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Lopez Obrador's Lead Widens in Mexican Presidential Race Thanks to Trump

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's (AMLO) lead in the presidential race has been growing steadily, despite receiving attacks from Mexico's entire establishment, explains UNAM's John Ackerman  April 18, 2018

Bolivia's Ex-President Sanchez de Lozada Convicted in US Court for Human Rights Abuses

In a milestone decision, a Florida court ruled that Bolivia's ex-President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (aka Goni) is liable for civilian deaths during his presidency when he ordered protests to be repressed  April 16, 2018

Laura Flanders Show: After Hurricane Maria

The conversation in other media seems to be shifting to the social crises that are emerging -- but for many basic supplies, services and medical care are still nowhere in sight  April 16, 2018

Miscarriage of Justice: Ex-President Lula's Imprisonment in Brazil

The persecution and prosecution of former president Lula da Silva is a transparent attempt to remove Brazil's most popular candidate from the presidential race because he is also the one most disliked by the country's elite, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot  April 13, 2018

Lula Leads in Polls as Court Upholds Conviction

Former president of Brazil Lula da Silva's corruption conviction was upheld by an appeals court, which, according to Brazilian law, mean's he's not allowed to hold office for 8 years. But that hasn't stopped Lula from campaigning for the upcoming presidential election in October. Journalist Mike Fox explains  March 28, 2018

Puerto Rico's New Fiscal Plan Will Cause Another 'Lost Decade'

Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's new fiscal plan - which supposedly takes the hurricane's devastation into account - will demand citizens pay off debts they cannot possibly repay, leading to deeper economic decline, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot  March 25, 2018

Far-Right Ministers in Chile's New Government Placed in Sensitive Positions

Chile's newly inaugurated president Sebastian Pinera attempts to move the country to the right, but faces important constraints from social movements that vow to resist his government, explains Prof. Rene Rojas  March 15, 2018

Brazil's Military Takeover in Rio Sparks Authoritarian Fears

Deeply unpopular Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree to put the military in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro instead of police, dubiously claiming the purpose is to crack down on crime. But many Brazilians worry that it's the first stage in a return to military rule, explains journalist Brian Mier  March 2, 2018

Oxfam Prostitution Scandal in Haiti Deepens Suspicions of Other NGOs

The sexual misconduct scandal involving Oxfam in Haiti further deepens Haitians' suspicions of NGOs, which have already contributed to the profound neoliberalization of Haitian society explains Haiti Liberte's Kim Ives  February 26, 2018

Colombian Peace Agreement with FARC on the Brink of Collapse

The peace agreement that the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed last year is on the verge of collapse, as violence against social leaders and former FARC fighters continues unabated  February 19, 2018

Venezuelan Opposition Undecided Over Whether and Who to Run in Presidential Race

Following several months of negotiations between Venezuelan government and opposition representatives, the opposition refuses to sign the agreement, despite pressure from Spain's ex-Prime Minister. Venezuela's Charge D'Affairs in DC explains the panorama from the government's perspective  February 12, 2018

Leftist Hopeful's Lead Signals Upheaval for Mexico

Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador enjoys a double-digit lead in Mexico's presidential race despite an active smear campaign against him. A tactical alliance between divided leftist groups might still be possible, says John Ackerman  February 14, 2018

Tillerson Tries and Fails to Rally Latin American Support for Sanctions Against Venezuela

US Secretary of State recently completed a tour of Latin American countries where he unsuccessfully tried to rally support for regional sanctions against Venezuela. However, as Venezuela's Charge D'Affairs in DC explains, US unilateral financial sanctions against Venezuela is causing significant problems for the country  February 11, 2018

Is the Conflict Within Ecuador's Center-Left a Turn to the Right?

In a crushing blow to former president Rafael Correa, his hand-picked successor Lenin Moreno overwhelmingly won a referendum that reverses some Correa's policies and bars him from running again. Is this a left-right conflict or something else?  February 5, 2018

Trump Preemptively Dismisses Upcoming Venezuelan Presidential Vote

In an effort to discredit Venezuela's upcoming presidential election, the Trump administration is rallying conservative governments in Latin America to discredit the vote and isolate Venezuela. If the opposition enters the race divided and if new economic measures work, President Maduro could still win explains Lucas Koerner  February 3, 2018

Argentina's President Macri Withdraws Neoliberal Reforms Due to Massive Resistance

Prof. Atilio Boron analyzes the situation in Argentina, where President Macri is pushing drastic neoliberal reforms against widespread resistance from unions and social movements. Sec. of State Rex Tillerson visits to give Macri backing and to urge anti-Venezuela sanctions  February 5, 2018

Honduras: President Hernandez's Inauguration Rejected by Protesters

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is proceeding with his inauguration, despite massive fraud allegations, protests, and a major new drug corruption scandal involving the head of Police. US, Canada, Mexico, and the OAS give him a green light to proceed  January 26, 2018

Lula's Prosecution in Brazil a Travesty of Justice

Brazil's political elite is going after Lula and the Workers Party to stop them from running in this year's presidential election, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot  January 28, 2018

Puerto Rico's New Power Struggle: Privatization

Four months after Hurricane Maria and with close to half of its residents still without power, Puerto Rico has announced it will privatize its debt-ridden public electric utility, PREPA. We speak to Petra Bartosiewicz of Harper's Magazine  January 24, 2018

Repression Against Honduran Opposition Intensifies

Over 200 demonstrators were injured in last week's demonstrations against the incumbent president, whose reelection lacks legitimacy according to the opposition and international observers. The opposition is now gearing up for a national strike in the lead-up to the inauguration, explains Heather Gies, reporting from Honduras  January 18, 2018

From Haiti to Africa, US Owes More Than a Trump Apology

Donald Trump's racist "shithole" comments offer the US a new opportunity to reckon with its longtime destabilization and plunder of the countries he insulted, says Haitian writer Jean Saint-Vil  January 13, 2018

Paramilitary Forces Threaten to Derail Colombia's Peace Agreement

The peace agreement commits the Colombian government to dismantling paramilitary groups--but authorities aren't taking action, Tom Power reports from Colombia  January 12, 2018

Just How Democratic Is Mexico?

As neoliberalism caused greater inequality and more poverty in Mexico ever since the 1990's, the country's leaders stifled press freedom and democratic rights in order to maintain power. Now Mexico has one of the world's highest murder rates of journalists explains CEPR's Mark Weisbrot  January 2, 2018

Outrage in Peru Over Pardon of Ex-President Fujimori

Thousands of protestors took to the streets amid suspicions that President Kuczynski pardoned former President Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity, in order to avoid impeachment for corruption  December 27, 2017

US Works to Uphold Flawed Honduras Vote

The Trump administration is trying to legitimize the conservative incumbent's position in office by convincing friendly governments to recognize the deeply flawed vote in Honduras, despite growing calls for a new vote, explains Mark Weisbrot  December 23, 2017

Will Honduras Get New Presidential Elections?

Amid ongoing protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, he will be sworn in this week for a second term in office. Luther Castillio returns home to fight the stolen election supported by Danny Glover and Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren.

Electoral observers from the OAS are calling for new elections, but they still won't use the word "fraud." Gerardo Torres, international coordinator of the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, and Luther Castillo, former Vice Minister in the Department of Health, discuss next steps  December 21, 2017

US Pressure Led to Massacre of Colombian Farmers

Empire Files' Abby Martin says the massacre of unarmed coca farmers in Tumaco, Colombia was in response to pressure from the Trump administration to undermine the government's crop substitution agreement and use force in the "war on drugs"  December 21, 2017

Conservative Billionaire Wins Chile's Election, But A New Left Emerges

Conservative former President Sebastian Pinera won a new term in office, but that doesn't mean that a majority of Chileans support a right-wing agenda, says scholar Rene Rojas. In fact, a main issue was that the center-left candidate wasn't progressive enough  December 19, 2017

Ecuador's Vice-President Sentenced to Six Years Prison for Corruption

Ecuador's Vice-President Jorge Glas has been sentenced to six years prison for taking $13 million in bribes from the construction company Odebrecht. However, the case is being complicated by a split within the ruling party and between President Moreno and ex-President Correa  December 15, 2017

Brazil's Corruption Scandal Ensnares Anti-Corruption Judge

New testimony in Brazil's on-going corruption investigations lays bare Judge Sergio Moro's conflict of interest and the possibility that he and his wife might have taken bribes for reducing sentences. Brian Mier of Brazil Wire reports  December 6, 2017

The First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy Visits Baltimore to Build International Solidarity

Miguel Fraga, First Secretary to the Cuban Embassy visits Baltimore to speak on international relations, ending the U.S. blockade of Cuba, and the importance of the 1959 revolution that started socialism in Cuba  December 5, 2017

Argentine Government Bars Major NGO Representatives from WTO Meeting

In an unprecedented move that violates World Trade Organization rules, Argentina revoked accreditations of representatives of 20 NGOs, preventing them from attending the 11th WTO Meeting in Buenos Aires next week. Deborah James of CEPR explains the significance of this decision  December 3, 2017

Protests Erupt as Honduras Presidential Election Results Reversed

The country's electoral authority reversed the initial presidential election results, now giving the conservative incumbent a lead in the vote count. Tensions are mounting as protesters clash with the police. Heather Gies reports from Tegucigalpa, Honduras  November 30, 2017

Opposition Wins Honduras Presidential Race, But Problems Lie Ahead

Honduras' incumbent President Hernandez has not conceded the election and President-elect Salvador Nasralla faces many obstacles implementing a left-of-center and anti-corruption agenda, as his supporters would like. Prof. Adrienne Pine of American University explains  November 28, 2017

Trump's New Cold War Hurts Ordinary Cubans

The State Department announced a tightening of the US economic embargo against Cuba, which hurts average Cubans and reverts to failed Cold War policies, explains Cuba specialist Professor Sujatha Fernandes  November 20, 2017

From Argentina to Greece: The Legacy of Che Guevara

Che Guevara's childhood friend Calica Ferrer and Greek filmmaker Thimios Kakos discuss Che Guevara's legacy for the left in Latin America and Greece  November 20, 2017

Brazilian Women Protest Legislation that Could Ban Abortion

A constitutional amendment in Brazil has passed a key committee in the legislature and, if passed, would criminalize all abortions, even in cases of rape and risk to the mother's life. Mike Fox reports from Brazil  November 15, 2017

Why did the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Win the last Election?

Scholar James Petras says The Left won the battle but the war continues  November 2, 2017

Venezuela Elections: Why Does the Corporate Media Keep Crying Fraud?

The international media was quick to report on potential fraud in Venezuela's regional elections, in which the ruling socialist party won a majority of governorships. But there isn't any evidence of massive fraud, says Alex Main from the Center for Economic and Policy Research  October 22, 2017

Puerto Rico Needs Water, But Trump Claims Success

Over 30% of Puerto Ricans still do not have access to clean water one month after Hurricane Maria, but today President Trump gave the federal response a perfect score  October 20, 2017

Venezuelan Regional Election: Opposition Claims Fraud in Areas They Won

The Governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela won 17 out of 23 governor races in Sunday's regional vote, prompting the opposition to claim fraud once again, without evidence. Lucas Koerner of analyzes the situation  October 16, 2017

Colombian State Escalates Violence Against Activists

Coca cultivation and the lack of alternatives to escape poverty continue to lie at the root of the ongoing violence in Colombia, despite the peace accords, explains Mario Murillo of Hofstra University  October 14, 2017

Trump Threatens the Aid that Puerto Rico Needs

President Trump has threatened to withdraw federal emergency workers from the Puerto Rico as much of the island remains in dire straits, says Julio Lopez Varona of Make the Road Connecticut  October 13, 2017

Puerto Rico Faces a Medicaid Crisis

On top of the devastating impact of recent hurricanes and an ongoing debt crisis, Puerto Rico's Medicaid funding will run out as early as the end of the year unless Congress acts explains CEPR's Mark Weisbrot  October 9, 2017

Ecuador VP Arrested for Corruption as Divisions Deepen Within Governing Party

The Odebrecht corruption scandal enveloping Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas is related to a conflict between former President Correa and current President Moreno, both from the same party. But how much of the scandal is about corruption, and how much of it is political?  October 6, 2017

Colombian Government and Second Rebel Group Implement Ceasefire

Colombia's National Liberation Army, the ELN, and the government of Colombia implement a ceasefire agreement after 50 years of war. Peace negotiations are now underway, with the aim of eliminating violence from politics, explains the ELN's head negotiator, Pablo Beltran  October 6, 2017

Trump Blames People of Puerto Rico for Their Suffering

On Saturday Trump launched a racially-tinged attack on Puerto Rico's mayor who has attacked the administration's inadequate relief efforts  September 30, 2017

