Ramona Wadi is an independent researcher, freelance journalist, book reviewer and blogger. Her writing covers a range of themes in relation to Palestine, Chile and Latin America.
While the current interference in Latin America may be constructed as a strategy to isolate Cuba further, imperialism is missing the point – revolutions are made by the people and the U.S. has triggered all the conditions for change in the region.
With organised crime on the rise, operating under the veneer of business and thus serving government interests, activists will be facing increasing peril without any semblance of protection.
In Pascua Lama, the indigenous communities’ struggle for their survival must not be overlooked, but rather referenced to strengthen the protest narratives which have catapulted Chile into the possibility of altering its political horizons.
Human rights abuses committed by Chilean troops abroad will escape the scrutiny both in terms of the violations as well as the legacy which remains powerful in the country, Ramona Wadi writes.
Sabotaging the Cuban Revolution, even after 61 years, remains a US priority. Latin America is once again in the grips of political changes; Chile and Bolivia currently represent the spectrum of neoliberal and imperialist interference.
In light of what is occurring in Venezuela, the latest imperialist intervention in Bolivia must be exposed as a plan not only to oust Morales, but also as one aimed at regional destabilisation.
International complicity in the “war on terror” has complemented the US’s strategy for cultivating impunity at home and abroad, Ramona Wadi writes.
The US might have harboured the intention that Fidel’s departure would facilitate the process for a counter-revolutionary period in Cuba. However, the Cuban Revolution was always bigger than Fidel.
The “war on terror” has been characterised by two main factors – perpetual aggression and extended impunity for the perpetrators, Ramona Wadi writes.
Chilean governments and their protection of social inequalities created the marginalisation of the Mapuche people from the rest of the population, Ramona Wadi writes.