Tag Archives: Latin America

“America First” in Latin America, by Gary Prevost

One important starting point for understanding certain aspects of Trump’s Latin American policies, especially on trade and immigration, is to un-package his neo-isolationist “America First” world outlook.[

Welcome to the Jungle, by Pepe Escobar

The record reveals Bolsonaro as a racist, misogynist, homophobic, weaponizing thug, favoring a white, patriarchal, hierarchical, hetero-normative and “homogenous” Brazil. …A record 31 million votes were ruled absent or null and void. No less than 46 million Brazilians voted for the Workers’ Party’s candidate, Fernando Haddad.

The Case Against Daniel Ortega, by Chuck Kaufman

First and foremost, we all know that Daniel is a dictator, right? We know it because corporate and progressive press alike can’t say his name without the modifier, dictator. So what are the criteria to be a dictator?

Marta Harnecker: Ideas For The Struggle

The left should avoid allowing the right to set its agenda for struggle. 

Anne Winkler-Morey | U.S. and Latin America Beyond the Border Wall

The roots and strength of local grassroots organizations

Indigenous Rights Are Key to Preserving Forests, Climate Change Study Finds

When communities have secure forest rights, not only are forests better protected, but communities fare better.

52% of Latinos in the US Suffer Discrimination

Around 52 percent of Latinos in the nation claim to have been ill-treated because of their race or ethnicity, in a country that has 56.6 million Latinos, according to the survey.

Juan Cole | World More Violent in Past Year, but Middle East Drives Deterioration (Video)

If the GPI is right about what produces peace, you’d have to conclude that the US is heading toward increased violence.

▶ Noam Chomsky: The U.S. Is Trying to Put an End to Its Extreme Isolation

The renowned activist and linguist weighs in on the recent shift in relations between Cuba and the United States, as well as drone strikes in Yemen and the activities of the leftist parties Syriza and Podemos in Greece and Spain, among other current events, in an interview on RT’s “Going Underground.” truthdig.com  April 18, 2015 […]

▶ Democracy Now! Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Champion of Social Justice & Chronicler of Latin America’s Open Veins

We have a memory cut in pieces. And I write trying to recover our real memory, the memory of humankind, what I call the human rainbow, which is much more colorful and beautiful than the other one, the other rainbow. But the human rainbow had been mutilated by machismo, racism, militarism and a lot of […]

Anne Winkler-Morey: Venezuela and the New Latin America

The Latin America of the 21st century is not so easily controlled by gunboat and dollar diplomacy. In spite of dire media reports about Venezuela, U.S. power is on the decline while cooperation between Latin American states is increasing. By Anne Winkler-Morey  WAMM Newsletter  Spring II 2014 Venezuela moved to the front page as a […]

[Video] Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on the Culture of War and National Security State

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaking at Peacestock 2013 from Bill Sorem PLUS 1 week ago Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is Associate Professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Jack is a graduate of St. Olaf College where he majored in Political Science. He did his theological training at Union Theological Seminary in New York City […]

James Petras> Colombia’s Quest for Peace and Justice: The International and National Context

Colombia’s Quest for Peace and Justice: The International and National Context by James Petras   February 28, 2012    Global Research Introduction Between April 21 -23, the National Patriotic Council will convoke thousands of activists from most of the major urban and rural social movements and trade unions, human rights groups and indigenous , afro-colombian movements, […]