Categories Colombia

ELN Peace Delegation: “The future of Colombia is not war”

After Iván Duque took office, the Peace Talks between the government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) were in a state of uncertainty. This increased on January 17, after the insurgency took responsibility for the events at the General Santander Cadet School.

Brasil de Fato, Ecuador Today, Resumen Latinoamericano, Colombia Informa and Peoples Dispatch carried out an exclusive interview to the ELN Peace Delegation in Havana, Cuba.

The first part of the interview is focused on the state of the Dialogues and the Delegation in Cuba, as well as the actions taken by the Colombian government and the will for peace of the insurgency.

Categories Venezuela
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Explained: War on Venezuela (Part 1)

In this first episode of a three-part explainer series on the international war on Venezuela, Peoples Dispatch will take a look at the sanctions that have been imposed on the country and the debilitating impact these measures have on the lives of the people.

Also read: Dossier 17: Venezuela and Hybrid Wars in Latin America by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

(Editing & Production: Surangya | Script: Surangya & Zoe | Camera: Chandan, Mohit & Saurav)

Categories Brazil

João Pedro Stedile of the MST on Bolsonaro, mobilizations and freeing …

Today tens of thousands of workers in Brazil will take the streets in a national general strike against the pension reform proposed by the government of far-right Jair Bolsonaro. To learn about the current context in Brazil today and the importance of these mobilizations we spoke to João Pedro Stedile of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement about Bolsonaro’s attacks on the working class and the need now more than ever to mobilize the masses. He also reaffirms the call to fight for the freedom of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Categories Brazil

How Brazil’s elite conspired to put Lula in jail

Peoples Dispatch looks into the recent exposé published by The Intercept which reveals the bias and political motivation of the Brazilian judiciary during the prosecution of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The prosecution team of Operation Car Wash had close links to the Judge overseeing the case, Sérgio Moro, who gave them tips and advice. The exposé also reveals how one of the driving forces of the Car Wash task force was to prevent a return of Lula’s Workers’ Party (PT) to power.