the men and women of the Americas know full well that on April 2 Ecuador will be facing a decisive electoral battle. We know that there is a lot at stake because the result of this election will determine whether Ecuador will be able to continue on the path they initiated 10 years ago or return without glory to the previous years known as the holiday for the banks and the foreseeable economic meltdown, social disintegration, political instability and violence that will follow.

The outcome of this battle will also determine a lot about the future of the region and its direction. And it would be no exaggeration to say that a defeat of the neo liberal conservative restoration project in Ecuador would also serve as a signal to several European countries in demonstrating that there is an alternative formula to get them out of their crisis other than the fascist and xenophobic right.It wouldn’t make sense to stop at the remarkable achievements made in Ecuador in the last decade.

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Marco Rubio Attempts to Bribe Countries to Attack Venezuela

By  Sergio Alejandro Gómez  on March 30, 2017

Rubio directly threatened the governments of the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Haiti, and in an interview with El Nuevo Herald, stating that the vote of these countries at the meeting on Venezuela of the OAS Permanent Council could have repercussions on economic assistance provided by the United States

Certain politicians strolling through the U.S. Capitol in Washington – the first bricks of which were laid at the time of the Haitian Revolution – still believe that Latin America and the Caribbean is the backyard that the United States must “put in order” from time to time.

One such advocate of this obsolete U.S. ideology today is Marco Rubio, a legislator with Latin American roots, whose Cuban parents migrated to the United States in 1956 – when Fidel was still organizing the Revolution in Mexico – although he has insisted on embellishing his biography, assuring that his family “fled Communism.”

Devoted to demolishing by any means the bridges that have been built between Washington and Havana over the last few years, it is no coincidence that Venezuela is another obsession of this Senator from the state of Florida.

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Statement of the Network in Defense of Humanity Concerning the Illegal Detention of Bolivians by Chile

The Network of Intellectuals, Artists, and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity condemns the illegal detention of 9 Bolivian civil servants, 7 custom officials and 2 members of the Armed Forces, by the Chilean national police force (carabineros) while they were performing their duties in the fight against smuggling on the border between Bolivia and Chile.

This kidnapping suspiciously occurred just hours before the Bolivian demand was presented before the International Court of Justice in The Hague for its claim for maritime access. The detentions can only be seen as a provocation seeking to cover the just claim by Bolivia for an exit to the sea that is well within their sovereign rights. The claim is based on the 400 kilometeres of coastline rich in natural resources that was stolen in an invasion led by the Chilean government and the transnational corporate elite. This event also took place to cover up numerous scandals shaking Chilean politics and being defended by a diplomacy that is falling to apart.

The Government of Chile, with its vocation of aggression against Bolivia, continues to prove to be a bad neighbor.

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Large Marches in Argentina Remember Dictatorship, Protest Macri

March 24, 2017

Tens of thousands were killed or disappeared during Argentina’s Dirty War.

Argentines took part in marches on Friday to commemorate the 41st anniversary of a military coup which started the country’s brutal dictatorship. In the National Day of Memory for Truth, many remembered victims of the dictatorship and denounced the human rights setbacks under right-wing President Mauricio Macri’s administration.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to fill the streets and remember victims of successive military dictatorships which started in 1976, when Jorge Rafael Videla came to power in a coup against left-wing President Isabel Peron. The military dictatorship ended in 1983.

Victim and survivor organizations such as Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, Relatives of Disappeared and Arrested for Political Reasons and HIJOS were at the forefront of the memorial and critical of the Macri government’s indifference toward remembering the dictatorship, as he previously stated that he would not pursue trials against those involved in dictatorship-era crimes because it was a task for the country’s court system.

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