Puerto Rico's Recovery is a Battle Against Austerity

As the Trump administration touts its relief effort in Puerto Rico as a 'good news story' and threatens more austerity, writer Ed Morales argues the island's devastation is a wake-up call against neoliberal excess  September 30, 2017

Puerto Rico Can't Rebuild Under Debt and Austerity

Puerto Rico's recovery hinges on reversing the neoliberal policies that crippled the island before Hurricane Maria, says economist Mark Weisbrot  October 1, 2017

Trump Sees Devastated Puerto Rico as Captive Market

Refusing to waive shipping restrictions and stressing Wall Street debt obligations, President Trump continues a colonial legacy that hampers Puerto Rico's recovery, says scholar Marisol LeBron  September 28, 2017

Wall Street Got a Bailout, Why Not Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico was in dire economic straits before Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit, and ongoing US-imposed restrictions will make recovery impossible, says labor leader Hector Figueroa  September 27, 2017

Trump Blames Puerto Rico for the Economic Crisis the US Created

TRNN explores the roots of Puerto Rico's financial woes with economist Mark Weisbrot  September 26, 2017

Puerto Rico Goes Dark After its Power is Stripped

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but massive debt and a crumbling infrastructure put the island in crisis long before the storm, says Monxo Lopez, a professor at Hunter College  September 22, 2017

The Earthquake Just Keeps Going in Mexico

Central Mexico's 7.1 magnitude earthquake has over 225 casualties so far, but it had help from a government that let infrastructure and buildings crumble long before the quake hit  September 20, 2017

Earthquake in Mexico Unearths Years of Corruption

The Mexican government learned some lessons after the devastating earthquake of 1985, but there hasn't been an end to corruption, says Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy  September 20, 2017

Brazil's Corruption Scandals: No Winners, No End in Sight

The political elite has completely lost control of the situation, but the left is unable to take the reins, says blogger Alex Hochuli, who produces the Aufhebunga podcast  September 13, 2017

Venezuela's President Maduro Presents New Economic Measures

CEPR's Mark Weisbrot explains that the new measures can help alleviate some of Venezuela's economic problems, but do not address the heart of the problem, which is an inflation-depreciation spiral that has given the country an extraordinarily high inflation rate. Trump's recent illegal sanctions will make the situation even more difficult  September 11, 2017

Patriot Act Foils Uruguay's Marijuana Sales

U.S. banks say the 2001 Patriot Act prevents them from doing business with banks in Uruguay that provide services for newly legalized pot sales. The politics in all of it is 'rank hypocrisy,' says economist Bill Black  August 31, 2017

New US Sanctions Against Venezuela to Cause Greater Economic Instability

US sanctions against Venezuela, which VP Pence announced Wednesday, target Venezuelan debt and will make borrowing more expensive, hurting the people Trump claims to help, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot  August 25, 2017

'Donald Trump of Brazil' Runs for President

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's bombastic, homophobic, sexist, and dictatorship-defending presidential candidate is rising in the polls. Mike Fox reports from Brazil  August 25, 2017

Bolivia's Evo Morales Re-Launches Controversial Forest Reserve Road

NACLA's Emily Achtenberg explains the background of President Morales's decision to re-launch the TIPNIS road and how the move is being received among different sectors of Bolivia's population.  August 22, 2017

Ecuador: President Moreno In Battle with Former President Correa

Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa is accusing recently elected president Lenin Moreno of moving the country to the right, using corruption accusations against Vice-President and Correa friend Jorge Glas as cover. TRNN's Greg Wilpert reports  August 16, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump Has No Business Threatening Venezuela

As President Trump claims he won't rule out military force in Venezuela, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says "we need to keep our dirty hands off Latin America"  August 15, 2017

30,000 Mexicans Have Disappeared in Past 10 Years

Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that as thousands disappear the Mexican government has turns a blind eye instead of investigating and preventing disappearances  August 13, 2017

UN Human Rights Report on Venezuela Ignores Opposition Violence

Prof. George Ciccariello-Maher of Drexel University analyzes the latest developments in Venezuela, including a new UN human rights report, US sanctions, and the begrudging admission by President Maduro's foes that he still has popular support  August 9, 2017

A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups is Killing Social Activists in Colombia (pt. 2/2)

On July 30th, 2017 armed gunmen went looking for Bladimir Sanchez Espitia at a relative's house in Bogota, Colombia, and forced their way into the building, terrorizing the housekeeper and some neighbors. Sanchez was not there, because he is hiding, sleeping in a different house every night  August 7, 2017

Controversy Over Venezuelan Vote Count

The CEO of the company that sold and operates the voting machines in Venezuela says that there was a discrepancy of 1 million votes between the turnout figures announced by the CNE and those recorded by his systems. TRNN correspondent Gregory Wilpert and labor and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik discuss the implications. Shortly after this interview, CNE president Lucena said the pronouncement was irresponsible and is considering legal action against Smartmatic  August 2, 2017

A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups is Killing Social Activists in Colombia

A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups are Killing Social Activists in Colombia Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for social activists. We speak to Bladimir Sanchez Espitia, a TRNN collaborator who documents cases of human rights violations and has received a "death letter" himself  August 2, 2017

Could Maia Be the Next Brazilian President?

Rodrigo Maia, head of Brazil's lower house, could be next in line for the presidency if Congress decides to impeach President Michel Temer  August 1, 2017

Trump Sanctions Maduro

The U.S. imposed sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro after his sweeping victory in an election UN Ambassador Nikki Haley calls "another step towards a dictatorship." TRNN discusses the implications with author Steve Ellner and historian Miguel Tinker Salas  August 1, 2017

Lula Expected to Appeal Conviction: What Does It Mean for the 2018 Election?

Judge Sergio Moro presented no hard evidence in convicting former President Lula on corruption charges and his family's political connections renders his judgment questionable says Independent Journalist Mike Fox  July 12, 2017

Empire Files: Abby Martin Meets the Venezuelan Opposition

Abby Martin goes on the deadly front lines of the anti government protests in Venezuela and follows the evolution of a typical guarimba -- or opposition barricade. Watch more on TeleSur  July 13, 2017

Venezuelan Opposition Largely Responsible for the Rising Death Toll and Violence in Venezuela

Lucas Koerner of says the death toll and violence are on the rise but according to the Attorney General's reports more of these deaths are being instigated and attributed to opposition supporters  July 2, 2017

Brazil's Labor Unions Stage Second Strike Against Neoliberal Labor Law Reform

The new labor law would disempower unions and lower standards of living more generally. Meanwhile, President Temer faces unprecedented charges for corruption, explains Michael Fox from Brazil  July 1, 2017

Mexico Uses Israeli Spyware to Target Lawyers, Journalists and Activists

"We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people," says John Ackerman, editor-in-chief of the Mexican Law Review. "We're being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico."  June 24, 2017

Venezuela's Opposition Receives Solid Support from International Media

Media analyst Joe Emersberger takes apart recent international media coverage of Venezuela, which is openly siding with the country's opposition in portraying the government as a dictatorship  June 19, 2017

Brazil Gets Ready to Roll Back Labor Rights

Brazil's labor reform is set to pass the legislature and workers fear a dramatic worsening of their living conditions as a result. A special report from Brazil by Mike Fox  June 7, 2017

Abby Martin: World Ignores Opposition Violence at Venezuela Protests

Empire Files host Abby Martin just returned from Venezuela where she saw first hand how violent opposition protesters attempt to intimidate reporters and thereby give a false impression of what is happening  June 11, 2017

Brazil's Most Important News Outlet Plays Kingmaker

Globo TV withdraws support from President Michel Temer by leaking incriminating recording and issues retraction that implicated former president Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff: report from Mike Fox in Brazil  May 27, 2017

Brazil's Spiraling Corruption Scandal Deepens with Temer at the Centre

A political earthquake hits Brazil again as the highly unpopular president Michel Temer is implicated in new corruption allegations and the calls for immediate elections grow stronger, reports Mike Fox from Brazil  May 19, 2017

Independence Leader Oscar Lopez Rivera is Freed as Puerto Rico Faces 'Colonial' Debt

Juan Gonzalez, a journalist, author, and Democracy Now! co-host, analyzes the release of Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, which comes as Puerto Rico enters a critical bankruptcy process and prepares to hold a referendum on its political future.  May 18, 2017

Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: 'A Great Depression That Doesn't End'

Journalist, author, and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez says the Puerto Rican debt crisis, now entering a critical bankruptcy phase, results from a legacy of U.S. colonial domination and predatory Wall Street debt  May 18, 2017

Supporters Rally for Brazil's Former President Lula as he Testifies in Corruption Case

Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil, where former president Lula da Silva defended himself in court against corruption allegations for the first time  May 11, 2017

Venezuelan Government's Call for a Constitutional Assembly is a "Mixed Bag"

Steve Ellner considers the government's call for a constitutional assembly a positive step for breaking the political deadlock, but it still won't solve the country's most pressing problems  May 12, 2017

Assassination of 41 Activists in Colombia Threatens Peace Process

The Colombian government's peace agreement with the FARC rebels requires the government to protect activists and former FARC fighters, but their government is not living up to this requirement, says Prof. Mario Murillo  May 10, 2017

Most of Brazil Paralyzed as Unions Implement One-Day General Strike

The strike is in response to draconian labor and pension reforms that the government of President Temer is trying to push through as rapidly as possible explains Mike Fox from Brazil  April 29, 2017

Massive Pro and Anti Government Protests in Venezuela

While international media focused almost exclusively on the opposition protests and clashes with the police, the pro-government protests were equally as large, says Lucas Koerner from Venezuelanalysis  April 21, 2017

Brazil's Corruption Investigation Expands to Almost Entire Political Class

The corruption investigation of Brazilian politicians expanded dramatically and is less biased against the center-left. However, the danger is that it will lead to de-politicization and opportunistic anti-politics explains Brazil analyst Alex Hochuli  April 19, 2017

Opposition Protests in Venezuela Lead to Six Deaths

Clashes between protesters and police continued throughout the week in Venezuela, but polls indicate that the government is recuperating popularity and most Venezuelans disagree with opposition tactics says Lucas Koerner of  April 15, 2017

Venezuelans Hold Demonstrations For and Against OAS Effort to Isolate Venezuela

Efforts to invoke the OAS Democratic Charter against Venezuela would only lead to more confrontation in Venezuela says Steve Ellner  April 7, 2017

El Salvador Passes Historic Ban on Metal Mining

The Central American country is the first country in the world to establish a blanket ban on metal mining, protecting the environment following a 12-year political struggle  April 18, 2017

Defeated Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Refuses to Concede

Guillermo Lasso, the conservative who lost Ecuador's presidential vote, is aiming to delegitimize the leftist winner, Lenin Moreno, before he takes office says TRNN's Greg Wilpert  April 6, 2017

Ecuadorians say Lenin Moreno's Victory is a Win for Poor and Working People

In an exclusive report, TRNN correspondent Kimberley Brown speaks to voters who gave Lenin Moreno a narrow victory over right wing candidate Guillermo Lasso  April 3, 2017

International Outrage Over Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision

Venezuela's Supreme Court ratified a decision to invalidate the legislature, causing many to call the government a dictatorship. However, this move actually was the result of an opposition trap, says TRNN's Gregory Wilpert  April 1, 2017

Brazil's Tainted Meat Scandal Exposes Another Corruption Scheme

While corruption scandals proliferate, Brazilians take to the streets to oppose new austerity measures imposed by President Temer, says Mike Fox from Brazil  March 31, 2017

Were Haitian Police Behind Assassination Attempt on Aristide?

Jeb Sprague-Silgado says the firing on the former president's motorcade took place in the context of mass voter disenfranchisement and an attempt to rearrange the country politically away from left forces  March 24, 2017

Honduran Activist Berta Caceres Stood Up Against Racism, Patriarchy, and Capitalism

Filmmaker Jesse Freeston marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Berta Caceres, an outspoken critic of US imperialism and environmental activist  March 2, 2017

Will Social Democracy Prevail in Mexico's 2018 Election?

Andres Manuel Lopez Abradore and the Morena party could revive left-wing politics in Latin America, says National Autonomous University of Mexico's John Ackerman  February 26, 2017

Argentina's President Macri Faces Increasing Scandals and Resistance to His Return to Neoliberalism

The political panorama for Argentina's conservative government looks increasingly difficult according to Prof. Atilio Boron  February 23, 2017

Ecuador Elections Appear Headed Towards Run-off

Despite Rafael Correa's success in improving infrastructure and social spending, the recent recession and attacks by private mass media have dampened enthusiasm for his former vice president Lenin Moreno  February 20, 2017

Ecuador's Presidential Election is the "Stalingrad" of Latin America's Left

The outcome of the presidential election in Ecuador will determine the future of Latin America's left, argues political science Prof. Atilio Boron  February 19, 2017

Will Correa's Party Survive Ecuador's General Elections?

