Tunisian president tells businessmen they won’t be prosecuted if they return billions of dollars ‘looted’ from people

Tunisian President Kais Saied, who seized control of the government last weekend, said that billions of dollars had been stolen from the country and offered businessmen an option to return the money if they wanted to avoid prison. … Read More >Tunisian president tells businessmen they won’t be prosecuted if they return billions of dollars ‘looted’ from people

Cuban president denounces US-backed ‘media terrorism’ while addressing massive supporters’ rally

Miguel Diaz-Canel has blasted what he claims are intentional efforts to make his country look unstable and dangerous, following anti-government demonstrations that led to numerous arrests and one person’s death. … Read More >Cuban president denounces US-backed ‘media terrorism’ while addressing massive supporters’ rally

South Africa’s president condemns ‘instigators’ for fueling ‘anarchy and mayhem’ that enabled deadly looting

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Friday that the country’s security force has identified individuals responsible for instigating the “anarchy and mayhem” that led to the recent outbreak of deadly unrest. … Read More >South Africa’s president condemns ‘instigators’ for fueling ‘anarchy and mayhem’ that enabled deadly looting

US ties to suspected Haiti assassins follow long history of neocolonial intervention

As ties emerge between the US government and the suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, scholar Jemima Pierre analyzes Moïse’s legacy and murder within the long history of neocolonial US intervention in Haiti. … Read More >US ties to suspected Haiti assassins follow long history of neocolonial intervention

Ex-military were conned into assassination of Haitian leader, Colombia’s president says, though some were willing participants

Colombian President Iván Duque has revealed that a small pocket of his country’s ex-military arrested over the assassination of Haiti’s Jovenel Moïse knew about the plot in advance, while others in the group were blindsided. … Read More >Ex-military were conned into assassination of Haitian leader, Colombia’s president says, though some were willing participants

Cuba’s president blames Washington for protests, says US sanctions responsible for shortages and ‘social unrest’

The Cuban president has hit out at the US, alleging it played a considerable role in the first major protests on the island in years by encouraging dissent and causing shortages with its blockade. … Read More >Cuba’s president blames Washington for protests, says US sanctions responsible for shortages and ‘social unrest’