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Jun 19 2021

Peru: What Will be the Nature of a Pedro Castillo Government?

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, originally published at Global Research. As we go to press,  June 11, 2021, the results published by Peru’s National Electoral Processes Office (ONPE) point in favor of Perú Libre’s candidate José Pedro Castillo Terrones against Fuerza Popular’s Keiko Fujimori. Right wing candidate Keiko and daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori (who is currently serving a jail term),  has claimed fraud and has requested “to annul around 200,000 votes”. Uncertainty  prevails. The election observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) which constitutes a de facto mouthpiece of the US administration has “called on authorities to wait …

Jun 17 2021

CopterPack’s Affordable Jet Pack Experience In The Human Flight Boom

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The CopterPack is the solution to those of us who have always wanted to know what to be a drone feels like. Claimed by its developers a ‘manned drone’, a new type of personal aircraft has successfully passed its first test flight in June. Australian company CopterPack claims that the device has only two rotor blades that may lift an adult off the ground. Each rotor has a diameter of about 90 cm. An integrated autopilot can lift its pilot up to 15 meters in the air. The rotors are connected via carbon …

Jun 15 2021

What Do Recent Changes In Chile Mean For Latin America And The World?

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Jhr Cronos. Surely most of you know that in Chile, the recently elected constituent assembly to throw away Pinochet’s constitution will be dominated by independents with a left-leaning tendency, and by left-wing parties. Most do not know, however, that the Communist Party fully entered the constituency and also won the government of several Chilean provinces and cities, including the capital Santiago. On the other hand, a fair number of the constituents are from the center left (former president Bachelet’s group), which could and will try to associate with the right wing parties to defend …

Jun 6 2021

Presidential Election in Peru: Some Claim Apocalypse Is Coming

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Jhr Cronos. After the first round of elections that the author has already talked about here, and where the atomization of the vote and the parties was confirmed, the obvious has happened, that is that the political right and the oligarchy en masse have turned to support Keiko Fujimori and his party Fuerza Popular. Oh? Keiko Fujimori is on trial for money laundering? No matter. Fuerza Popular hosts criminal organizations and money laundering, according to Lava Jato prosecutors in Peru? They do not care. What matters to the dominant groups in Peru is that …

Apr 26 2021

Capitalism is an Environmental Failure, Latin American Leaders Warn

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Alejandra Garcia, originally published at Resumen. “Mother Earth does not belong to us, we are part of her. Savage capitalism has turned life into a big market and has destroyed the essential balance that must exist between nature and human beings,” Bolivia’s President Luis Arce said in commemoration of International Earth Day. Arce pronounced these words during the event that took place in La Paz to mark the date and was attended by government authorities, representatives of social organizations, and Latin American political leaders. They were united by a common purpose: to implement the …

Apr 20 2021

Cuba Gets Its First Ever Non-Castro Leader

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 19th, Cuba marked the end of an era – 60 years of Castro family leadership came to an end. Raul Castro transferred power to the country’s first ever civilian leader – Miguel Diaz-Canel. The final Castro is 89 years old and he handed the position of first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba to Diaz-Canel, who is 60 years old. Diaz-Canel has been president of Cuba since 2018. 19 de Abril, día histórico en que culmina el histórico #8voCongresoPCC. La Generación del Centenario, fundadora y guía del Partido, traspasa responsabilidades. …

Dec 29 2020

Russian Soft Power In Action: Sputnik V Spread In Latin America

Donate Illustrative image Written by Jhr Cronos exclusively for SouthFront In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, the world was launched into accelerated development of a vaccine against the disease. After months of research, some vaccine candidates stood out, including Sputnik V developed by the Russian company Gamaleya. But in reality, the Russian vaccine was largely criticized by the mass media. In Latin America, most of them only reproduced statements of the Western corporate media,  and were satisfied with that. What did they say? Well, it varied. First, they claimed that there were no real studies and papers. It was a lie, …

Dec 29 2020

Is The COVID-19 Vaccine “Trade War” 2020’s Final Farewell?

Donate Click to see full-size image Argentina’s president Alberto Fernandez is getting international flak for buying Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine from Russia, among other companies and countries. In his opinion, his country’s put in a bad spot, since now it needs to consider whether it should buy more of the Russian vaccine, and this amounted to “trade war.” Competitors are eager to “discredit each other,” Fernandez told TV Publica in an interview broadcasted on Monday, adding that the coronavirus vaccine market is worth “tens of billions of dollars.” “A trade war has been unleashed and, as everyone hopes for a …

Jul 25 2020

New Round Of Social Protests in Chile Degenerates Into Violence And Looting

Donate Plaza Italia – rebaptized Plaza de la Dignidad by social movements – scene of one million + demonstrations between November and March, was empty on 23 July Neither the curfew that prohibits free movement in all of Chile nor the total lockdown in force in Santiago since 15 May due to the pandemic were sufficient to prevent the protests that erupted last week following calls on social networks demanding the approval of a pension reform law which is supported by eight out of 10 citizens. According to the police, 28 street barricades and 13 mass lootings followed – at …

