Articles Tagged ‘Latin America’

  • 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.

  • Nueva Esperanza

    Indigenous Politics

    It’s still not entirely clear why the eviction of Nueva Esperanza took place when it did. The official reason for the eviction was that the people of Nueva Esperanza were illegally occupying private property. Others say it was a move by the Colom government to clear the area as part of Cuatro Balam, a mega-project in Peten that includes the promotion of tourism in the region.

  • Dispatches from Rio+20

    On 15 June, our first day at the organized Rio+20 events, a group of about 30 Friends of the Earth International delegates headed out on a bus to Santa Cruz, Pedra de Guaratiba, a community located just outside of Rio de Janeiro. Santa Cruz is one of seven communities surrounding Rio that will receive international guests as part of the Toxic Tour organized by Friends of the Earth, Justica Global, (Global Justice) Associacao Homens do Mar (Association of Ocean People) and twelve other organizations.

  • Nefarious details in the Cuban Five case

    I sit on a gray plastic chair waiting for Gerardo Hernández in the visiting room of the maximum-security federal pen in Victorville, California. The government charged Gerardo with conspiring to commit murder because he allegedly passed the flight information to Cuban authorities knowing they would shoot the planes down.

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