President Rafael Correa has not built a movement in Ecuador capable of mobilizing in support of his chosen successor and current vice president Lenin Moreno, says TRNN correspondent Greg Wilpert  February 7, 2017

Brazil's Corrupt Politicians, Media and the Courts in Cahoots

Officials close to President Temer could face indictment in the Car Wash Scandal, says Joao Feres Jr.  February 2, 2017

Brazilian Judge Presiding Over Car Wash Investigations Dies in Plane Crash

Plane crash occurred just as the judge was about to accept the testimonies of Odebrecht employees, says Joao Feres Jr.  February 2, 2017

Mexican President Faces Crisis of Legitimacy Following Trump Feud

The end of NAFTA and the building of a wall along with a resurgent left movement in Mexico gives an opportunity for the nation to turn away from the neoliberal fantasy of North American integration, says Professor John Ackerman  January 27, 2017

Oscar Lopez Rivera to Be Freed After 36 Years in US Prison

Puerto Rico's independence leader and longest held political prisoner in the U.S. from Latin America will be free.  January 19, 2017

Mexican Gov. Faces Crisis of Legitimacy After Consumption Tax on Oil Catalyzes Popular Protests

Deep disdain for President Enrique Pina Nieto has opened up the possibility of an electoral victory for the left, says Professor John Ackerman  January 8, 2017

Jovenel Moise Awarded Haitian Presidency as Opposition Parties Allege Massive Election Fraud

Haiti's electoral council limited access to the voter tally sheets as the opposition began uncovering fraud, says radio host Margaret Prescod  January 6, 2017

Latin America in 2016: The Resurgence of the Right Continues (2/2)

The second part of our look at how governments shifted to the right in Latin America in 2016, imposing neoliberal economics in amidst high dissatisfaction with government  January 2, 2017

Latin America in 2016: The Resurgence of the Right Continues (1/2)

In Part one, we look at how in Brazil, Peru, and Argentina, governments shifted to the right in Latin America in 2016, imposing neoliberal economics in a context of high dissatisfaction with government  December 31, 2016

Reflections from Cubans on Castro (2/2)

James Early and Paul Jay discuss the potential role of independent trade unions in Cuban politics and the future of relations with the US under President Trump  December 29, 2016

An Interview with a Leader from Brazil's Landless Workers Movement

MST's Gilmar Mauro on the struggle to build a mass organization as an alternative to fascism amidst Brazil's ongoing political crisis  December 27, 2016

Secret Mexican Government Report on Missing Students Shows Official Cover-up

The Unreleased Attorney General's report about the investigation of 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa implicates the investigators, says journalist Anabel Hernandez  December 20, 2016

Brazilian President Temer Signs Constitutional Amendment Imposing 20 Years of Austerity

Rousseff was ousted to shift economic policy towards neoliberalism, and now Temer is rewarding the banks and financial investors for backing the legislative coup, says SOAS Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho  December 15, 2016

President of Brazil's Senate Renan Calheiros Joins the Ranks of Corruption Riddled Political Leaders

Leaders that carried out the legislative coup against Dilma Rousseff, embroiled in corruption scandals are systematically destroying political institutions and social progress in Brazil says Journalist Shobhan Saxena  December 11, 2016

Obama and the Decline of the Left in Latin America

Obama's presidency treated the prospect of democratic nationalism in Latin America similarly as other US presidents, and nearly everybody who was allied with Chavez is now gone, says Consortium News contributor Ted Snider  December 12, 2016

Fidel Castro and Political Rights in Cuba

James Early and Paul Jay discuss the death of Fidel Castro and how corporate media deals with the question of political freedoms and human rights in Cuba  November 27, 2016

Will the Revised Colombia Peace Accord Succeed?

The proposed revisions came primarily from the right-wing while social movements and peace activists around the country were left outside of the renegotiation, says Professor Mario Murillo  November 21, 2016

Brazil Poised to Return to Authoritarian Rule Under Temer

Cassia Bechara of MST says that the Temer government is repressing and criminalizing those who oppose its agenda - including social movements and former Presidents Lula Da Silva and Dilma Rousseff - in order to legitimize itself  November 9, 2016

Brazil's Landless Workers Movement: MST Under Attack By State Police

Joaquin Pinero, a member of the MST directorate in Rio de Janeiro says this type of repression and false allegations of social movement leaders has become rampant in Brazil since the Temer Government took office. MST has been organizing a national general strike that will take place on November 11th.  November 4, 2016

Venezuelan Opposition Seeks Legislative Coup

The National Assembly does not have the constitutional power to remove a president from Venezuela, nor does the opposition have the right to launch a recall with illegal signatures, says George Ciccariello-Maher  October 28, 2016

Amnesty For FARC Rebels and Land Restitution Will Determine Fate of Colombian Peace Process

Political repression and right-wing media discouraged many people from voting in the referendum, says TRNN's Greg Wilpert  October 26, 2016

President Maduro Calls on the Pope to Help Resolve Conflict with Opposition

The government is struggling to provide basic needs for its people due to an informal banking embargo centered around the United States, says Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis  October 25, 2016

For Indigenous Lenca People in Honduras, Rebellion Is a Centuries-Old Story

The assassination of one of the world's most celebrated activists earlier this year is a reminder that indigenous peoples in Honduras and other parts of Latin America face the same sort of plutocracy they faced hundreds of years ago  October 17, 2016

Eddie Conway Interviews Brazilian Youth Militants

While visiting Brazil, TRNN's executive producer spoke to members of several socialist organizations as they congregated for their annual movement building retreat in Brazil.  October 17, 2016

Haitian Activist Speaks Out Against Killing of Fellow Activist

David Oxygene discusses the perils of organizing in Haiti (This interview took place prior to the disaster wrought by Hurricane Matthew)  October 15, 2016

How the Red Cross, UN, and Foreign Governments Made Haiti More Vulnerable to Hurricane Matthew

Interventions, an ongoing cholera epidemic, and the devastating 2010 earthquake left much of the country in a condition that's made the disaster worse  October 7, 2016

Does Colombian President Santos Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

The prize is important because it can help overcome the referendum vote against the peace agreement, says Cristin Espinel of the Colombian Human Rights Committee  October 7, 2016

Discontent Over Amnesty May Have Helped Defeat Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Rural and urban voters were divided over support for the accord, says human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik  October 3, 2016

Colombian Right Gains Upper Hand Following Defeat of FARC Peace Deal

Underlying the referendum defeat is the possibility that conflict could escalate with illegal armed groups in the countryside, says professor Mario Murillo  October 4, 2016

Danny Glover: Upcoming Haitian Election an Opportunity for Self-Determination

The actor and activist discusses who he is supporting and what's at stake for the Haitian people  September 28, 2016

Mexicans Protest on Second Anniversary of Disappearance of 43 Students

The government continues to drag its feet in resolving the case of missing 43 Ayotzinapa students, says Laura Carlsen  September 28, 2016

Brazil's Social Movements Planning General Strike for November

The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) and others are ramping up opposition to the coup government, says the MST's Ana Moraes  October 16, 2016

Ecuador Proposes Worldwide Elimination of Tax Havens

Tax havens do enormous damage to economies around the world, explains Ecuador's foreign minister Guillaume Long  September 26, 2016

Recall Referendum on Maduro Moves to Next Phase in spite of "Irregularities"

Venezuelans are hoping for the political process to follow the constitution, says Jeanette Charles of Venezuela Analysis  September 25, 2016

MST Occupies Government Building in Salvador, Bahia

TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with MST activists about the political and economic crisis in Brazil  September 22, 2016

Danny Glover on the Struggle for Democracy in Haiti

In the lead up to the elections on October 9, actor and activist Danny Glover talks about the two US-backed coups in Haiti and why he's supporting Dr. Maryse Narcisse of the Fanmi Lavalas Party  September 26, 2016

New Brazilian Government Introducing 'Shock Doctrine' Against Social Programs

With the most corrupt people are now running the country, the case against former President Lula might proceed with success, says journalist Shobhan Saxena  September 16, 2016

Brazil's New President Presents Neoliberal Economic Plan

President Temer's economic plan represents a deepening of neoliberal economic policies that Rousseff had already begun and will not improve the economic situation, says Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho  September 15, 2016

Bolivian President Clamps Down on Cooperative Mining Sector Following Conflict

Negotiations between government and mining cooperatives are unlikely after the murder of a vice-minister during a confrontation miners, says Kathryn Ledebur  September 8, 2016

Over a Million People on The Street Demanding New Elections in Brazil

President Michel Temer has just succeeded in carrying out a coup against Dilma Rousseff, but we are unlikely to see him concede to public pressure, says Alex Main of the Center for Economic Policy Research  September 7, 2016

US Shows Support for New Brazilian Gov., But Did It Play a Role in Rousseff's Ouster?

CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot also discusses how mainstream reporting is reinforcing the false promises of austerity for Brazil  September 2, 2016

Massive Pro and Anti Government Demonstrations in Venezuela

Massive opposition protests cannot change the fact that the National Electoral Council is under constitutional obligations that will prevent it from moving the recall referendum to this year, says journalist Jeanette Charles  September 2, 2016

President Dilma Rousseff Impeached, New Government to Pursue Right-Wing Agenda

This is a moment of triumph for those who used the government to shield themselves from very serious corruption charges, revealing the failure of Brazil's so-called democratic institutions, says Harvard University professor Sidney Chalhoub  August 31, 2016

FARC Members Ready for Peace, But Tensions Remain

While the final peace agreement between the FARC and the Colombian government must be ratified by a national referendum, prospects for ending almost 6 decades of civil war in a country with an extensive history of human rights violations and political crimes.  September 1, 2016

Bolivian Government Efforts to Strengthen Mining Regulations Sets Off Conflict With Miners

This latest round of conflict including the death of Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes is over a new mining law that would restrict the ability of cooperative miners to sign contracts with international or private interests, explains Andean Information Network Director Kathryn Ledebur  August 31, 2016

Brazil's Defiant Rousseff Takes the Stand, But Will Democracy Survive?

The Brazilian oligarchy is on the cusp of achieving its major objectives through the parliamentary coup says James Green, Professor of Brazilian History and Culture at Brown University  August 30, 2016

Paramilitaries Pose Threat to FARC-Colombia Peace Deal

The peace deal, which now heads to referendum, comes over more than a century of US intervention in the nation starting with breaking off Panama from Colombia, says labor and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik  August 26, 2016

Brazil Moving Towards Right-wing Foreign Policy

The right wing interim Government which has no popular mandate is actively considering deeper engagement with the US and EU and breaking ranks with developing countries at the WTO, says economist Adhemar Mineiro - Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production  August 24, 2016

Brazil: A State of Economic and Political Paralysis

Under President Michel Temer, Brazil's economic and political paralysis has deepened. With the Dilma Rousseff impeachment vote at the Senate planned for after the 2016 Olympics, the situation is rife with alarming possibilities. - A Joint TRNN and Newsclick Production  August 23, 2016

Afro-Colombians Place Hope in the Peace Process

After over 50 years of civil war, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas are closer than ever to signing a final peace deal which is supported by much of country's black and indigenous populations  August 22, 2016

UN Admits Role in Haiti's Cholera Outbreak After Years of Denial

A lawyer representing the victims says there needs to be continued pressure on the UN to ensure the safety of the host communities where its missions are deployed  August 19, 2016

Mexican Teachers Set to Strike On First Day of School Over Neoliberal Education Reform

Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas program at the Center for International Policy in Mexico City, says the families of the 43 disappeared students joined teachers in protest of the legislation  August 17, 2016

Castro's Legacy for Cuba, Latin America, and the World

Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25, 2016. We replay a TRNN interview with Aviva Chomsky on the occasion of Fidel Castro's 90th birthday that discusses his impact on Cuba and the global revolutionary movement  August 17, 2016

Venezuelan Opposition Unlikely To Secure Recall Referendum Before Year's End

Steve Ellner: The image of Venezuela as an oppressive failed state is really very far from what's happening on the ground.  August 14, 2016

The Fairytale of Olympic 'Legacies'

Jules Boykoff, author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, says protest mobilizations have brought attention to the corruption and mis-spending around Rio's 'corporate sport party for the 1 percent'  August 14, 2016

Brazil's PT Failed to Disengage from Corrupt Elements of Its Political Class

Alex Cuadros, author of Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country, says the PT, under the leadership of Lula and Rousseff, has failed to disrupt corporate influence over politics  August 3, 2016

Summer 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Eclipsed By Controversy

Dave Zirin, author of Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy, says it's the perfect opportunity for the anti-democratic forces in Brazil to market themselves as if they are the saviors of the country  August 2, 2016

No Case Against Suspended President of Brazil But Rousseff May Still be Impeached

