On November 7th, the people of Nicaragua will go to the polls to reaffirm the commitment to their revolutionary democratic project, a project that began in 1979 when the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) defeated a vicious, neocolonial, gangster regime of Anastasio Somoza that was put in power by the United States. Under the leadership of the FSLN, the people of Nicaragua were able to finally control their own history and destiny. However, U.S. imperialism was not going to respect the wishes of the people. Under the neofascist president Ronald Reagan, the U.S. launched a brutal war of aggression, part . . .
U.S. attack on Nicaragua targets its Black community. There is a page in the playbook for U.S. imperialist regime change in Latin America that includes exploiting the identity politics of Blackness. A recent example was the unrest in Cuba a month ago that included a sophisticated attempt to paint the Cuban revolution, its government, and anyone in solidarity with it, as ignoring the interests of Afro-Cubans. The legitimacy of neoliberalism or late-stage capitalism is so wounded that the socialist examples in the Latin American “Axis of Decolonization” (Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua) have to be regarded as even greater threats. . . .
We need to demand an international investigation and a Honduran one with the resources demanded by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The people of Triunfo de la Cruz have seized a portion of the CA13 highway to demand this. This in from Miriam Miranda’s OFRANEH Twitter, 7/20/2020: “Alert !!, we have ben informed that vehicles with heavily armed people are entering the community of Triunfo de la Cruz at night, they are generating terror. The Court’s ruling establishes that the state must guarantee the peace and security of the community. Compliance NOW!” Miriam Miranda – . . .