Alicia Alonso, Cuba’s Ballet Legend, Dies at Age 98

Alicia Alonso led the Cuba’s arts program under Fidel Castro’s communist rule. Photo credit: Jose Goitia / Associated Press 2000 Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, who achieved global acclaim in the 1940s and went on to run the internationally renowned National Ballet of Cuba for decades, died on Thursday at age 98, local media said. “Alicia …

BLF salutes Kais Saied on winning the 2019 Tunisian presidential election

Photo credit: The Business Times By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website: Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates Kaïs Saied, on winning the Tunisian presidential election runoff by an impressive 70% of the vote. We note that the failing Tunisian economy was a key factor …

Haiti: uprising heightens to end IMF measures & force President Moïse’s resignation

Photo credit: omegaworldnews By BO Staff Writer On Sunday thousands of protesters, led by Haitian musicians, marched in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, demanding the resignation of President Moïse. The march started in front of the Rex Theater in Champ de Mars, near the National Palace, and proceeded to Petion-Ville in close proximity to Moïse’s residence. Since …

BLF applauds Ecuadorean people for revoking Decree 883

Photo credit: The Observers By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website: Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates the people of Ecuador in their victory over the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which repealed Decree 883 and thereby reversed the elimination of the fuel subsidy together with …

Neoliberalism, Hell No!

Venezuela stands in solidarity with the people of Ecuador against the IMF neoliberal austerity measures. Photo credit: venezuelanalysis By Elias Jaua Recent events these past weeks leave no doubt that the people are very wise. The strong popular rejection of [Mauricio] Macri’s government and its policies in Argentina (1); the institutional crisis in Peru (2); …

Venezuela Denies Guatemalan President-Elect Entrance, Congratulates Ecuadorian People on IMF Defeat

Guatemalan President-Elect Alejandro Giammattei. Photo credit: Luis Echeverría / Reuters By Paul Dobson Venezuela’s authorities denied Guatemala’s president-elect entrance at Caracas’ Simon Bolivar International Airport on Saturday (12 October 2019). Conservative politician Alejandro Giammattei was due to hold a series of events with Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido. He won 58 percent of the …

Ecuador: deal reached to revoke Decree 883, drop IMF measures, stop strike

Photo Credit: telesurenglish By BO Staff Writer A deal has been reached during the United Nations backed talks on Sunday between the government of President Lenín Moreno and the Ecuadorean Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie) to cancel Decree 883, drop IMF measures, and discontinue with the national strike. Moreover there was agreement to set up a …

Ecuador’s president Moreno hands security controls over to military

Photo credit: Durango Herald By BO Staff Writer The Moreno led government of Ecuador has given the country’s security controls to the military and police until 15h00 today at which time a decision will be made on how long that situation should prevail. More specifically a presidential decree was issued handing over to the military …