Peru Gets Its First Socialist President, Pedro Castillo

Peru Gets Its First Socialist President, Pedro Castillo

The new government—led by teacher, unionist and peasant farmer Castillo—is expected to make many social and economic reforms in keeping with their promises of putting the people before profiteering, and domination by the United States. Socialists Pedro Castillo, 51, and Dina Boluarte, 58, belatedly were announced Peru’s president and vice-president by Peru’s National Electoral Jury,…

Peru General Election Campaign: Tight Race Between Left and Right

Peru General Election Campaign: Tight Race Between Left and Right

While there is no “indigenous identity” third candidate in Peru’s June 6 run-off, the two candidates remaining are as far apart as Lasso and Arauz. The winner will assume the presidency on July 28. The current election in Peru between two extremely opposite candidates is uncannily similar to Ecuador’s on April 11. Nearly at the…

Israel’s Genocide Advisers and Technicians Return to Latin America in Force

Israel’s Genocide Advisers and Technicians Return to Latin America in Force

With the ouster of progressive governments throughout Latin America and their replacement with right-wing neo-fascist regimes, Israeli counter-insurgency advisers, better known as “merchants of death,” have returned to Latin America with fervor. Fascist-oriented regimes in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, Paraguay, Guatemala, and Chile, eager to displace indigenous peoples, have invited the Israelis back…

South America’s “Prosur” Is a Pivotal Component of “Fortress America”

South America’s “Prosur” Is a Pivotal Component of “Fortress America”

Last week the leaders of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru created the so-called “Forum for the Progress of South America”, or “Prosur”, in what many observers understood to be a replacement for the ailing and internally divided mid-2000s “Pink Tide” bloc of Unasur that formerly united the continent with its leftist and progressive…

The Venezuelan Migrant Crisis Is Leading to the Revival of “Gran Colombia”

The Venezuelan Migrant Crisis Is Leading to the Revival of “Gran Colombia”

The Venezuelan Migrant Crisis has been regionally politicized and is now at risk of being militarily and strategically exploited by the US. Long-simmering tensions finally exploded in a Brazilian border town after four Venezuelans robbed, beat, and stabbed a restaurant owner before the locals violently drove hundreds of them back to their country, which dangerously…