Recognizing self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó in 2019, Britain’s Tory government claimed to be standing up for democracy. Recently published ministerial diaries reveal the cynicism of the real discussions behind the move — showing how ministers explicitly saw the crisis as an opportunity to curry favor with Donald Trump.
John McEvoy is a freelance journalist. He has written for Brasil Wire and the International History Review.
From Cuban solidarity with IRA hunger strikers to Irish support for the Nicaraguan Revolution, a shared anti-imperialist cause has forged a deep bond between Ireland and Latin America.
For over half a century, a war against Colombian civilians has been waged alongside the war against Colombia’s guerrilla insurgencies. And the British state has supported it.