Professor of Media Studies Joao Feres Jr. says a recent report exonerates Rousseff but the constitutional procedure will likely be used to remove her from office anyway.  July 15, 2016

Brazilian Artists Speak Out Against "Coup" Government

In a nation-wide occupation movement, artists in Brazil fight the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and lead a protest against newly instated right-wing government  June 30, 2016

Media Exaggerations of Apocalyptic Venezuela Plays into Regime Change Narrative

Gabriel Hetland & Rachael Boothroyd say that the crisis in Venezuela is real, but the international media descriptions of horror stories are far from representative of the real situation on the ground  July 1, 2016

Resurgence in Left Politics in Mexico Following Oaxaca Teachers Strike Massacre

Law professor John Ackerman says the Morena Party is trying to mobilize social movements into a political force that has already brought hundreds of thousands to the streets  June 29, 2016

Commentary: Oaxaca Teachers Strike Is About Defending The Revolutionary Educational Tradition

John Ackerman of UNAD says that acts of state violence, like the police killings at the Oaxaca teacher strike and the "disappearance" of 43 students Guerrero, show that Mexico is not a democracy  June 24, 2016

Historic Ceasefire Agreement Signed in Colombia

The peace agreement between the FARC rebels and the Colombian government is a major achievement, but will take a while to implement and sustain, says Professor Justin Podur  June 24, 2016

Naomi Klein on the Ousting of President Rousseff

At the People's Summit in Chicago, Naomi Klein tells Paul Jay that the suspension of Dilma Rousseff's presidency in Brazil should be called a coup  June 21, 2016

Nine Killed in Police Crackdown on Oaxaca Teacher's Strike

Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that Oaxacan teachers are protesting not only teacher evaluations, but also the entirety of neoliberal reform under Pena Nieto  June 21, 2016

Peru's New Conservative President A Close Ally of the US

Peru's left succeeded in averting an even worse disaster by helping defeat far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori, says Peruvian sociologist Francesca Emanuele  June 15, 2016

Venezuela Takes Next Step Toward Presidential Recall Referendum

While Venezuela's national electoral council moves forward with referendum process, President Maduro introduces new measures to address economic problems  June 10, 2016

Clinton Fuelled a Crisis in Haiti: Why Is Nobody Talking About It?

Hillary Clinton is to blame for Martelly's disastrous presidency, says Nikolas Barry-Shaw of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti  June 3, 2016

Is There an Economic and Political War Against Venezuela?

Floating exchange rate and rising oil prices will go a long way to stabilize the Venezuelan economy, but other economic reforms are also necessary, says CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot  June 2, 2016

Tapes Reveal Coup Plot Against Rousseff, Weakening Temer Government

Media Professor Joao Feres Jr. says that the Temer government, judiciary and the opposition media are all collaborating against the PT as evidence of the conspiracy is revealed  May 26, 2016

Brazil Gets An Unelectable President Amid Protests

Boaventura de Sousa Santos says Brazilians should prepare for "shock therapy" under new president Michel Temer and his cabinet  May 16, 2016

The Resurrection of a Honduran Journalist

Days after suffering a double attempt on his life, Felix Molina gets back to work covering the case of slain indigenous leader Berta Caceres  May 13, 2016

New President of Brazil Moves to Appease Foreign Investors

Prof. Alfredo Saad Filho analyzes the economic implications of the new government of Brazil, following Rousseff's removal from office  May 13, 2016

Dilma Rousseff Removed from Office As Impeachment Proceedings Continue

Brazil's senate votes 55-22 to impeach President Dilma Rousseff; Gregory Wilpert says interim president Michel Temer could begin implementing neoliberal policies immediately  May 12, 2016

Brazil's Congress Halts Impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff

Speaker of the lower house of Congress cites break in procedural rules as reason for annulment of impeachment vote; Dilma Rousseff still not in the clear  May 9, 2016

Venezuelan Opposition Activates Recall on Maduro's Presidency

Steve Ellner says deep discontent across the political spectrum in Venezuela is creating a political vacuum  May 6, 2016

Four Men Arrested for the Murder of Berta Caceres

Grahame Russell of Rights Action Canada says there are too many serious irregularities with the investigation to trust it  May 4, 2016

"Soft Coup" in Brazil is Destroying the Workers' Party and Social Programs

Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says Brazil's whole political system is corrupt and on the verge of collapse, not just the Presidency of Dilma Rousseff  May 2, 2016

US Ignores Disappearances in Mexico to Maintain Financial and Military Presence

The Merida Initiative is not about drug trafficking but in fact about allowing US intervention for the benefit of transnational capital, says Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism  May 11, 17

Brazilian Senate to Vote on President Rousseff's Impeachment

Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos looks at why Rousseff's impeachment is a highly political process and not a legal one and how this "legislative coup" can be compared to others in recent Latin American history  April 27, 2016

Glenn Greenwald: President's Impeachment Process in Brazil is a Trojan Horse for Neo-liberalism

The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald says that President Dilma Rousseff's Vice President and would-be successor, Michel Temer, is a corrupt politician who would take the country on a sharp neoliberal turn  May 5, 2016

Brazil's Impeachment Vote a Political Trial to Subvert Democracy

If President Dilma Rousseff is successfully impeached it will shake confidence in the entire Brazilian democratic system, says Maria Mendonca of the University of Rio de Janeiro  April 19, 2016

Repression Against Landless Peasants Movement in Brazil

Joaquin Pinero of the MST talks about the latest round of repression against the movement and how it is connected to the current political crisis in Brazil.  April 19, 2016

Argentina Represses TeleSUR and other "Undesirable Media"

Pedro Brieger, journalist and professor at the University of Buenos Aires, says Argentinians view the government's dissociation from teleSUR as the loss of one of the only alternative voices for news in Latin America  April 13, 2016

Anything Can Happen in Peru's Presidential Election

Prof. Gerardo Renique talks about the candidates and how the far right and left both have a genuine chance of winning in Sunday's election  April 8, 2016

Brazil's Legal Order as the Source of Political Disorder

Boaventura de Sousa Santos analyzes the state of Brazil's political and legal system  April 5, 2016

Leaked Report Reveals Unsanitary Conditions At UN Bases During Haitian Cholera Epidemic

The United States is actively discouraging countries from holding the UN accountable for bringing cholera to Haiti, says Brian Concannon, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti  April 6, 2016

Colombian GM Workers Engaged in 5-Year Long Protest

Frank Hammer, a retired GM worker from Detroit and labor activist, reports on his visit with GM workers in Colombia and their 5-year protest at the US embassy  April 11, 2016

Brazil's President Faces Impeachment

According to Professor Saad-Filho, President Rousseff is facing a coup in the form of an impeachment process and her chances of surviving it are not good  March 27, 2016

Obama Arrives in Argentina Amid Protests Against his Visit

Argentine social movements protest Obama's visit on the 40th anniversary of a US-supported coup, as well as his praise for the new neoliberal President  March 24, 2016

Cuban Activists Say Telecommunications Infrastructure Must Stay In Cuban Hands

Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, discusses how Cuban advocates for greater internet connectivity are not willing to open the country to U.S. corporations in exchange for internet access  March 17, 2016

Lula Joins President's Cabinet in Brazil, Avoiding Arrest

Joao Feres, Jr. talks about the protests, corruption, and a possible new direction for a Rousseff-Silva government in Brazil  March 17, 2016

New and Old Strategies for Ending the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

Prof. Steve Ellner discusses US intervention in Venezuela, the opposition's amnesty law, and their latest strategies for ousting the president.  March 12, 2016

New and Old Strategies for Ending the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

Prof. Steve Ellner discusses US intervention in Venezuela, the opposition's amnesty law, and their latest strategies for ousting the president.  March 12, 2016

Indigenous Rights Leader Assassinated in Honduras

Jesse Freeston, the director of the documentary "Resistencia," tells us how Berta Caceres has become a martyr in the struggle against the Honduran post-coup regime and how the Obama administration bears responsibility for the current situation in Honduras.  March 3, 2016

Is Mexico a Democracy?

John Ackerman speaks about political violence, corruption, what has made democracy so dysfunctional, and how the Obama administration's policies towards Mexico are not helping.  February 29, 2016

Argentina's Presidential Giveaway to Vulture Funds

James S. Henry analyzes the new conservative Argentine president's economic policies and his effort to appease "vulture" funds.  February 26, 2016

Brazil's Embattled Government Faces Yet More Challenges

With yet another corruption scandal unraveling near President Rousseff and more bad economic news, Alfredo Saad Filho examines the prospects of Brazil's PT government.  February 28, 2016

Bolivian Referendum on Morales Term Limit Extension on Sunday

Kathryn Ledebur of the Andean Information Network discusses the background and implications of the Feb. 21 referendum in Bolivia.  February 20, 2016

Honduran Protesters Continue to Demand Resignation of President Hernandez

Alexander Main of CEPR says protesters are also demanding a United Nations-backed commission like the one that forced the resignation of President Molina in Guatemala  February 19, 2016

Haiti's New Interim President has Close Ties to Business Elite

CUNY's Francois Pierre-Louis and Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford discuss how protesters forced former President Michel Martelly to step down, but the people could lose in the struggle for free and fair elections  February 15, 2016

How the U.S. Fuels the Drug War in Mexico

Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace, co-authors of "A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the 'Mexican Drug War,'" trace the history of the war on drugs from prohibition in the early 20th century to the militarization of police forces today  January 28, 2016

After Haiti Elections Postponed, Is the U.S. Rushing to Protect Clinton?

After massive protests and reports of election fraud, the U.S. continued to push for a presidential election runoff, but former OAS Haiti mission head says the US is protecting candidate Clinton's record  January 26, 2016

El Chapo Arrest Won't Change Narco-Governance in Mexico

John Mill Ackerman says the real problem facing the rule of law in Mexico is Obama's blind support for the Nieto government  January 13, 2016

Opposition Landslide in Venezuela - Maduro Accepts Results

President Maduro accepts results, says counter-revolution has won; Opposition parties might win super-majority in National Assembly that could lead to removal of Maduro - Greg Wilpert and Alejandro Velasco with Paul Jay  December 7, 2015

Why America Remains Silent As Haitians Decry Fraud in National Election

Several reports find rampant fraud despite official results placing Martelly's party in the next round of presidential elections.  December 5, 2015

US Meddling in Venezuela's Elections

National Lawyers Guild President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan discusses the U.S. interests and the rhetoric of Hillary Clinton leading up to Venezuela's parliamentary elections  December 5, 2015

Historic Win for the Right in Argentina's National Election

Maria Esperanza Casullo says, although Mauricio Macri carefully distanced himself from neoliberal economic policies, he won votes from both the richest and poorest Argentinians  November 23, 2015

Fraud Allegations Fly as Haitian Presidential Election Heads to Runoff

As Haiti's two leading presidential candidates head to a runoff, Queens College's Francois Pierre-Louis and CEPR's Jake Johnston discuss the lack of violence and implications of the international community's backing of the election results  November 6, 2015

Clinton Emails Reveal Foreign Meddling in Last Haitian Presidential Election

As Haitians vote for their next president, Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network Ezili Danto and IJDH attorney Nicole Phillips discuss the past and present influence of the international community in election results  October 24, 2015

Clinton Emails Reveal Foreign Meddling in Last Haitian Presidential Election

As Haitians vote for their next president, Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network Ezili Danto and IJDH attorney Nicole Phillips discuss the past and present influence of the international community in election results  October 24, 2015

Latin American Leaders Demand UN Reforms

Journalist Andrea Ixchiu and Alex Main of the Center for Economic and Policy Research weigh in on the statements of the most outspoken leaders of Latin America and their call on larger nations to pay for the economic and environmental havoc unfolding across the world  October 1, 2015

Parents Stage Hunger Strike to Demand Answers One Year After Disappearance of 43 Mexican Students

TRNN speaks with student activists in Mexico about the findings unveiled by the experts commission on the disappearances  September 25, 2015

War Crimes and Land Reform in the Colombian Agreement with FARC

Joshua Large, professor of international relations at the Universidad Eafit in Medellin, Colombia, the agreement was made possible because of the increasing weakness of FARC and neo-liberal economic interests of the Colombian government  September 25, 2015

Koch Brothers' Funds Support Anti-Dilma Protests in Brazil

Author Michael Fox discusses the Koch's motivations and how the Workers' Party is attempting to regain its footing  September 14, 2015

Daughter of The Revolution

Carmen Aguirre, the Author of, Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, recalls the CIA lead coup d'etat against President Salvador Allende on 9/11, 1973  September 11, 2015

Guatemala's Presidential Elections: A Choice Between Elite Interests

Journalist Andrea Ixchiu discusses the neoliberal agenda of the three leading candidates and why the United States pushed for an election only days after the former president's resignation  September 9, 2015