Jun 10 2020

Mexican Cartels Assault Security Forces, Clash Among Themselves In Increasingly Bloody Battles

Donate Click to see full-size image On June 9th, Mexican cartels in Michoacan carried out a raid on security forces, killing an undisclosed number of personnel. ZONA DE GUERRA #MICHOACAN IMAGENES ESTAS EMBOSCADAS SE PODRÍAN EVITAR SI TUVIERAN ASIGNADO A PERSONAL DE INTELIGENCIA… AHHH PERO COMO @Luis_R_Bucio Y @AlfonsoDurazo NO LES PAGAN DESDEENEROFEBREROMARZOABRILMAYOJUNIO VIÁTICOS… PREFIEREN QUE SUS ELEMENTOS SE MUERAN… pic.twitter.com/Rz3pMIILmh — TH3PR3D4TH0R Mxx (@fernand17704066) June 10, 2020 Two women were also abducted in Mexico, allegedly by the cartels, however a video suggests that I was actually police officers who carried out the kidnapping, it is still likely funded by …

Jun 8 2020

Mexican Cartels Are Entirely Spinning Out of Control: Photos, Videos

Donate Click to see full-size image On June 7th, in Mexico clashes took place between Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) of Los Zetas and Cártel del Golfo (the Gulf Cartel, CDG) in the town of Comales, Camargo municipality, Tamaulipas. The clashes involved the CDN which attacked the town with upwards of 20 armored technical vehicles, outnumbering the CDG whose members begin fleeing. Meanwhile, cartel violence appears to be growing even further and crime gangs are roaming the streets, while the local police can do little to counter any of their activities. Diariamente en las carreteras del país a esto se exponen …

May 26 2020

Brazil. Almost 100 Officers Publish Letter Warning Of Civil War

Donate Click to see the full-size image A letter signed by almost 100 military personnel of the Army’s reserve forces (the vast majority colonels who graduated from the military academy in the early 1970’s) was sent to the head of the Office of Institutional Security (GSI – responsible for the national intelligence agency), General Augusto Heleno, in which they warned of the imminent risk of ‘civil war’ in Brazil and expressed their absolute support for and loyalty to their former commander. According to a report published by Resumen Latinoamericano on 24 May, the letter was first reported at the UOL …

May 23 2020

Brazil: Recent Political Developments – Pressure Continues To Build Against Bolsonaro

Donate Click to see the full-size image Legal and political pressure is building on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is facing increasing calls for his impeachment by the Congress or indictment by the courts. Several formal petitions and procedures have already been initiated. Although the president can still count on the active support of his core constituency (accounting for around 30% of Brazilians), and it seems that many of the larger political parties in the Congress remain reluctant to instigate impeachment proceedings, the proportion of Brazilians who disapprove of his presidency has risen steadily and is now over 50% and …

May 20 2020

Social Protest Returns To The Streets In Argentina

Donate Click to see the full-size image Social protesters have returned to the streets in Argentina in the first major organized social/ political manifestation in Latin America since the quarantine measures were introduced in March (there have been numerous spontaneous mass violations of quarantine measures but these were not organized demonstrations, rather people on the verge of starvation seeking food, water and other essential items). Mass protests had been a regular occurrence in many countries in the region during the second half of 2019 and the first months of 2020, however this ended as the quarantine measures were introduced. Chile …

May 12 2020

Recent developments in Brazil: Part I – Regional Politics and International Relations

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for SouthFront After enjoying a period of relative inattention and neglect as the overlords of the US were occupied elsewhere, the countries of Latin America have been overwhelmed by the renewed onslaught of the neo-colonial US empire, determined to reclaim control over its ‘backyard’ following almost two decades of successive gains by populist national and regional independence movements that swept through the region and succeeding in breaking the shackles of the US’ political, economic, technological and cultural hegemony that prevailed throughout the Cold War and became even more …

Apr 9 2020

Latin America’s ‘Pearl Harbour Event’? Forces of Oppression and Resistance Intensify Across the Region as the Multiple Crises Deepen

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for SouthFront With the relatively recent arrival of the ‘Coronavirus’ to the region, the chronic failure of neoliberal economic and social planning and development models and strategies to reduce poverty and provide sustainable and equitable, or even remotely viable, development paths has surpassed critical levels. The severe inequalities in wealth, land ownership, political representation and economic opportunities which have been endemic throughout the evolution and development of almost all countries in the region have arrived to extremes of historic proportions. The dramatic impact of the virus on political, …

Feb 20 2020

Four Months After the Revolt in Chile: Repression, Resistance and Struggle Continues

Donate Click to see full-size image Originally appeared  at Resumen Latinoamericano and written by Carlos Aznárez, translation North America bureau They have not been able to cope with this stubborn and brave people who for four months have not only gone out into the squares by the thousands but have also changed their names to beautiful words like “Dignity” and “Revolution”. It has torn down monuments of conquerors and traitors who were their disciples, it has suffered wounds in the eyes of many young people who had opened them up to look at their enemies, it has added thousands of …