2019 Latin America in Review: Year of the Revolt of the the Dispossessed

Photo credit: DW.com By Roger Harris Council on Hemispheric Relations From Corte Madera, California December 13, 2019 A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio Grande are the empire’s “backyard.” Yet 2019 was a …

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 …