Supreme Court of Canada Ruling Says Ecuadorean Villages Can Sue Chevron

Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch and Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London West, Ontario, discuss the decision of an Ontario court to allow the case to go forward  September 9, 2015

Guatemalan President Molina Arrested After Resignation

Journalist Andrea Ixchiu describes the massive protests and legal case that led to the resignation and arrest of President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala.  September 4, 2015

Court Rules Argentina Creditors Can't Seize Its Central Bank

Former bank regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of a U.S. court ruling regarding Argentina's debt.  September 3, 2015

Clinton Emails and the Privatization of Mexico's State Owned Oil and Gas Company (2/2)

Steve Horn of discusses Hilary Clinton's role in breaking up the state-owned oil and gas company Pemex as well as her climate track record in the context of her State Department tenure  August 17, 2015

Kerry in Havana Restoring the US Embassy

It is a historic retreat by US imperialism and an attempt to disrupt the Cuban revolutionary process says historian and author Gerald Horne  August 14, 2015

Multiple Scandals in Haiti Expose Weakness of Current Development Model

TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux explores the root cause of the scandals involving USAID and the American Red Cross, and looks at whether there is a way to get donations directly to local communities with accountability.  August 14, 2015

Clinton Emails and the Privatization of Mexico's State Owned Oil and Gas Company (1/2)

Steve Horn of says the emails confirm that Clinton's State had a role in breaking up the state-owned oil and gas company, Pemex, paving the way for international oil to wreak the benefits of off shore drilling  August 13, 2015

Despite Violence, Low Voter Turnout Int'l Community Calls Haitian Elections Good Enough

Joining us from Haiti, CUNY's Francois Pierre-Louis and CEPR's Jake Johnston discuss why average Haitians are disillusioned with the electoral process and the international forces invested in its results  August 11, 2015

Estamos de Vuelta! The Cuban Embassy Reopens

Lawrence Wilkerson, retired army colonel and former chief of staff for Colin Powell, discusses what he sees as positives and potential negatives in the new Cuban/North American relations  July 21, 2015

Puerto Rico's Debt Is Not Financial, It's Colonial: The Political Imprisonment of Oscar Lopez Rivera

Vicente "Panama" Alba joined us from Puerto Rico to discuss the political imprisonment and repression of Puerto Rican Nationalists  July 3, 2015

Puerto Rico on the Brink of Financial Collapse

Economist James Henry breakdowns the hedge funds, bond holders, and wealthy individuals who have benefited from Puerto Rico's triple tax exempt status  July 2, 2015

Resistencia: Trailer

Feature documentary from former Real News journalist, Jesse Freeston, on the plantation occupation movement that rose up in response to the 2009 coup d'etat in Honduras.  June 28, 2015

The Global African: Extreme Xenophobia in the Dominican Republic

The Global African takes a look at the prejudice currently in the Dominican Republic, the history of segregation in public spaces, and a special comment on the Charleston shooting.  June 27, 2015

How Big Business Fuels Haitian-Dominican Tensions

With hundreds of descendants of Haitian migrants facing deportation, Haitian Lawyer Network's President Ezili Danto explains how Haitian and Dominican oligarchs exploit Haitian laborers and fuel xenophobia  June 18, 2015

UN Peacekeepers in Haiti Force Girls to Trade Sex for Food, Medicine

IJDH executive director Brian Concannon and Code Blue co-founder Paula Donovan discuss the lack of accountability within the UN and the reforms needed for victims seeking justice  June 11, 2015

GAO Report Finds USAID's Haiti Projects "Unsustainable"

CUNY Assoc. Prof. Francois Pierre-Louis and CEPR researcher Jake Johnston explain key findings in a report and the American development agency's creation of a shadow government in Haiti  June 8, 2015

Cubans Press for Embargo to be Lifted

Glen Ford: The Cuban economy can no longer survive without opening to U.S. markets, but Cubans are struggling to find policies that balance socialist ideals with capitalism.  May 17, 2015

Brazil Analysis: Upper Middle Class Demonstrations Against President Dilma Rousseff (2/2)

Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho of SOAS, University of London says at the heart of the problem is corruption that has plagued the country for over 500 years. The financing of elections is another major issue.  April 27, 2015

Brazil Analysis: Upper Middle Class Demonstrations Against President Dilma Rousseff (1/2)

Prof. Alfredo Saad-Filho of SOAS, University of London says that the demonstrators along with several right wing parties are demanding the return of their privileges  April 26, 2015

Eduardo Galeano Ruptured the Veins of Imperialism in Latin America

Mark Fried, Galeano's long-time collaborator and translator, gives us an inside look at the poet and his verse  April 19, 2015

Lessons from the Summit of the Americas

Mark Weisbrot, co-founder of CEPR, says the U.S. will realize that it won't be able to normalize relations with Cuba without first normalizing relations with the rest of the hemisphere  April 14, 2015

The Global African: The Summit of the Americas & Reparations Conference

In this episode of teleSUR's The Global African, host Bill Fletcher examines the upcoming Summit of The Americas, recent Nigerian elections, and a conference on reparations.  April 10, 2015

Summit of the Americas: U.S. Agenda is to Push TPP to Split Latin American Integration

Miguel Tinker Salas say the new U.S. agenda is an old one, a free trade agreement; this time it's the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many call NAFTA on steroids  April 10, 2015

Summit of the Americas: U.S. Hopes to Regain Control of the Political Process

Alex Main says the U.S. prefers a capitalist democracy to dictatorships, as long as it can control the outcome of elections  April 9, 2015

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Criticizes Solidarity of Latin American Countries for Venezuela

Miguel Tinker-Salas says the U.S. plan to destabilize and isolate Venezuela has backfired as most Latin American states resent the interference and threats against Venezuela  April 9, 2015

The Summit of the Americas in the Context of US Imperialism

Scholar and activist Gerald Horne traces modern-day US foreign policy in Latin America to its colonial roots  April 10, 2015

Summit of the Americas: All Eyes on Cuba

Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report talks about the implications of having Cuba at the table and the growing calls to lift sanctions on Venezuela  April 10, 2015

Senate Tackles Root Causes of Central American Migration, But Ignores Trade Deals

The Senate Homeland Security Committee said that crime is driving the recent uptick in immigration to the U.S., while ignoring the effects sweeping trade deals like NAFTA and CAFTA  April 2, 2015

What Happened to Haiti's Plan to 'Build Back Better'?

Economist James Henry discusses how the Clintons and the international community backed the development of luxury hotels and textile factories in Haiti's capital while paying minimal attention to structural issues like rule of law and tax reform  March 23, 2015

Chile's Growing Corruption Scandal Underscores Need for Whistleblower Protections

Former financial regulator Bill Black reports on a corruption scandal embroiling Chile's conservative party and business executives  March 16, 2015

Who's Behind the Restoration of US-Cuba Relations?

A Cuban-US caravan of academics, social movements and trade organizations were at the centre of negotiations leading to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, says Larry Wilkerson  March 11, 2015

Venezuelan Gov. Releases Audio of Coup Plotters

On Thursday, Venezuela officials released recordings of what it said was proof that opposition figures and some military officers were plotting to overthrow the government - Analysis with Miguel Tinker Salas and Paul Jay  February 27, 2015

Bill O'Reilly May Have Covered-Up a Massacre

Greg Grandin, columnist for The Nation, reports that Bill O'Reilly may have deliberately ignored the 1982 massacre of hundreds in El Mozote, El Salvador while reporting as a foreign correspondent for CBS Nightly News  February 25, 2015

Opposition Leaders Issued a Statement to Signal the Launch of the Foiled Coup

Lucas Koerner, journalist in Caracas for discusses what he knows thus far about the foiled coup in Venezuela  February 17, 2015

Haiti 5 Years After Devastating Earthquake

TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux reviews Haiti's most significant moments in 2014 and looks at how the country is recovering from the 2010 earthquake  January 12, 2015

Cuba has Never Been Culturally Isolated, Just Shielded From the US

The rich cultural life of Cuba thriving and democracy will not be exported to Cuba from the US, it is already working in the form of participatory democracy, says James Early of the Smithsonian Institute and Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center at CUNY.  December 29, 2014

Diplomatic Relations with Cuba and Sanctions for Venezuela

Last week's much-hailed normalization of relations with Cuba was followed by sanctions against Venezuela the very next day, says Alex Main of the Center for Economic and Policy Research  December 23, 2014

Diplomatic Relations with Cuba and Sanctions for Venezuela

The much-hailed normalization of relations with Cuba was followed by sanctions against Venezuela the very next day, says Alex Main of the Center for Economic Policy Research  December 19, 2014

The US and Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations With A Spy Swap

The US has finally admitted defeat in its policies of trying to isolate and overthrow the government of Cuba says, Reese Erlich a freelance journalist and author  December 17, 2014

The Three Remaining 'Cuban 5' Go Home

In a historic move bypassing congress, President Obama restores diplomatic relations with Cuba, and in a simultaneous telecast President Raul Castro hails the decision but reminds us that the blockade is still in place, says Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights  December 17, 2014

A Second Mexican Revolution in the Works (2/2)

Climate of impunity persists in Mexico and only 6.8 % of the 33 million crimes committed in 2013 were ever investigated says John M. Ackerman, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico  December 15, 2014

A Second Mexican Revolution in the Works

The case of the 43 missing students has sparked a second revolution in Mexico as the discontent over current socio-economic conditions grows, says John M. Ackerman, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico  December 2, 2014

Tens of Thousands March to End Impunity for the Mexican Narco-State

Prof. John Ackerman argues that outrage over the 43 recently disappeared college students has the potential to unite social forces to challenge the US-backed Mexican narco-state  November 11, 2014

After Re-election, Rousseff Faces A Conservative Congress in Brazil

Michael Fox of teleSUR says Dilma's campaign was won by building on Lula's legacy of social inclusion and supporting political reform  October 27, 2014

Ecuador to Adopt Digital Currency

Economist Bill Black says Ecuador's plan is supposed to provide bank services to rural communities through mobile phones  September 5, 2014

Xavante's Song

Hiparidi Top'Tiro Xavante says indigenous peoples of the Amazon are uniting to defend their way of life and protect the biodiversity of the "lungs of the world"  August 25, 2014

Protecting the Amazon Includes Defending Indigenous Rights

Hiparidi Top'Tiro Xavante says indigenous peoples of the Amazon are uniting to defend their way of life and protect the biodiversity of the "lungs of the world"  August 25, 2014

Argentina Sues U.S. in World Court to Stop Vulture Fund Billionaire

Greg Palast: President Obama has failed to exercise his authority to stop a New York judge from ordering Argentina to pay  August 8, 2014

The Forces behind Argentina's Default

James Henry explains why Argentina has a U.S. court deciding its financial fate and how this profits vulture capitalists like Paul Singer  July 31, 2014

Dave Zirin: Abolish FIFA

Sports journalist Dave Zirin says bribery and corruption are endemic to FIFA, and discusses what could take its place in the world of soccer  June 17, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Preserves Power of Finance Over Argentina

Bill Black reports on the significance of the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases involving Argentinian debt obligations to international creditors  June 16, 2014

Child Detainees Victims of US Immigration Policy Based On Mass Incarceration & Detention

As the harsh conditions faced by children in overcrowded immigration detention centers dominate headlines, The Real News looks at the policy that created these conditions  June 15, 2014

Protesters Clash with Police in Brazil - Dave Zirin on World Cup 2014 (1/2)

Dave Zirin, author of "Dancing with The Devil", on why Brazilian protesters are fighting against the sport they love  June 12, 2014

Brazilian Military Deployed, Civil Unrest Intensifies Two Days Before World Cup

The Brazilian government deploys more than 200,000 troops after workers across sectors continue to strike. Amnesty International warns the Brazilian government's response to protests and strikes could lead to indiscriminate violence.  June 9, 2014

Brazilian Workers Strike and Protest Runup to World Cup

Throughout the month of May, Brazilian workers have been staging strikes throughout the country, causing major disruptions daily. In Salvador, a recent public transportation strike brought the city to a grinding halt for two days. On the eve of the World Cup, public outrage towards the government for its mismanaging public funds for the games is intensifying  June 3, 2014

Corpos enchem o necroterio durante a greve da Policia Militar

Corpos enchem o necroterio durante a greve da Policia Militar  April 30, 2014

TRNN Original Report: Brazilian Police on Strike Abandon Salvador Streets As the City's Death Toll Rises

More than 150 people have been killed throughout Brazil's northeast state Bahia, after police go on strike demanding higher pay - a move that's viewed as quite political ahead of elections  April 25, 2014

The Modern History of Venezuela and Popular Democracy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (9/9)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander assesses Chavez's attempt to establish a participatory democracy that changed the structure of power and decision making  April 23, 2014

