Latin America Supports Julian Assange, by Meryem Lalibi

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T.hereAmerica persecuting Julian Assange and America supporting him.Fidel Castro said Assange ‘morally brought in’ when WikiLeaks made explosive revelation of classified documents in 2010 [the US] Get down on your knees.” (1)Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Assange “has shown he can stand against the most powerful empire in history. We must congratulate the people of WikiLeaks for their bravery and bravery.” (2)Chavez added he fears for the life of the Australian-born whistleblower.

Brazilian President Luis Inacio (Lula) da Silva declared that Assange had “exposed diplomacy that was thought to be out of hand” and that “the guilty party here is not the one who exposed”. added. [the diplomatic cables] But who wrote them (3)Not to be outdone, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa granted Assange diplomatic immunity at the country’s London embassy, ​​where he stayed from 2012 to 2019.

Even today, most of the South American government remains in high-security prisons in London for nearly four years, awaiting a decision to extradite them to the United States, which could face up to 175 years in prison. I support Assange. Diplomatic pressure is mounting. Successive US administrations and their intelligence services have been blackmailing Assange financially, physically and legally for the past 13 years, but his nine heads of state in Latin America are demanding his release. increase. Xiomara Castro (Honduras), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Mexico), Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), Miguel Diaz-Canel (Cuba), Nicolas Maduro (Venezuela), Gustavo Petro (Colombia), Luis Arce (Bolivia), Alberto Fernandez (Argentina) and Luis Inacio da Silva (Brazil).

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Mexico’s Obrador suggests Assange’s asylum and protection, while Lula even suggests that Assange should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ‘shed light on the CIA’s dubious dealings’ (RT, September 2020). (Four) And in an open letter to President Joe Biden, Assange claims that he “has not committed a serious crime, caused the death of anyone, or violated human rights.” So arresting him would be a permanent violation of freedom of expression. “ (Five).

Chilean journalist Daniela Repin Cabrera suggests that most Latin American leaders have little to lose because their relations with the United States are not smooth. A friend, Renata Avila, said that Latin America’s position was “dignified and egalitarian” and that actions in favor of the WikiLeaks founders were “a mechanism of accountability to the United States, which the United States constantly condemns.” Latin American countries have been debating the issue of free speech, but so inconsistently and unaware of their own actions. Repin Cabrera said that without Latin American intervention, Assange would already I agree that it would have been sent to

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Christine Flafson says Latin American countries need not be persuaded of the CIA’s ability to intervene, kidnap or politically assassinate. It confirms what the Latin American left has long argued. The document reveals that in 2004, Washington’s special envoy to Caracas, William Brownfield, summarized the embassy’s strategy to counter the Chavez government: Strengthen democratic institutions and strengthen Chavez’s political base. Infiltrate, divide Chavez supporters, protect America’s vital business interests, and isolate Chavez internationally. (6).

Telegrams about Bolivia are also eloquent. When Evo Morales was elected president in his 2006 pledge to fight poverty and neoliberalism, he received a rare visit from the US ambassador to La Paz.Meeting was like a scene from a movie godfather, according to Dan Beaton and Alexander Mayne of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), who sifted through the documents. The U.S. ambassador told Morales that if Bolivia hopes to continue to benefit from international lending, it must prove itself worthwhile. ‘Think about it,’ he explained. “It’s not blackmail. It’s just reality.”

When Morales seemed unconcerned, the State Department set out to back up the Bolivian opposition through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). According to his WikiLeaks telegram from April 2007, the anti-Morales organization was then showered with US dollars. A year later, a rebellion broke out, killing at least 20 Morales supporters.

Diplomatic cables established similar methods were used in Nicaragua, Ecuador between 2000 and 2010…According to Beaton and Maine, the cables were used by students of US diplomacy and by others who believed that the US system was ” “Promoting Democracy” really works.

A few leaks caused anxiety

But Assange and his colleagues didn’t choose anything to put in the public domain specifically to annoy the United States. The scope of WikiLeaks’ exposure was global and, in some cases, caused unrest within the Latin American left. I learned that I was advising In the same vein, Lula’s Defense Minister Nelson Jobim informed US diplomats that Morales of Bolivia had a cancerous tumor (which Morales denied). The same series of WikiLeaks revelations revealed that Chavez had “encouraged” Morales to nationalize Bolivia’s oil and gas industry in 2006, a move that included the Brazilian group Petrobras. Tensions with Brazil arose because of the involvement of 26 foreign oil companies.

“They should put a statue in WikiLeaks,” Fidel Castro declared when exposed in 2010. to the treatment of Cuba, stating that the United States was not so annoyed by Cuba, but by the example it set for the rest of Latin America. Knowing that you can, you might be tempted to follow Cuba’s example.This would cause big problems. Assange believed the United States had the same attitude toward WikiLeaks: it would make life difficult for the U.S. intelligence community, not to mention the military and diplomatic corps. Therefore, we need to discourage anyone from following WikiLeaks’ example. (7). Latin America Supports Julian Assange, by Meryem Lalibi

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