Colombia: Defense Minister resigns amid accusations disguising killings of minors as FARC soldiers

Photo credit: REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez By BO Staff Writer On Wednesday Guillermo Botero, Colombia’s defense minister, resigned amid accusations by Sen. Roy Barreras of his failure to disclose the killing of seven minors by the Colombian Army on 2 September in the Caqueta region. More specifically, Botero was alleged to have falsely presented the minors as …

Resolution denouncing US blockade on Cuba to be voted on today by UN

Photo credit: Anadolu Agency By BO Staff Writer Today, Cuba will be requesting the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to vote on a resolution denouncing the economic, financial and trade embargo which the U.S. has imposed on it for over 6 decades now. An outright majority of UNGA member countries are expected to vote in …

Haiti: opposition calls for intensification of protests to remove President Moise

Image credit: REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares By BO Staff Writer The following report was previously published on the telesurenglish website: Haiti reached this Monday its eighth week of mass protests against president Jovenel Moise and his administration; with the country’s economic and political activities totally paralyzed since mid-September in response to fuel shortages and government corruption …

Bolivia post elections update: Argentina’s President denounces rejection of Morales’ victory

Photo credit: teleSUR By BO Staff Writer On Saturday Argentinian President Alberto Fernández, remonstrated the non acknowledgement of the victory of Bolivian President, Evo Morales, whose legacy of the country’s economic transformation is unprecedented. Fernández‘s denouncement follows the calls by the opposition of a second electoral round in Bolivia by the Organization of American States’ …

Anti-Imperialist Solidarity meeting against U.S blockade on Cuba in session in Havana

Photo credit: telesurenglish By BO Staff Writer The “Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism” is currently underway at the Convention Center in Havana. The event, which spans over three days, started on Friday and is attended by over 1000 delegates representing 80 countries. It is in furtherance of internationalist solidarity with Cuba against …

BLF congratulates Alberto Fernández on winning Argentina’s Presidency

Photo credit: Irish Times By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website: Black First Land First (BLF) joins the rest of the progressive world in congratulating the Argentinian people, the elected president, Alberto Fernandez, and Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on their victory in the …

Chile: over 100,000 march against neoliberalism

Photo credit: greanvillepost By BO Staff Writer On Sunday the Chilean masses marched in their thousands towards congress against the neo liberal policies of the government led by President Sebastian Piñera. The march, said to be the biggest since the uprising started, was attended by over 100,000 protesters. Many demonstrators were met with police and army …

The real reason for the U.S. intervention near oil fields in eastern Syria

Photo credit: telesurtv By BO Staff Writer The recent U.S. decision to increase the presence of its troops near the oil fields in eastern Syria so as to allegedly deny the Islamic State access to the oil  is “international state banditry” under the guise of security concerns, according to the Russian ministry of defence . Moreover it is driven by a desire to protect oil smugglers and not by real security …

BLF congratulates Masisi and BDP on winning Botswana elections

Photo credit: AFP / Michele Spatari By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website: Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), for obtaining the majority vote of over 51% during the elections this week. We further salute Mokgweetsi Masisi on winning the …