The Modern History of Venezuela, The Protests and Democracy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (8/9)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander says while there are problems with the democratic process in Venezuela, the current protests are anti-democratic attempts to bring down an elected government  April 22, 2014

The Modern History of Venezuela, Why Still So Much Crime? - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (7/9)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander analyzes why the Chavez and Maduro governments have so far been unable to reduce the high rates of murder and violent crime  April 18, 2014

The Modern History of Venezuela and the Need for a Post-Oil Economy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (6/9)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander says to strengthen democracy, develop food sovereignty and help save the planet, Venezuela must develop a plan to transition away from an extractive economy  April 17, 2014

The Modern History of Venezuela: The Bolivarian Revolution - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (5/9)

Mr. Lander discusses the achievements and failures of the revolution led by President Hugo Chavez  April 16, 2014

One Percent of Environmentalists Killings Lead to Convictions

Global Witness report co-author Oliver Courtney discusses the alarming number of murders in South America and how governments and corporations work in unison to subvert indigenous rights  April 15, 2014

The Modern History of Venezuela from 1973 to the Caracazo Massacre - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)

Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from the rise of neo-liberal capitalism to the suppression and slaughter of protesters against it  April 15, 2014

The Modern History of Venezuela from 1908 to 1973 - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (2/9)

Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from dictatorship to attempts at democratic governments and back  April 14, 2014

The Beginning of the Chavez Era - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (4/9)

Mr. Lander, with host Paul Jay, traces the events that set the stage for the Bolivarian Revolution and the Chavez era of Venezuela  April 11, 2014

From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (1/9)

Mr. Lander tells Paul Jay that in '98, when he saw the whole of the establishment getting together to defeat Chavez, he voted for him even though he had a lot of reasons not to like him  April 10, 2014

How the Ecuadorian Economy Grew in a Global Recession

Economist Bill Black discusses how the investment in education, healthcare, and infrastructure fueled Ecuador's economic "miracle"  March 24, 2014

Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me - Michael Ratner on RAI (5/7)

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that in the 70's, the thrust for a more radical movement in New York was led by the fight for Puerto Rican independence  March 11, 2014

Venezuela One Year After Chavez's Passing

Latin American studies professor Miguel Tinker Salas and journalist Ewan Robertson discuss the presidency of Hugo Chavez  March 5, 2014

Venezuela Anti-Government Protests Lack Support from the Barrios

Lisa Sullivan & Ryan Mallett-Outtrim report from Venezuela that the country's anti government protests are continuing with no end in sight but continue to lack appeal in low income neighborhoods  March 4, 2014

Why is Inflation So High in Venezuela?

Gregory Wilpert (2/2): Attempting to build socialism surrounded by a global capitalist economy and being reliant on oil revenues, Venezuela is struggling to find a solution to capital flight and exchange rate problems  February 23, 2014

Venezuela Protests Reveal Rivalry in Opposition Leadership

Gregory Wilpert (1/2): High inflation and shortages trigger a protest movement that splits opposition camp  February 22, 2014

Venezuelan Opposition Divided On Question of Regime Change

Steve Ellner: As both sides continue to mobilize supporters, class divisions within Caracas will limit the opposition's ability to oust the Maduro regime  February 19, 2014

'Tres Amigos' Mexico Summit Advancing Neoliberal Reforms

John Ackerman and Jeff Faux discuss how the meeting between the heads of Canada, Mexico and the United States will advance policies that increase inequality and fuel drug-related violence in Mexico  February 18, 2014

US Backing the Destabilization of Venezuela

Keane Bhatt: Elite forces in Venezuela and the US are determined to undermine the accomplishments of the Bolivarian revolution  February 18, 2014

Will Mexico's Successful Anti-Cartel Militias' Seek Systemic Change?

Mexico's anti-drug cartel and corruption vigilante groups are growing in power and influence, but whose interests do they serve?  February 2, 2014

Mexico's Vigilante Groups Are a Force to Reckon with for Drug Cartels and Army

The Mexican Federal Government negotiated a deal with the "Autodefensas", or community militias, as they fight to loosen the drug cartel's monopoly on power and violence in the Mexican state of Michoacan  -232 min ago

20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA's Biggest Lie

Tim Wise: The numbers expose the official distortions around NAFTA's failed promises  January 2, 2014

Zapatista's Warning Over NAFTA Rings True 2 Decades Later

Zapatistas correctly predicted that neoliberal economic policies like NAFTA would exacerbate poverty and undermine democracy  January 2, 2014

CIA Aiding Colombian Government in Assassinations of FARC Leadership

The Washington Post exposes how the CIA and NSA have transferred advanced tracking technology to the Colombian government to help eliminate FARC leadership, despite human right violations against its civilian population  December 24, 2013

Uruguay Becomes First Country To Fully Legalize Marijuana

The small Latin American country of Uruguay has become the only country that allows growing and selling marijuana  December 11, 2013

Local Communities vs Economic Development in Ecuador

In San Jose de Intag, indigenous communities face an ill-matched battle to defend their environment against mega mining projects  December 11, 2013

Thousands in Honduras Decry "Fraudulent" Election and Call for Recount

Activists and some election observers in Honduras vow to call for free and fair recount in election they say as rigged in favor of the ruling conservative party  December 2, 2013

Venezuela Tightens State Control Over Its Economy

Gregory Wilpert: Venezuela Strengthens State Control Over Economy in Effort to Combat Inflation  November 24, 2013

Political Repression Intensifies Ahead of Honduran Presidential Election

Jesse Freeston: Violence and political repression by western-backed Honduran military raises questions if Sunday's presidential election will be open and fair  November 23, 2013

Nicaraguan President Ortega's Power Grab

James Henry: Daniel Ortega accumulating power, giving tax breaks to the rich instead of addressing inequality  November 20, 2013

Ecuadorian Tribesmen Killed in Army Raid

In Ecuador, social and political conflict continues, amid a governmental and private push to exploit mining resources, despite resistance from indigenous movements.  November 10, 2013

Colombian Farmers and Union Activists Under Attack

Social justice activists face grave risks in Colombia, considered to have one of the worst human rights record in the Western Hemisphere  November 3, 2013

Colombian Peace Talks Advance, Both Sides Optimistic

Gregory Wilpert: As Colombia marks one-year anniversary of peace negotiations, both the FARC and government officials work to end decades-long conflict  November 2, 2013

New GMO Crops Temporarily Blocked in Mexico

Timothy Wise: Anti-GMO activists in Mexico score a major, if tentative, victory.  October 29, 2013

Colombian Villagers Blockade State Drilling Project

Citing environmental concerns, central Colombian villages use months of direct action to delay planned state oil project.  October 26, 2013

First-Ever Case of Canadian Mining Company Going To Trial In Canada For Alleged Abuses Abroad

The trial of HudBay Minerals marks a first-time legal precedent of a Canadian company being held to account in Canadian courts for alleged shootings and gang rapes in Guatemala  October 22, 2013

Brazil's Rousseff Set to Privatize Libra Oil Field

Despite protests and previously stating her opposition, Brazil's Dilma Rousseff auctions off 60% of Brazil's largest oil field  October 22, 2013

Honduras' Banana Coast: Ripe for Development?

Garifuna communities and developers battle over mega-tourism projects  October 21, 2013

Original Yasuni Proposal Would Have Made Ecuador a Pilot Project for Green Development

The failure of this initiative points at an important issue of our times, the necessity to balance civilization's growth and the well being and preservation of our planet and its biosphere.  October 16, 2013

Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in Amazon Rain Forest

On October 3rd 2013, Ecuador's National Assembly authorized the project to drill for oil in the Yasuni National forest, which is a biosphere reserve and home of endemic tribes and unique animal species.  October 15, 2013

Brazil Agrobusiness Lobby Set to Appropriate Native Land and Timber

Indigenous organizations protest in Brasilia, against the proposed Constitutional Reform PEC 215 to put the fate of Amazonian Forests in the hands of Congress; this motion was promoted by "Bancada Ruralista", the Agribusiness' lobby many years ago and it is being discussed now.  October 13, 2013

US-Latin America Relations Hit New Low

Gregory Wilpert: US foreign policy only contributes to the further deterioration of US-Venezuela relations  October 9, 2013

Mexico's Tlatelolco Massacre 45 Year Anniversary March Met with Police Repression

Riot Police Brutally Repress Commemorative Protest in Mexico City: Students and Allies march to honor 45th anniversary of Tlatelolco Massacre  October 6, 2013

Brazil, Corruption and the Mass Movement

As the Supreme Court of Brazil orders a retrial of convicted PT politicians, Joao Pedro Stedile, Leader of the Landless Rural Workers Movement, says the mass movement must become capable of setting the political agenda  October 3, 2013

Bolivian Women's Groups Demand Decriminalization of Abortion

Abortion remains legally restricted in almost all of Latin America, and in Bolivia clandestine abortions are the third leading cause of maternal deaths  October 2, 2013

Latin American Leaders Denounce US Intervention at UN

Brazil's Rousseff outraged over NSA spying revelations, Bolivia's Morales calls for Obama government to be judged in tribunal  September 27, 2013

Mexico Police Repress Opponents of Neoliberal School Reform

Through harassment, arbitrary detention and violence, Mexico sweeps teachers and students  September 22, 2013

Mexico City Police Violently Crackdown on Occupying Teachers

In Mexico City police attack peaceful teachers protesting new Mexico education bill  September 16, 2013

National Farmers and Social Strike gets seeds control law 970 suspended

In Colombia after 21 days of a nationwide strike by thousands of farmers, blocking more than 40 roads nationwide, protesting farmers forced the Colombian government to negotiate the rejection of a farm bill and the release of detained protesters.  September 14, 2013

Bolivians Protest US Attack On Syria

Regional bloc UNASUR opposes possible U.S. military strike Strike On Syria  September 8, 2013

Tens of Thousands March Against Mexico School Privatization

Teachers blockade downtown Mexico City to protest education reforms they say is harmful to public schools  September 5, 2013

Brazil Police Torture and Disappear Slum Residents With Impunity

Brazil's police have tortured and disappeared more people under democratic leadership (1985-present) then during its military dictatorship (1964 - 1985)  September 4, 2013

Tens of Thousands of Colombian Farmers On Strike For Their Survival

Farmers and their supporters protesting so called "Free Trade Agreements" that would likely eliminate their livelihoods  September 3, 2013

Big Oil Gets Green Light to Explore Ecuadorian Amazon

Patrick Bond: Ecuador President Rafael Correa is a petro-Kenysian who failed to sell Yasuni National Park in carbon markets and to international donors, and now he's turned a blind eye to what's really needed  August 27, 2013

Pope Seduced Brazil, Echoes the Right

Pope Francis impressed Brazilians with his modest lifestyle and sympathy for the poor, but he did not support the mass struggle for economic justice and instead echoed the right-wing focus on corruption in government  August 5, 2013

How the Media Got Guatemala's Dos Erres Massacre Wrong

Keane Bhatt: NPR received a Peabody award for their piece on the 1982 massacre, but they omit one important fact; the US directly sponsored the Guatemalan special forces that brutally killed thousands of civilians  August 1, 2013

Will Brazil's PT Government Choose the Movement or the Elites?

