How Much Socialism Will US and Peru Allies Allow?

Peru Finally Gets its First Socialist President, Pedro Castillo

Free Peru supporters show their glee during the victory announcement of their candidates. Foto: John Reyes / La República   Peru’s National Electoral Jury (JNE) finally announced, July 19, socialists Pedro Castillo, 51, and running mate, attorney Dina Boluarte, 58, of the Free Peru party as the presidential and vice-presidential just nine days prior to …

The grand bi-partisan scheme to privatize Medicare

Medicare Advantage is No Advantage

(This article was funded by paired assignments and a joint publishing agreement with Counterpunch.org and Tarbell.org.  It was inspired by a suggestion from Ralph Nader.)   When you want to know if the US government, or the political party in charge, is pulling a fast one on the public, look at the name they give …

Wall Street/Pentagon/CIA Will Be Watching:

Socialist Pedro Castillo is Peru’s New President (Update: despite right-wing denial)

  Free Peru presidential candidate. Pedro Castillo dio un mitin en el distrito de Socota, en Cajamarca antes de viajar a Cutervo. Foto: Aldair Mejia/La República. (UPDATE, June 17) On the tenth day of counting 18,856,616 ballots, teacher-unionist-socialist Pedro Castillo, 51, Free Peru party candidate, has won the presidential election by 44,058 votes. He had …

Will the U.S. allow a socialist president in Peru?

Peru Election: Close Race Between Left and Right

Pedro Castillo, Peru left candidate at rally. El Nacional newspaper photo. Peru’s election pits two extremely opposite candidates against one another, uncannily similar to Ecuador’s election on April 11. Nearly at the last minute, the millionaire conservative Guillermo Lasso, former banker and Coca Cola director, won the run-off election over socialistic candidate Andres Arauz, 52.5% …

Victory for capitalism and US domination:

Right-Winger Wins Surprise Presidential Victory in Ecuador Run-off

Guillermo Lasso, presidente electo del Ecuador; Andrés Arauz acepta su derrota y felicita a su contrincante | Política | Noticias | El Universo Guillermos Lasso (c) won the Ecuadorian presidential election.  Surprisingly, Guillermo Lasso, former banker and Coca Cola Ecuadorian director, won the run-off election over socialistic candidate Andres Arauz, 52.5% to 47.5%. Guillermo Lasso …

U.S.-Denmark Ignore Sputnik V Solution

AstraZeneca Corona Vaccine in Trouble: Russia Could Help

Creative Commons photo T’is better to die than imbibe the enemy’s cure for Covid-19. Russiaphobia lives well in vassal state Denmark. Spuntik V be damned. [FLASH: U.S. report “Combating malign influences in the Americas… Office of Global Affairs “used diplomatic relations in the Americas region to mitigate efforts by states, including Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia…dissuade …

Once there was Rural Electrification, now we need rural Postal Service banks

Democrats Have a Huge Opportunity to Expand their Base and They’re Ignoring It

  Check out the map of so-called Red and Blue states, and also note how in the Red states, most Blue voters are jammed into more densely populated urban centers while the rural counties are almost  uniformly Red, ie: Republican. Now consider how important the Postal Service is in all that vast stretch of right-wing …

Dangerous Identity Politics + Capital in Divide and Conquer Maneuvers

Ecuador Socialist Party Takes First Round in Elections

    Continuous resistance in October 2019 forced Lenin Moreno government to restore fuel subsidies. Photo Alejandro Ramirez Anderson. How Some Cubans Experienced the Recent Protests in Ecuador – Havana Times Rafael Correa’s-backed presidential candidate, Andres Arauz, won first place, 32.7%, on the first round of national elections, February 7. Arauz is the first presidential …

Will this be maintainable?

Icelanders: Most Peaceful and Politically Conscious of People

    Iceland nature. Creative Commons Photo. Shots were fired at a politician’s property recently for the first time in Icelandic folk’s memory. During the weekend of January 21-2, bullets from a .22 pistol were fired into Reykjavik Mayor Dagur B Eggertsson’s car and his office. He was not present in either occasion. Two men …

US-backed coup government ousted peacefully

Bolivia’s First Three Months of Pro-Socialist Electoral Victory

New Vice-president David Choquehunaca (l) and President Luis Arce  Communtarian-indigenous based Movement toward Socialism (MAS) returned to power in a landslide election victory, October 18, 2020, thus ousting the rightest coup government backed by the U.S. (1) This is some of first quarter developments? Luis Arce, President Evo Morales’ (2006-2019) minister of economy and public …