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MintPress Sits Down with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

    MintPress Sits Down with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

 Moscow — In a simple meeting room at the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry building, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gave me a generous hour of her time in a conversation peppered with bemused laughter at Western allegations about Russia and clear frustration at the West’s incessant vilification of all things Russia. I traveled…

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To Flee or Not to Flee? In Honduras, A Child Braves Tear Gas to Sell Vinegar Bags

    To Flee or Not to Flee? In Honduras, A Child Braves Tear Gas to Sell Vinegar Bags

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — The epicenter of the migrant crisis is in the midst of yet another uprising after the president of Honduras was accused of drug trafficking in the U.S.  Minutes after the military and special police forces shot a first round of teargas canisters into a crowd of protesters on Tuesday, I heard a…

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Seeking New Routes for Oil Delivery Saudi Arabia Tightens Its Grip on Eastern Yemen

    Seeking New Routes for Oil Delivery Saudi Arabia Tightens Its Grip on Eastern Yemen

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN — “The Saudi forces must leave all our townships and villages from the coast to the desert,” Ahmed Balhaf, a resident of Yemen’s eastern al-Mahrah province told a cheering crowd gathered to protest the presence of Saudi troops in Yemen. The demonstrations were part of a series of protests spread across six cities…

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MintPress Reporter Detained Amid Honduran Police Crackdown on Coup Anniversary Protests

    MintPress Reporter Detained Amid Honduran Police Crackdown on Coup Anniversary Protests

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Repression against resistance activists in Honduras has become increasingly lethal as the country braces for planned protests ahead of the 10-year anniversary of a U.S.-backed coup. Police and military forces have used live rounds against students, resulting in at least three deaths, as protests heat up ahead of the anniversary on Friday.…

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Why Protesters Set Fire to the US Embassy in Honduras 

  Why Protesters Set Fire to the US Embassy in Honduras 

Grayzone — The streets of Honduras were filled with protesters and clouds of tear gas as the month of June began. The national police fanned out through the country to crush the protests with heavy-handed tactics at the direction of President Juan Orlando Hernández, the US-supported neoliberal leader who won power in elections marred by documented…

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Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War

  Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War

SANA’A, YEMEN — Tens of thousands of Yemenis held demonstrations in the country’s capital, Sana`a, Hodeida, Sada`a and others provinces on Friday to condemn U.S. President Donald Trump’s veto of a U.S. congressional resolution directing him to end support for the Saudi-led Coalition’s war against Yemen. In what can only be described as boost to…

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The UN Screened this Video at a Meeting on Israel’s Murder of Unarmed Protesters in Gaza

  The UN Screened this Video at a Meeting on Israel’s Murder of Unarmed Protesters in Gaza

A 22-page report was published on February 25, 2019, titled, “Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the protest in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The report stated that the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution S-28/1 mandated that an independent international commission of inquiry investigate the demonstrations held in Gaza between March 30 and 31-December 2018,…

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France’s Yellow Vests: Proving Police Are Indeed Part of the 1%

  France’s Yellow Vests: Proving Police Are Indeed Part of the 1%

The demonstration for “Acte 16”, on March 2nd, was designed as a sight-seeing tour which passed by bastions of rich, traitorous criminals (the OECD, a school of luxury marketing, etc.) and so it concluded at a small roundabout in a ritzy area, Denfert-Rochereau. As protesters amassed and cops loaded up, and with time in between…

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Haitian Authorities Arrest Americans Transporting Cache of Weapons amid Uprising

  Haitian Authorities Arrest Americans Transporting Cache of Weapons amid Uprising

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Even as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to inspire a military coup against the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, evidence is mounting that the U.S. government is enabling American mercenaries to violently quell a popular uprising in Haiti. MintPress News previously examined the parallels between the uprising in Haiti and the…

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Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

  Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

As Judas betrayed the Son of Man with a kiss for 20 pieces of silver, the institutionally corrupt governments in Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo have written another sad chapter in their nation’s history. Ironically, it was Venezuela that helped to develop the island’s energy infrastructure in recent years. A key part of this is the REFIDOMSA oil refinery in…

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