The PT government has tried to please the financial elites and gradually reduce poverty, but with public services in crisis, right-wing parties are attempting to use the public's discontent to their advantage  July 17, 2013

Brazil's Major Unions Join Movement for First Time, Strike in 150 Cities

Brazilian workers strike across the country in "Day of Social Struggle' demanding specific reforms.  July 12, 2013

The Far Reaching Tentacles of Border Militarization

Central American Migrants feel brunt of increasing border security in Mexico  July 7, 2013

In Response to Protests, Brazil's Congress Votes to Invest 100% of Oil Revenue into Education and Healthcare

President Dilma Rousseff conceded many of the demonstrators' demands, and called for a national compromise to improve public services, by investing 100% of Brazil Oil revenues in education and health care.  July 1, 2013

Salvador Protests Attempt to Disrupt FIFA Game in Brazil

Salvador's 'Sleeping Giant' awakens as city erupts in violence during FIFA confederation cup  June 24, 2013

Brazil's Nationwide Protest Movement Enters Third Week

Waves of protests continue in Brazil as demonstrators demand government take decisive action to address their demands  June 24, 2013

Largest demonstration in Salvador's history marred by police violence

Clashes erupt in Brazil as military police attack protesters marching on FIFA stadium at opening confederation game in Salvador  June 21, 2013

A million people across Brazil say "it's not about 20 cents"

More than a million people demonstrate in a hundred cities across Brazil, and raise new demands.  June 21, 2013

Brazilian Authorities Rescind Bus Fare Hike Yet Massive Protests Continue

Brazil protest that began over increasing cost of public transportation continues to draw tens of thousands to the streets  June 20, 2013

Paraguayan Indigenous Community Reoccupies Territory After Two Decades of Forced Expulsion

After state fails to fulfill international court order returning ancestral lands illegally usurped by German cattle rancher, community decides enough is enough  June 23, 2013

Hundreds of Thousands of Brazilians Protest Country's Harsh Inequities

Protest against bus fare increase sparked nationwide protest movement demanding systemic change  June 18, 2013

Mexican Activists Demand State Accountability For Increasing Numbers of Disappeared

"Alive They Took Them, Alive We Want Them" Mexico rally demand calls for end to forced disappearances  June 7, 2013

US Drug War Props Corrupt Mexican Ruling Class

John Ackerman: Last two Mexican presidents relied on US support for legitimacy not found in polls  June 4, 2013

Mexico's Drug War Claims 70, 000 Lives in 6 Years

John Ackerman: Mexico's government estimates 26,000 people have gone missing since 2007 and as many as 70,000 killed in drug-related violence.  June 4, 2013

Activists Demand Mexican President Be Held Responsible for Deaths of Protesters

Activists say Mexican president Pena-Nieto must be held accountable for activist's murders and torture during his governorship seven years ago  May 19, 2013

Mexican Worker-Run Tire Factory a Success

Union wins years long struggle against vulture capitalists and now helms one of Mexico's most successful tire factories  May 8, 2013

Obama Visits Mexico - US Policy Helped Create a Land of Government Corruption and Narco Gangs

While the media concentrates on energy, trade talks and securing the border, the real issue is Mexico's descent into a narco-state  May 2, 2013

"Generation Without Fear" Demands Free Education in Chile

A massive student demonstration raises demand to end economic policies created under Pinochet Dictatorship  May 1, 2013

Mexican Journalists Threatened and Murdered Exposing Official Involvement with Narco Gangs

A report on how courageous Mexican journalists are threatened and assassinated while reporting on relationship between senior police and political figures and transnational narco gangs  April 24, 2013

Pope Francis accused by family and friends of tortured priests

Jorge Mario Bergoglio known for his opposition to progressive governments and clerics, is accused of silence, cooperation with Argentinean dictatorship  March 19, 2013

A New Pope and "The Most Corrupt Vatican Since the Borgias"

Matthew Fox (former Catholic priest) discusses the Vatican's work with the CIA and it's alliance with far right political forces and Pope Francis' opposition to liberation theology in Latin America.  March 13, 2013

The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

Greg Wilpert looks at the achievements, failures and life of the leader of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution  March 7, 2013

Venezuela Announces the Death of Hugo Chavez

Venezuela's Vice President Maduro tells the nation he is resolved to carry on the work of Chavez  March 5, 2013

Chavez Returns Home; Venezuela's Bolivar Devalued

Greg Wilpert: Status of Chavez's health still not known; devaluation necessary to curb inflation  February 25, 2013

Correa wins re-election and says banks and mass media don't rule anymore

President Rafael Correa re-elected with 61% of the vote, he faces 4 critical years for Ecuador  February 18, 2013

Ecuador Chooses Stimulus over Austerity

Bill Black: As Ecuador votes for new president, the stimulus policies of current president Correa have kept Ecuador out of recession  February 14, 2013

The Legacy of Chile's Pinochet Dictatorship Lives On

State repression of social movements by militarized Carabinero police force draws international condemnation  February 12, 2013

Drug War Mexico, NAFTA and Why People Leave

Peter Watt (author of Drug War Mexico): US policy and neo-liberal "reforms" helped create conditions for the growth of drug cartels and the impoverishment of millions  February 4, 2013

Cuba Not Isolated in Latin America

Alex Main: Cuba becomes president of Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries as even close American allies defy US policy of isolating Cuba  February 4, 2013

#132 Mexican Student Movement Confronts New President

A YouTube video sparks a mass student movement protesting against newly elected President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto  February 1, 2013

Indigenous Mapuche People Struggle Against the Chilean State and Private Companies

Most recent hunger strike by imprisoned activists over “politically motivated prosecutions” and state application of Antiterrorist Law comes to a close as conflict between Mapuche communities and the Chilean state intensifies  January 31, 2013

GM Rejects Talks as Ex-worker Enters 71st Day Of Hunger-Strike

Ex-workers and their supporters aim to pressure GM to negotiate with employees injured at auto plant in Colombia  January 30, 2013

The Privatization of Chile's Sea

Many small-scale fishermen say new fishing law could spell the end of their livelihood  January 18, 2013

Canada Suspends Aid to Haiti, UN, US, Canada Spend Money on "Security" as Cholera Persists

Mark Weisbrot: Canada demands more effective Haitian government but most aid went to NGO's; failure of government a result of American and Canadian backed coup  January 10, 2013

Chavez Misses Inauguration, Will Be Sworn in by Supreme Court if he Recovers

Alex Main (CEPR): Venezuelan opposition hopes to take advantage of crisis but after sweeping state elections and winning decisively in the Presidential election, Chavez forces unlikely to lose power in a new election  January 11, 2013

Ecuador vs The Bankers

President Correa passes legislation that raises taxes on financial sector to finance a "Human Development Bond"  January 7, 2013

Socialists Sweep Venezuelan State Elections as Chavez Recovers in Cuba

Greg Wilpert: It's likely Chavez will not remain in office and Maduro will head into elections  December 18, 2012

Student Movement Marks Radical Shift in Chilean Politics

While students have not achieved their demand for free quality public education, movement develops new strategies with an eye towards upcoming 2013 elections  December 20, 2012

The Ugly Canadian: Harper Policy in Latin America

Yves Engler: Canada has been openly hostile to Venezuela and leftward swing in Latin America - except in Cuba where Canada has large commercial interests  January 17, 2013

The Ecuadorian Mining Dilemma

Ecuador needs revenues from mining in Amazon, but it will destroy nature and many indigenous people's way of life  November 26, 2012

Broken Anvil: Human rights groups push for Washington investigation

Annie Bird of Rights Action discusses May 11th killings  October 30, 2012

Chavez Wins After Massive Voter Turnout

A Real News report from Caracas: Venezuelan opposition candidate accepts election results that hand Chavez a 10-point victory with more than 54% of the vote  October 8, 2012

Colombian GM Workers Back on Hunger Strike After Negotiations Break Down

TRNN exclusive interview with Jorge Parra, president of the Association of Injured Ex-Workers of GM Colombia. Some members have re-sewn their lips shut as they resume their hunger strike to the death.  September 17, 2012

Obama vs Romney on Human Rights

Michael Ratner: President Obama’s record on human rights is no better than George Bush  September 14, 2012

Broken Anvil: Victims Fight for Justice After DEA Operation Leaves Four Dead in Honduras

Soldiers opened fire from U.S. government helicopters, killing four people, including two pregnant women  August 21, 2012

Colombian GM Workers on Hunger Strike Until Death Sew Their Mouths Shut

Thirteen auto workers in Bogotá, Colombia are completing their third week of a hunger strike they say they won’t end until General Motors agrees to negotiate with their demands. (On Thursday, August 23 the strikers announced that GM had agreed to negotiate. This story was produced in the days prior to this agreement. The full statement from the strikers is included beneath the video player.)  August 22, 2012

The US War on Drug Cartels in Mexico is a Deadly Failure

Mark Karlin: Approximately 50,000 or more Mexicans have been killed since Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a so-called war on drug cartels.  September 15, 2012

Pressure on UN to Take Responsibility for Haiti's Cholera Outbreak

Documentary film sends strong message linking UN troops as the cause of Cholera outbreak in Haiti  July 26, 2012

Roots of Correa's Ecuador

A big grassroots movement shaped this South American Republic's new policies  July 20, 2012

Mass Protests Against Mexican Election Results

Student movement takes to the streets to reject what they call election fraud  July 19, 2012

Thousands of Mexicans Protest Alleged Elections Fraud

James Cockcroft: Mexican Elite will not allow Andres Lopez Obrador to be President  July 16, 2012

Is Haiti's Reconstruction Path Paved in Gold?

Haiti's Gold Discovery Attracts Major US & Canadian Mining Companies  July 12, 2012

True Cost of Chevron in Ecuador

Robinson Yumbo, President of the National Indigenous Federation of the Cofan People on the multi-billion dollar woes of Chevron in Ecuador  July 6, 2012

"True Cost of Chevron" Protest at Shareholders Meeting

Antonia Juhasz: Chevron CEO fails to disclose significance of massive lawsuits in Brazil, Nigeria and Ecuador to shareholders  July 3, 2012

Is Ecuador's Economic Policy a Non Neo-Liberal Alternative?

Rebecca Ray: Ecuador's economy continues to grow in spite of recession as they pursue policies that target poverty alleviation  June 7, 2012

Who Wants Peace in Colombia?

Forrest Hylton: The far right is not interested in a peace process  June 1, 2012

Argentinian Central Bank Targets Growth, Not Lower Inflation

John Weeks: The Central Bank of Argentina breaks ranks with neo-liberal banking policy and targets jobs over lower inflation  May 22, 2012

Is Ecuador's Economic Policy a Non Neo-Liberal Alternative?

Rebecca Ray: Ecuador's economy continues to grow in spite of recession as they pursue policies that target poverty alleviation  May 22, 2012

Thousands Call for Peace in Colombia

Thousands of victims of violence march in Bogota tell warlords they want an end to the conflict  May 15, 2012

Did Social Over Spending Cause the Euro-Crisis?

Carlo Panico: Most media pays no attention to scientific economic literature  May 10, 2012

US Isolated at Summit of Americas

Alex Main: From Cuba to the war on drugs, only Canada supports US policy  April 17, 2012

10 Years Since the Venezuelan Coup

An excerpt from the film 'Inside the Revolution' that tells the story of the 2002 coup against Hugo Chavez  April 11, 2012

US Blocking Cuba Attending Summit of Americas

Alex Main: Latin America moving away from US control with CELAC, an alternative to OAS  March 24, 2012

Chávez Faces Crime and Housing Shortage as Key Issues in Coming Venezuelan Elections

Gregory Wilpert: Chávez dramatically reduced poverty and remains popular but must solve critical problems plaguing the country  March 13, 2012

Hundreds Killed in Honduras Jail Fire Shows Post-Coup Impunity

Guards fired at prisoners trying to escape, part of a militarization of security that does not hold police, soldiers or generals accountable for crimes and human rights violations  February 24, 2012

Mexicanos Piden Justicia Por Estudiantes Normalistas Asesinados

Después del asesinato de dos estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Ayotzniapa, por la policia, durante una manifestacion el diciembre 2011 en el estado sureño de Guerrero, estudiantes Mexicanos han movilizado para pedir justicia y seguir exigiendo reformas educativas.  February 15, 2012

Ecuador Creating Alternative to Neo-Liberal Model

Jayati Ghosh: Ecuador raising taxes on wealthy, higher royalties on oil companies and making large social investments  February 2, 2012

Chile Rising

Al Jazeera's Fault Lines follows Chile's student protest movement and examines the underlying issues driving the anger  January 19, 2012

Is Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala? Pt2

Lyuba Zarsky: Environmental and health effects are a violation of human rights  November 21, 2011

Is Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala?

