Nil Nikandrov
Nil Nikandrov is a Moscow-based journalist covering Latin America's politics and strained relations with the US, a renown critic of the devastating grip of neoliberal administrations on national economies. He offers on a regular basis commentaries unmasking the efforts made by the CIA and other Western intelligence services to undermine progressive governments in Latin America. N. Nikandrov has authored several books – both fiction and documentary studies – dedicated to Latin American themes, including the first Russian-language biography of H. Chavez.
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In his speeches Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro constantly returns to the subject of the new Condor plan that the US is seeking to undertake in Latin America and the Caribbean. The codename «Condor» was first used to camouflage the widespread oppression orchestrated by military juntas in South America (mainly in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, […]

No doubt, US special services are behind the crisis in Brazil. Now they continue to control the events. Compromising evidence against the leadership of the Workers’ Party, the top officials of Petrobras, a state-owned oil company, and the inner circles of President Dilma Rousseff and former President Lula da Silva has been leaked as part […]

In order to understand the current plight of Venezuela, one has to go back to the parliamentary elections of Dec. 6, 2015. For the first time, the base of President Nicolás Maduro’s support, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), took a beating. Supporters of the Bolivarian regime won 55 seats in the legislature. The […]

The journalist Eva Golinger (US – Venezuela) has repeatedly questioned the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. The website aporrea.org quotes her statement: «Everything that Washington was trying to achieve during the administration of Hugo Chávez is today being realized in his absence. The cancerous illness from which Chávez suffered was unusually aggressive and suspicious, and every day turns up more evidence that it is possible Chávez was murdered». The first signs of cancer were found in Chávez in May 2011. In June he underwent two surgeries at a specialized center in Havana. His Cuban surgeons found and removed a malignant tumor that had metastasized with sinister persistence, despite all preventive measures. New operations were needed.

The journalist Eva Golinger (US – Venezuela) has repeatedly questioned the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. The website aporrea.org quotes her statement: «Everything that Washington was trying to achieve during the administration of Hugo Chávez is today being realized in his absence. The cancerous illness from which Chávez suffered was unusually aggressive and suspicious, and every day turns up more evidence that it is possible Chávez was murdered». The first signs of cancer were found in Chávez in May 2011. In June he underwent two surgeries at a specialized center in Havana. His Cuban surgeons found and removed a malignant tumor that had metastasized with sinister persistence, despite all preventive measures.

Bolivia: DEA’s Operation Naked King The United States has not had an ambassador in Bolivia since 2008, when Philip Goldberg was declared persona non grata for subversive activities intended to overthrow the government of Evo Morales. Morales still indignantly recalls how after presenting his credentials, Goldberg peremptorily informed him that Bolivia should cut off all […]

The pursuit of hegemony is part and parcel of US policy in Latin America. Any attempt to take independent foreign policy decisions by a Latin America state is perceived by the White House as a challenge. The Obama administration has applied great efforts to destabilize the governments and countries in the Western Hemisphere that refuse […]

Deceptive Euphoria Last December US President Obama had to admit that the US Cuba policy had failed. It took Washington about fifty years to understand a basic fact: sanctions, economic and trade embargo, as well as the attempts to isolate the small island were doomed from the very start. The Cuban revolution has stood up to the challenges to protect the independence and sovereignty. The national leadership has defined the strategic mission to accomplish on the way of modernization. The Castro brothers – Fidel and Raul – stood at the origin of the reforms leaving far behind the old ideological dogmas.

The precise date for election in Venezuela is not defined as yet. Probably Venezuelans will go to vote in October – November. President Nicolas Maduro said he wanted an election as soon as possible. The pre-race campaign hits the radar. It could be said without exaggeration that the fate of Venezuelan – style socialism, the […]

The President of Ecuador Rafael Correa praised the book The CIA Against Latin America – Special Case – Ecuador. Over 30,000 copies are in circulation. Written by Jaime Galarza Zavala and Francisco Herrera Aráuz the book tells a story about the dirty tricks the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was engaged in during the 1960s in […]

The seventh Summit of the Americas was held at Panama City, Panama, on April 10–11, 2015. President Barack Obama shook hands and chatted with Cuban President Raul Castro. The handshake to symbolize the normalization of relations between the two countries was the main event at the Americas top level meeting. It’s hard to say how […]

Sergei Lavrov in Latin America Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has once again visited the Western Hemisphere. An intense programme of official visits, talks and consultations in Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua and Guatemala, and a meeting with the foreign ministers of the Central American Integration System (SICA), and all in just three days. Lavrov’s visit to […]

The US special services together with their “assistants” from Canada and Great Britain tried again to stage a coup in Venezuela. In the middle of February, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the national security services frustrated the plans of US embassy and put an end to its hostile actions. As a result, a number of […]

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found shot dead on 18 January, a pistol by his side. He had been hours away from outlining his accusations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at a congressional hearing. The prosecutor was to deliver a report on the investigation of Argentina’s worst terrorist attack – a bombing in 1994 that killed 85 people and left dozens wounded at a Jewish community centre. The Argentine special services and the prosecutor’s office first traced it to Iran, then the «Syrian trace» emerged, dirty cops from Buenos Aires were also on the list of suspects. Iran immediately denied its involvement. 

All these plans have been frustrated but the looming détente in the US-Cuba bilateral relations opened new opportunities for the enemies of Cuban revolution. The US Interest Section in Havana is not idle as the process of its transformation into the full-fledged embassy has been launched. The complex plan of preparing a «color revolution» is being gradually implemented. The just started reduction of tensions is used as a cover. The US special services never stop rehearsals to prepare potential actors for the roles in the play called «Maidan-style performance».

Reports surface in the Latin American media with alarming regularity about seizures by law-enforcement agencies of large shipments of US-made weapons. Such events are becoming noticeably more frequent in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Argentina – countries that the Obama administration considers unfriendly. But most often, news of the discovery of arms caches comes from Venezuela. […]

The criminal statistics in Mexico are shocking. The US special services do what they want on Mexican soil. There are no restrictions whatsoever. Many Mexicans perceive it as occupation. The practice is justified by the need to fight drug trafficking though US specialists have hardly reached any great achievements to be praised for – drug […]

Washington has launched a large-scale propaganda campaign to support Marina Silva, the Brazilian presidential race candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party. They keep on saying her victory is guaranteed in the final election. The predictions mainly boil down to uncertain results in the first round slated for October 5. US experts believe that Silva will […]

Marina Silva is a presidential hopeful running on the Socialist Party ticket. Her personality attracted the attention of CIA in the mid-1980s when she was attending the Federal University of Acre. Back then she was taking great interest in the theory of Marxism and became a member of clandestine Revolutionary Communist Party. Soon her infatuation […]

A Venezuelan journalist I know came to Moscow to highlight Russia’s retaliatory measures taken in response to the United States and European Union’s sanctions. “Putin is the most popular politician in Latin America”, he told me. As to him, “The Russian President enjoys great sympathy among Latin American people no matter the US-backed propaganda outlets […]

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