Elections in Argentina, first impressions of a great victory that give hope to the whole region

by Manuel Bertoldi

People’s World | August 16, 2019

Protesters mobilize against the government of Mauricio Macri on Wednsday August 16. Photo: Resumen Latinoamericano

On August 11, the primary elections or the primary, open, simultaneous and mandatory elections (PASO) were held in Argentina, in which all parties introduced their potential candidates who are going to run in the general elections in October. These potential candidates are chosen internally within the parties and then in the primary elections where they have to obtain at least 1.5% of the votes in order to be final candidates. These elections serve as an accurate survey, weeks before the final election.

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Macri defeated in primary elections in Argentina

by Tanya Wadhwa

People’s Dispatch | August 12, 2019

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Alberto Fernández celebrate their victory in the primary elections in Argentina.

The primary elections, also known as the primary, open, simultaneous and mandatory (PASO), were held in Argentina on August 11. Alberto Fernández of the Frente de Todos -a coalition of the center-left parties- emerged as the winner of the election with 47.22% of the votes, defeating the current right-wing president Mauricio Macri with a margin of 15%. Macri of the Juntos por el Cambio (formerly known as Cambiemos) secured the second place with 32.36% of the votes.Read More »

São Paulo Forum: Venezuelan and Cuban presidents call for unity against U.S. imperialism

by Steve Sweeney

People’s World | July 30, 2019

São Paulo Forum: Venezuelan and Cuban presidents call for unity against U.S. imperialism

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, smiles with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro during the closing ceremony of the Sao Paulo Forum at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 28, 2019. | Ariana Cubillos / AP

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was joined by his Cuban counterpart Miguel Díaz-Canel Sunday as they issued a rallying cry for regional unity “to confront the onslaught of U.S. imperialism.”

The pair were among the speakers at the closing ceremony of the 25th Sao Paolo Forum in Caracas, which coincided with celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the birth of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died in 2013.

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Nicaragua’s success pains imperialism

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Granma | July 22, 2019

FOTO: misiones.minrex.gob.cu

Cuban First Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa, participated July 19 in the national commemoration of the Sandinista Revolution’s 40th anniversary, in Managua, Nicaragua, stating that the triumph of the Sandinistas represents a victory against foreign intervention in the nation, and reaffirming the willingness of our peoples to struggle and resist imperialism.Read More »

Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court

teleSUR | July 09, 2019

Former commander of Colombia's Marxist Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) Jesus Santrich dresses a scarf of Colombian Atletico Junior soccer team in a plenary session at the congress in Bogota

Former commander of Colombia’s Marxist Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) Jesus Santrich dresses a scarf of Colombian Atletico Junior soccer team in a plenary session at the congress in Bogota | Photo: Reuters

FARC political party of Colombia says it is committed to the nation’s peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich fails to show at Supreme Court. 

The People’s Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation’s 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing.

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Guatemala: Center-Left Sandra Torres Wins 1st-Round Vote, Goes to 2nd Round

teleSUR | June 17, 2019

Sandra Torres, presidential candidate for the National Unity of Hope (UNE) talks to the media following the first round of presidential election, at the official voting result center in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 17, 2019.

Sandra Torres, presidential candidate for the National Unity of Hope (UNE) talks to the media following the first round of presidential election, at the official voting result center in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 17, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Nevertheless, the former first lady has high negative ratings and may struggle to win a direct runoff if supporters of the many right-of-center candidates unite against her.

Guatemala’s presidential election was headed for a runoff as results Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lead but far short of the outright majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival.

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Bolivia: Evo Rips Critics ‘Installed by Coups, Military Dictatorships, and Plan Condor’

teleSUR | June 11, 2019

Bolivian President Evo Morales
Bolivian President Evo Morales | Photo: EFE

Evo Morales pushes back against 21 former Ibero-American presidents who are pushing for the OAS to intervene in his presidential run.

As  Ibero American ex-presidents should sic the international guard dogs on each other before attacking Bolivian President Evo Morales’s 2019 presidential campaign, Morales said Tuesday in response to critics.

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