Lyuba Zarsky: 85% of gold revenues leave the country, where majority live in poverty  November 14, 2011

Argentina's President Fernandez wins landslide poll

EuroNews: Argentina's centre-left President Cristina Fernandez has scored an easy win in her bid for re-election  October 25, 2011

The Deadliest Place in the World for a Journalist

Mini-documentary on the Honduran journalists that have watched 15 colleagues assassinated in 19 months under the Lobo regime, a government Barack Obama praises for its "strong commitment to democracy"  October 8, 2011

Student Movement Rocks Chile

Students campaign against privatized educational system, demand education as a right  September 2, 2011

Chilean students demand education reform

Al Jazeera: Tens of thousands of students demonstrating in the capital against their country's education system  August 16, 2011

La Policia de Honduras Arasa con un Pueblo

Reportaje desde la comunidad campesina de Rigores en el valle Aguán, dondé un desalojo por parte de las autoridades deja a más de cien familias sin hogares  July 31, 2011

Honduran Police Burn Community to the Ground

Homes, churches, schools, and crops all destroyed as the post-coup government continues to side with wealthy plantation owners over the country's organized farmers  July 31, 2011

Battling Cancer, Chavez Returns to Venezuela

Hugo Chavez returned to Caracas on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from Cuba, still under treatment for cancer  July 5, 2011

Fault Lines - Mexico: Impunity and Profits

Al Jazeera: The border city of Juarez has become infamous as the murder capital of the world  June 22, 2011

SlutWalk Lands in Tegucigalpa

Honduran capital's "Marcha de las Putas" becomes latest site for international movement against blaming victims for sexual violence  June 19, 2011

Massive Turnout for Zelaya Launches New Chapter of Honduran Struggle

'Largest gathering in Honduran history' receives deposed leader's return, but where to now for Honduran resistance movement?  June 1, 2011

Two Years After Coup, Overthrown President Returning to Honduras

Ex-President Zelaya's return to Honduras not a return to democracy  May 28, 2011

Reporting Against Deadly Odds in Mexico

Al Jazeera: Mexico no longer has a free press because of it's drug war  May 6, 2011

Mexican Gangs Move to Honduras

Tim Johnson: Drug gangs muscle into new territory in Central America  April 23, 2011

Special Report: Honduran Teachers Get Shock Treatment

Post-coup regime in Honduras carrying out unprecedented assault on the most organized sector of the resistance, the teachers  April 18, 2011

Students Battle Police at Honduran University

Students and teachers defend against police attack on resistance movement at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras  April 1, 2011

Brutal Repression in Honduras Targets Teachers, Popular Resistance

Weeks of demonstrations continue against de-facto regime and its plans to privatize public education  March 31, 2011

Report from Land Occupations in Post-Coup Honduras

Poor farmers are taking land from agribusiness that supported the 2009 military coup--and paying with their lives  March 31, 2011

Haitians Demand New Elections

Mark Weisbrot: US pressure forcing election runoff only with candidates they favor  February 26, 2011

Waiting for Justice in Haiti: One Year Later Part 7

Camille Chalmers: Exploring the nature of the crisis in Haiti and the responses it has been given by the international community to this day  February 26, 2011

Waiting for Justice in Haiti: One Year Later Part 6

Josette Perard : On the ground experience helps provide recommendations to help with Haiti's recovery  February 26, 2011

Waiting for Justice in Haiti: One Year Later Part 5

Alexis Erkert Depp: Lack of options and resources leaves thousands of displaced Haitian citizens living in dehumanizing conditions.  February 26, 2011

Waiting for Justice in Haiti: One Year Later Part 4

Maricia Jean : Women in Haiti are subjected to violence and rape post the earthquake due to a lack of infrastructure.  February 26, 2011

Waiting for Justice in Haiti: One Year Later Part 3

Manolia Charlotin: The media's portrayal of Haiti and what you can do to increase accountability. A call to ask questions.  February 26, 2011

Waiting for Justice in Haiti: One Year Later Part 2

Gina Ulysse: Rushing to action is not the solution to Haiti's problems. Talking is action and Haitians need to be included in the conversation.  February 26, 2011

Waiting for Justice in Haiti: One Year Later Part 1

Danny Glover: Haiti's history and Haiti's relationship to today's world  February 26, 2011

One Year Later, Life no Better in Haiti

Nicole Lee: Stability of markets depends on countries like Haiti remaining poor, Europe, US' commitment is to their own subsidies only  January 12, 2011

Direct Action from Brazil to Wisconsin

People in the US are looking to South America for inspiration in occupying homes and factories  December 17, 2010

WikiLeaks on Latin America

Jesse Freeston on The 200k Challenge Live Webcast  December 9, 2010

Mexican Police Stop COP16-Bound Caravan from Hosting Religious Ceremony at Chichen Itza

Mobile Broadcast News reports from a convergence of indigenous environmental activists headed to Cancun to oppose UN climate change conference  December 6, 2010

A Climate Journey - The Andes: Retreat of the Glaciers

The Guardian: John Vidal takes us through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, where the Cayambe mountain glaciers are melting  December 1, 2010

Mexico's Lost Generation

Al Jazeera: In Mexico, 35, 000 children under the age of 18, are estimated to have been recruited to work for drug gangs  November 22, 2010

The Tyranny of Soy Agribusiness in Paraguay

Ben Dangl: President Lugo hasn't delivered on promises to the farmers who brought him to power, while transgenic soy farms expand  November 21, 2010

People & Power - Haiti: Seismic Election

Al Jazeera: Later this month Haitians will go to the polls to elect a new president to deal with new challenges facing their country  November 19, 2010

'Dancing with Dynamite' in South America

Ben Dangl: Many social movements now opposing the same leaders they helped bring to power  November 18, 2010

Haiti Storm Threatens Quake Camps

Al Jazeera: Haiti is bracing for tropical storm which threatens fragile and crowded earthquake survivors  November 6, 2010

All the Colonel's Men

Who was behind Ecuador's 9/30?  October 26, 2010

20-Year-Old Student - Mexican Town's Police Chief

Newsy: Marisol Valles Garcia is a 20-year-old student and mother. She is now the police chief.  October 23, 2010

Drug War Deaths Mount in Mexico

Al Jazeera: Monterrey has become one of Mexico's most violent places  October 17, 2010

The Day the President Disappeared

Ecuadorian filmmaker/journalist Oscar Leon presents Ecuador: Failed Coup or Institutional Crisis Pt. 2/2  October 11, 2010

Ecuador: Failed Coup or Institutional Crisis?

Ecuadorian filmmaker Oscar Len presents his take on country's history that led to the crisis, Pt. 1/2  October 8, 2010

Correa Vows to Punish Rebels

The Guardian: Ecuador attempted coup: President vows to punish rebels  October 1, 2010

Ecuador Troops Rescue President From Rebel Cops

AP: Ecuadorean soldiers rescued President Rafael Correa overnight after a firefight with rebel police  October 1, 2010

Ecuador President Defiant After Failed Coup

Wilpert: Right-wing forces use recession, President Correa's faltering popularity to launch failed coup  October 1, 2010

Turning Point for Colombian Civil War

Forrest Hylton: Killing of guerrilla leader 'Mono Jojoy' could bring negotiated end to 45-year conflict  September 29, 2010

Honduran Regime Targets Musicians

Caf Guancasco, a favorite of the coup resistance movement, sees concert attacked by police and military  September 26, 2010

Behind Mexico's Bloodshed Pt. 2

Livesey: In Ciudad Juarez, the murder capital of Mexico, the military is picking winners amongst cartels  September 3, 2010

Behind Mexico's Bloodshed Pt.1

Bruce Livesey: While free trade wiped out Mexico's traditional agriculture, the drug cartels moved in  September 1, 2010


Channel 4: 33 miners react calmly to the news that it may take until Christmas before they are rescued.  August 27, 2010


Greg Wilpert: Resuming trade critical for both countries  August 28, 2010


Al Jazeera: Four federal police commanders have been relieved of duty over allegations of corruption  August 9, 2010


Channel 4 gains access to US border police and travels with illegal immigrants deported "back home"  August 7, 2010


Al Jazeera: Leader of the country's largest rebel group strongly criticizing Juan Manuel Santos  July 30, 2010


Al Jazeera: Mezcal worm population is being pushed into decline, due to the drink's growing popularity.  July 25, 2010


Al Jazeera: Thousands of people in Peru have moved to gold mining areas in the hope of striking it rich  July 25, 2010


Al Jazeera: Deep wounds that fracture Haiti are re-emerging, more gaping than even before  July 14, 2010


Al-Jazeera coverage of the debates over how to rebuild Haiti  July 12, 2010

Right wins big in Colombia

Forrest Hylton: Defense minister linked to 'False Positives' murders becomes president  June 21, 2010

Why does Cuba fear Miami?

Cuba5 Pt2: City where terrorists walk free, the govt. pays journalists, and bad trials are good politics  June 15, 2010

Honduras journalists under attack

AlJazeera: At least eight journalists have been murdered in Honduras in less than three months.  May 24, 2010

Colombia's ex-defence minister under fire

Al Jazeera: Santos under fire for his alleged role in the illegal killings of innocent civilians by the  May 22, 2010

Talk to Jazeera - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Al Jazeera: Brazil's president talks about his success and his achievements as president  May 19, 2010

Colombian elections headed for upset?

Hylton: Uribe's hand-picked candidate falling behind, has dark history of political repression  May 17, 2010

Colombian elections headed for upset? Pt.2

Hylton: Mockus a rupture with Uribe but not a break with US; but could relax tension with Venezuela  May 20, 2010

US supported economics spurred Mexican emigration

Pt2 - Dan La Botz: A powerful movement of independent unions has emerged in Mexico  May 2, 2010

US military enforces attacks on Haitian unions

Didier Dominique: US military helping to repress organizing of textile worker's unions in Haiti  April 29, 2010

US military enforces attacks on Haitian unions Pt2

Didier Dominique: Deliberate US policy weakened Haitian farming to create pool of cheap textile labor  April 30, 2010

US military enforces attacks on Haitian unions Pt3

Dominique: Haitian elite want to go back to cheap textile labour and destroying national food production  May 1, 2010

Bolivia's resource dilemma

Government struggles with tension between extraction-based economy and global environmental leadership  April 25, 2010

Honduran campesinos under the gun Pt.2

Land conflict in Agun is setting precedents for conflicts to come in post-coup Honduras  April 21, 2010

Honduran campesinos under the gun Pt1

Government mobilizes thousands of soldiers during negotiations with peasant plantation occupation  April 18, 2010

Mexico drug war cartels join forces

AlJazeera: 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since a military crackdown started  April 15, 2010

U.S. covering up reality in Honduras

State Department campaign denies the systemic repression that continues, nine months after coup  April 7, 2010

Clinton's Latin American tour

Mark Weisbrot: Clinton tries to repair US image while urging recognition of controversial Honduran gov't  March 13, 2010

Haiti: The politics of rebuilding

Al Jazeera Fault Lines: For whom will Haiti be rebuilt?  February 24, 2010

Colombia's cocaine trail, Pt.2: The labs

Matthew Bristow reports for The Guardian on the cocaine industry in Colombia  February 19, 2010

Colombia's cocaine trail, Pt.1: The farmers

Matthew Bristow reports for The Guardian on the cocaine industry in Colombia  February 18, 2010

Thriving black markets in Haiti aid

Al Jazeera: Aid agencies believe that 10 per cent of donations are being sold on the black markets  February 8, 2010

Haiti Children 'Taken From Unaffected Areas'

As the US missionaries in Haiti are charged with kidnapping, Channel 4 News reports  February 5, 2010

Haitians will defend their sovereignty Pt.3

Ronald Charles: Private armies continue to defend the interest of Haitian elite  February 4, 2010

Haitians will defend their sovereignty Pt.4

Ronald Charles: Three critical things that must be done to solve the problems of Haiti's future  February 5, 2010

Haitians will defend their sovereignty Pt.2

Ronald Charles: After Haitian revolution, colonial oppression turned into oppression by its ruling elite  February 1, 2010

Haitian survivors fight for food

Security situation deteriorates in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince as residents fight for food.  January 27, 2010

Haiti and the 'Devil's Curse'

Mainstream news attributes Haitian poverty to the supernatural, avoiding history of foreign intervention  January 21, 2010

Goldcorp shows little respect for local population

The mine of Canadian Goldcorp Inc. is another blow to the environment and health of local communities.  March 14, 2010

Goldcorp shows little respect for local population

The mine of Canadian Goldcorp Inc. is another blow to the environment and health of local communities.  March 14, 2010

Haiti: Guns or food?

Presence of US troops provides both hope of relief, and fear of continuing legacy of US domination  January 17, 2010

Fault Lines - Rio: Olympic City - Pt. 1

Rio de Janeiro between favelas and Olympic plans  January 10, 2010

Rio: Olympic City - Pt. 2

Rio de Janeiro between favelas and Olympic plans  January 11, 2010

Prueba de fraude electoral en Honduras

El Tribunal Supremo Electoral reporta cifras que van en contra de su propio conteo.  December 22, 2009

TRNN Exclusive: Honduran elections exposed

Honduran coup regime's claims of more than 60% participation in free and fair election revealed as fraud  December 8, 2009

An election validated by blood and repression

Honduran coup government continues repressive tactics on election day (Report from San Pedro Sula)  December 3, 2009

Hondurans set to elect new president

Sunday's presidential polls seek to end a five-month political stand-off following the military coup  November 30, 2009

Honduran Coup's economic basis

Many say military coup was backed by the country's economic elite but hope elections improve situation  November 30, 2009

US to recognize Honduras poll result

US decided to endorse election, with or without Zelaya in the next government  November 28, 2009

Honduras: Elections as coup laundering

Report from Tegucigalpa: Coup regime rides police state repression into elections hoping for clean slate  November 28, 2009

El Salvador's gold fight goes international

After activists block their permit, Canadian company uses US trade agreement to sue Salvadoran gov't  November 15, 2009

El Salvador's gold fight goes international

After activists block their permit, Canadian company uses US trade agreement to sue Salvadoran gov't  November 15, 2009

Nothing resolved in Honduras

Widely-celebrated, US-brokered agreement looks to have strengthened coup instead of reversing it  November 4, 2009

Clock ticking in Honduras

Giordano: A month before elections, coup regime that once sought to kill time is now running out of it  October 29, 2009
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