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What’s Left in Nicaragua After Ortega

by Roger Harris

Before the violence that started mid-April, Nicaragua had been the most peaceful, safest, and by far the most progressive country in Central America. Now that a semblance of peace has been restored in Nicaragua, the US government continues its campaign for regime change joined by some who formerly supported Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party. While much has been written for and against Ortega, what might replace him were he to leave is less well fleshed out. Latin Americanist academics Dan La Botz and Benjamin Waddell, both
with extensive experience in and knowledge of Nicaragua, give us some insights into what might be expected were the opposition to take over.

Evo Morales dénonce les attaques de la droite bolivienne

La Paz, 2 juillet (PL) Le président de la Bolivie, Evo Morales, a dénoncé aujourd’hui le véritable objectif derrière les attaques de l’aile droite du pays : conspirer et discréditer le gouvernement, principalement son leader indigène.

Les défenseurs du 21F (refus de remettre Morales aux élections) ne sont pas des groupes de citoyens, mais des politiciens de droite déguisés en citoyens qui ont pour seul objectif de collusion et de discréditer le gouvernement et surtout le président indigène, a-t-il dit lors d’une conférence de presse.

Spain | Spain lifts financial controls on Catalonia, rules out referendum

Spain’s new Socialist government said on Friday it would lift financial controls on Catalonia as a “gesture of normalisation” towards the separatist-minded region, but insisted an independence referendum was still “out of the question.”

Italy | Call on a possible Five-Star / Lega govt: Don’t act like Tsipras!

Rome May 10

After two months of uncertainty and hesitancy (whose responsibilities also fall on the shoulders of Salvini and Di Maio) it seems that this government takes life. It is not born under a good star, nevertheless better this way. We’ll see if Di Maio and Salvini will find a firm agreement.

Greece | Left forces in Athens conclude capitalism entered the epoch of barbarity

On May 26-28, 4 Euro-Mediterranean workers’ conference of the left forces was held in Athens, organized by the Balkan Socialist Center Christian Rakovsky. The conference was held under the slogan “Against Capitalism, War, Fascism”.
Representatives of the left and communist organizations of Greece, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Macedonia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Finland, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Palestine, South Africa and other countries attended the Conference. More than 80 delegates took part in the conference. Attention of the conference participants was focused on the problems of the general crisis of capitalism, whose numerous manifestations, according to the speakers, can be observed in modern conditions in all continents.