The following analysis is from the website of CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. See also the article FMLN Takes Power in El Salvador from a year ago:
On Sunday, March 14, the streets of San Salvador once again filled with red t-shirts, hats, bandanas and FMLN flags to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the victory of the FMLN’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Mauricio Funes and Salvador Sánchez Cerén (March 15, 2009). In a speech before the crowd of 25,000, historic leader of the FMLN and current Deputy to the Central American Parliament Nidia Díaz declared, “Today we reassert the effort and the heroism of thousands of compatriots that continue fighting and those that gave their lives, without which this victory would not have been possible.”
Posted in El Salvador
Tagged ALBA, ARENA, CAFTA, Central America, CISPES, Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, FMLN, GANA, Gerson Martinez, Humberto Centeno, IMF, Mauricio Funes, Medardo Gonzalez, National Endowment for Democracy, NED, Nidia Diaz, Revolution, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, USAID, World Bank
Following the successes of solidarity movements with Central American armed liberation struggles in the 1980s, U.S. imperialism invented the concept of the “narco-guerrilla”. It invented this concept in order to criminalize national liberation and discredit Marxist-Leninist people’s war, which has continued to challenge U.S. hegemony in the Third World. This Big Lie has since been told about organizations such as the Shining Path in Peru, the FARC-EP in Colombia, the Maoists in Nepal, and now it is being spread about the New People’s Army and the Communist Party of the Philippines. The following refutation of these lies is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Imperialism, Philippines
Tagged Central America, Communist Party of the Philippines, CPN-Maoist, drug trade, drugs, FARC-EP, Martin Montana, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, New People's Army, Shining Path, war on drugs
The following article is from Nicaragua Network:
by Chuck Kaufman
The first two acts in January 2007 of the new Sandinista government of President Daniel Ortega were to end school fees, which restored free public education for the first time since Nicaragua fell under the sway of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s savage capitalism prescriptions in 1990, and to sign on as the fourth member of the Bolivarian Alternatives for Our Americas (ALBA) alternative trade framework.
Posted in Nicaragua
Tagged ALBA, Central America, Chuck Kaufman, contras, Daniel Ortega, FSLN, Latin America, MRS, NED, Nicaragua, Nicaragua Network, PLC, Sandinismo, USAID