[Audio] Chilean protest movement continues after referendum announcement: interview to Patricio Zamorano (Sputnik Radio)

The Chilean Congress has reached an agreement to reform the constitution, which would become “100 percent democratic,” compared to the current constitution, which was passed during the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet. Protesters are debating the way forward as the government prepares to organize a referendum in April. Patricio Zamorano, an academic and international analyst and Co-Director of the… Leer más >>

[Audio] Resistance mounts to coup in Bolivia; vote on constitutional overhaul called in Chile: interview to Patricio Zamorano (Sputnik Radio)

The public is beginning to learn more about Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Añez. She declared herself president after all of Bolivia’s constitutional successors resigned in what was a military and police coup that overthrew President Evo Morales. Añez is a born again evangelical Christian and opponent of participatory democracy, but only if you happen to be indigenous or leftist. Meanwhile, in Chile… Leer más >>

[Audio] Right-wing coup plot looming in Bolivia amid vote audit?: interview to Patricio Zamorano (Sputnik Radio)

The Organization of American States has begun an audit of Bolivia’s presidential election. Thirty electoral auditors will examine how the votes were cast and how they were tallied. Meanwhile, the U.S. government is stepping up threats that supporters of President Evo Morales fear could culminate in a coup attempt. Patricio Zamorano, Co-Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, joins Brian and John… Leer más >>

[Audio] General strike shuts down Chile for second time this week as rebellion grows: interview to Patricio Zamorano (Sputnik Radio)

Interview to Patricio Zamorano, October 23 2019. Chile is bracing today for more protests and a general strike, despite President Sebastian Piñera’s pleas for forgiveness and announcement of ambitious reforms to quell unrest that has rocked the country and left 15 people dead. Piñera is promising a guaranteed minimum wage, a hike in the state pension, and the stabilization of electricity costs. But the demonstrations show no sign of abating… Leer más >>

[Audio] Ecuador rises up against IMF-imposed austerity: interview to Patricio Zamorano (Sputnik Radio)

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno last week ended fuel subsidies. That act drew so many protestors, led by indigenous people, trade unions and progressive political parties that he had to move the government out of the capital of Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil. Meanwhile, 10 police officers were taken hostage and were forced to carry the coffin of an indigenous activist who had been killed the… Leer más >>

The OAS and the Crisis in Venezuela: Luis Almagro and his Labyrinth

In a shameful series of events that transpired this past April 3, a group of member countries decided on their own to convene the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) without authorization of the President of this body, Diego Pary, the representative of Bolivia to the OAS. This meeting was without doubt one of the most controversial moments of Secretary General Luis Almagro’s performance as a controversial figure since assuming his post in May 2015… Leer más >>