With incumbent President Daniel Ortega’s socialist Sandinista administration expected to maintain power in Nicaragua following Sunday’s general elections, Washington’s sadist efforts to undermine democracy and install a pro-western hack have failed spectacularly. The polls ended at about 6 p.m., with Ortega, the Americas’ longest-serving leader with 15 years in power, hailing the result as a victory over terrorism achieved by an “immense majority of Nicaraguans.”
Nicaraguan indigenous and civil society organizations have sent an open letter to the United Nations warning against political manipulation by US-financed non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to destabilize the country’s democratically elected government. The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign is one of over 30 worldwide religious groups and organizations that signed the letter, which was delivered to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Nuclear disarmament and peace activists applauded an Iranian official’s declaration on Wednesday that his nation will re-join discussions aimed at resurrecting the Obama-era nuclear agreement, which former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from in 2018. Iran’s new nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, tweeted that he “had a very serious and constructive dialogue” with Enrique Mora, a top European Union official, and that they had agreed “to start negotiations before the end of November.”
After US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that Taiwan’s admission to the UN would be pragmatic, Beijing responded by stating that Taiwan should not be allowed to join the organization since the island is part of China. Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing, told reporters on Wednesday that the UN was an international governmental body composed of sovereign nations — and Taiwan was not one of them. “Taiwan is a part of China and has no right to join the UN,” Ma stressed.
On Wednesday, Cuba’s Communist Party unveiled additional evidence linking organizers of an unlawful march by Cuban opposition parties to terrorist groups operating from the United States. The protest is scheduled for November 15th. Rogelio Polanco, a member of the General Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, revealed a recorded conversation between Junior Garcia, one of the main organizers of the demonstration, and Ramon Saul Sanchez, who is considered a member of organizations accused of terrorist acts against the island, during a program broadcast on the Cuban television station.
Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered in London to call for the release of the Wikileaks founder. Meanwhile, the United States is launching a new court battle to extradite Assange and prosecute him for espionage. On Saturday, supporters of Assange marched to London’s High Court, urging that the US government drop its charges against the journalist. A vehicle with Assange’s picture and the words “Journalism is not a crime” drove down the demonstration route while columns of demonstrators hoisted banners aloft.
Venezuela’s National Assembly President Jorge Rodriguez confirmed on Saturday that the country’s forthcoming talks with the opposition will be postponed due to the same-day extradition of Alex Saab, a 49-year-old envoy of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. According to Reuters, Rodriguez, who heads the Venezuelan government’s negotiation team, stated that officials would not be attending the discussions, which were due to begin on Sunday. The National Assembly president stressed that the breakdown in discussions is in response to the “brutal aggression” directed towards Saab.
The government of China’s Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region has accused the US of lying about “mass violations of human rights” in order to meddle in internal matters. According to Xu Guixiang, the accusations were made to “frame China” as part of a cold-war effort to sway public opinion against Beijing. He was talking at a news conference in the Chinese capital alongside others from the region who provided information that contradicted Washington’s propaganda blitz.
At a conference in Miami on Wednesday, far-right Venezuelan opposition member Leopoldo Lopez was encouraged to join other regime change advocates as part of “a network of freedom fighters.” The Oslo Freedom Forum, which has its roots in anti-communist NGOs, hosted a forum for regime change activists aiming to undermine democracy in their own nations. Mr. Lopez told Masih Alinejad, a New York-based journalist and anti-Iran campaigner, that he believed they might join forces to restore freedom to their respective nations.
According to the Icelandic newsmagazine Stundin, a prime US witness in the conspiracy to commit computer intrusion case against imprisoned Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, who acknowledged earlier this year to falsifying evidence he supplied to the FBI, has been detained. Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson was detained in Reykjavik on September 24 and placed in Iceland’s maximum security jail under a “rarely invoked” rule that permits Icelandic police to hold someone suspected of being involved in a crime spree, according to Stundin.
According to the information posted on a private Facebook page, anti-government organizations supported by Washington are planning a fresh round of protests in Cuba during the next two months. MintPress News has learned that the organizations responsible for the July riots in Havana are planning a nationwide strike for October 11, the day following Cuban Independence Day. According to the investigative news website, this will be followed by a series of countrywide protests on November 20.
According to a new research, the US military’s drone attack that murdered Iran’s Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in early 2020, among other contentious targeted assassinations, was likely carried out from a clandestine UK intelligence facility. According to the research, it was “highly probable” that the targeted killing of General Soleimani — who led the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) — was planned using information obtained from the UK Royal Air Force’s Menwith Hill intelligence base in Yorkshire.