Articles Tagged ‘Latin America’

  • The Roots of the Current Situation in Venezuela

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    How did Venezuela get here? What happened since Hugo Chavez’s death? Did the project derail, get stuck, hit a speed bump, or crash altogether? In order to answer this question, I will first analyze the origins of the current economic situation.

  • Obama’s War in our Hemisphere

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Obama’s charge that Venezuela represents a threat to US foreign policy is an accusation directed at all governments who have freely chosen to abandon US-centred organizations and who reject US hegemony.

  • The United States and Venezuela: Decades of Defeats and Destabilization

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    US policy toward Venezuela is a microcosm of its larger strategy toward Latin America. The intent is to reverse the region’s independent foreign policy and to restore US dominance; to curtail the diversification of trading and investment partners and re-centre economic relations to the US.

  • John Pilger: Venezuela’s Struggle Against “a Common Enemy”

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    With a “slow-motion coup” underway in Venezuela, John Pilger is interviewed for Telesur, the Latin American TV network, by Mike Albert.

  • Bolivia’s Transformation

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    It is a sometimes overly rich recipe, starched with violence and populism, but Latin American politics is something to behold.

  • The Brothers

    Kinzer has done a very thorough job of chronicling the many factors that influenced the Dulles brothers, as well as their record in promoting U.S. political and economic interests. He also shows how closely the U.S. media worked with Washington in propaganda campaigns to convince citizens that, “truth, justice, and the American way” always go together.

  • In Trujillo’s Wake

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    The Dominican Republic, Ciudad Trujillo’s legacy and the new immigration law aimed at Haitians.

  • Listen to Chomsky’s Montréal discussion period

    Listen to the discussion period from Noam Chomsky’s Montréal lecture in Oct. 2013, a discussion that touches upon the reality of growing police repression in Montréal under the municipal law P-6 that bans free protest, to a clear denunciation of the pending Quebec secularist charter.

  • Eight challenges facing Latin American integration and a new role for Asia

    A debate is opening up in Latin America over the future of the movement for continental political and economic integration. It is spurred in part by the growing number of states signing trade and investment treaties with extra-continental powers — both bilateral, like the “free trade agreements” some have signed with the United States and Canada, and multilateral, in particular the Pacific Alliance, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), the latter two alliances including the United States, Canada and other imperialist countries.

  • Class Struggle in Present Day Globalized Capitalism

    An examination of the social science scholarship over the past 60 years reveals few, if any, publications discussing ‘the class struggle’ in anything but theoretical expositions.

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