Latin America

Latin America

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

Obama's Africa Trip & Legacy of Colonialism in Puerto Rico

Telesur's The Global African looks at President Obama's recent trip to Africa and the debt crisis in Puerto Rico  August 16, 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

Cash-Strapped Puerto Rico at Hedge Funds' Mercy (2/2)

TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux explores how investment funds OppenheimerFunds and Franklin Advisers are pressuring Puerto Rico to pay in full, while Congress won't grant the island nation authority to file for bankruptcy. But is this a ploy to further privatize Puerto Rico?  July 24, 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

The Confluence of African Politics: Brazil, Cuba and the U.S.

Author and scholar Dr. Ollie Johnson discusses his recent work on Africans in Brazil and Malcolm X's Relationship to the Cuban Revolution  July 17, 2015

How Tax Dodging Put Puerto Rico on the Road to Debt (1/2)

TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux reports on how Puerto Rico's tax policy exempts billions of big pharmaceutical companies' profits, leaving at least $15 billion out of the revenue stream while the country wallows in debt.  July 14, 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

U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Denounced by Latin American Leaders

Miguel Tinker-Salas says U.S. attempts to destabilize Maduro's government will backfire  March 11, 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

USAID Will Continue Its 'Democracy' Program in Cuba

The US won't be required to halt its 'Democracy' Program' in Cuba, says Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, while the release of the Cuban Five remains testimony to the great endurance of the Cuban people says James Early of the Smithsonian Institute  December 30, 2014

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 19, 14

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 19, 14

Will South America Bring Life to the Bank of the South?

The countries of South America need their alternative to the World Bank to step forward; if not, they will be back in crisis, explains historian and sovereign debt expert Eric Toussaint  December 19, 14

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 15, 14

Who Is in Charge of Development: The Elite or the Majorities? (2/2)

The conclusion of a conversation with UN economist Richard Kozul-Wright on the far-reaching impact of a lecture given by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on the politics of development  December 9, 14

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 12, 14

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 28, 14

Ecuador to Adopt Digital Currency

Economist Bill Black says Ecuador's plan is supposed to provide bank services to rural communities through mobile phones  October 3, 14

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"  October 3, 14

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"  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Will Venezuela's New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?

Mark Weisbrot: New exchange rate is intended to safeguard the importation of essential and primary goods  October 3, 14

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"  October 3, 14

TRNN Debate: What's Driving Inflation in Venezuela? (2/2)

Greg Wilpert and John Weeks continue their discussion on the causes and possible solutions to the high inflation in Venezuela  October 3, 14

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

TRNN Debate: What's Driving Inflation in Venezuela? (1/2)

Greg Wilpert and John Weeks discuss the causes and possible solutions to the high inflation in Venezuela  March 14, 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

Venezuela Opposition Boycotts Maduro-Backed Peace Conference As Unrest Continues

Alexander Main & Miguel Tinker Salas argue that Venezuela opposition protests do not include broad segments of the population and are aimed at destabilizing the elected government of Nicholas Maduro  February 27, 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  October 3, 14

Venezuela Protests Reveal Rivalry in Opposition Leadership

Gregory Wilpert (1/2): High inflation and shortages trigger a protest movement that splits opposition camp  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

'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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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?  October 3, 14

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  August 27, 2015

2013: A Deadly Year For Journalists

Four Al-Jazeera journalists remain imprisoned in Egypt, whose US-backed regime is among the most repressive countries suppressing the free press  October 3, 14

20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA's Biggest Lie

Tim Wise: The numbers expose the official distortions around NAFTA's failed promises  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Honduran Elections: Another Chapter of the Coup

In the absence of a trustworthy process, those who took power by force in 2009 will stay in power  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Alleged Voting Irregularities Mar Honduran Elections

Left leaning opposition Libre Party decries electoral fraud, refuses to recognize official results indicating win for ruling right wing National Party  October 3, 14

Honduran Presidential Election In Limbo

Honduran presidential candidate and wife of ousted-leftist president Xiomara Castro cries fraud in election, as nations seen as US proxies congratulate ruling party candidate.  October 3, 14

Venezuela Tightens State Control Over Its Economy

Gregory Wilpert: Venezuela Strengthens State Control Over Economy in Effort to Combat Inflation  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Nicaraguan President Ortega's Power Grab

James Henry: Daniel Ortega accumulating power, giving tax breaks to the rich instead of addressing inequality  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

New GMO Crops Temporarily Blocked in Mexico

Timothy Wise: Anti-GMO activists in Mexico score a major, if tentative, victory.  October 3, 14

Colombian Villagers Blockade State Drilling Project

Citing environmental concerns, central Colombian villages use months of direct action to delay planned state oil project.  October 3, 14

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 3, 14

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 3, 14

Honduras' Banana Coast: Ripe for Development?

Garifuna communities and developers battle over mega-tourism projects  October 3, 14

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 3, 14

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 3, 14

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 3, 14

US-Latin America Relations Hit New Low

Gregory Wilpert: US foreign policy only contributes to the further deterioration of US-Venezuela relations  October 3, 14

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 3, 14

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, 14

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 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Mexico Police Repress Opponents of Neoliberal School Reform

Through harassment, arbitrary detention and violence, Mexico sweeps teachers and students  October 3, 14

Mexico City Police Violently Crackdown on Occupying Teachers

In Mexico City police attack peaceful teachers protesting new Mexico education bill  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

Bolivians Protest US Attack On Syria

Regional bloc UNASUR opposes possible U.S. military strike Strike On Syria  October 3, 14

Tens of Thousands March Against Mexico School Privatization

Teachers blockade downtown Mexico City to protest education reforms they say is harmful to public schools  October 3, 14

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)  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

The Far Reaching Tentacles of Border Militarization

Central American Migrants feel brunt of increasing border security in Mexico  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

US Drug War Props Corrupt Mexican Ruling Class

John Ackerman: Last two Mexican presidents relied on US support for legitimacy not found in polls  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

Ecuador's President Attacks US Over Press Freedom Critique

Critics say Correa is creating a pro-government media system; Correa says there is a fundamental contradiction with corporate for-profit media involved in distributing public information  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

U.S. Alone Refuses to Accept Venezuelan Election Results

Gregory Wilpert: In spite of a new audit of election results that shows a win by Maduro that is recognized by all countries of Latin America, the US supports opposition  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

"Generation Without Fear" Demands Free Education in Chile

A massive student demonstration raises demand to end economic policies created under Pinochet Dictatorship  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Two Visions of Venezuela Contend in April 14th Elections

Miguel Tinker Salas: The Presidential elections in Venezuela will decide if the socialist transformation will continue or a pro-US elite will return to power  October 3, 14

Crime Major Issue in Venezuelan Election

Miguel Tinker Salas: While inequality is now lowest in Latin America, Venezuela is still a country where the poor lives along side the conspicuous consumption of the wealthy  October 3, 14

Venezuelan Election in Full Swing

Venezuelan Election in Full Swing Nicolas Maduro 14 points ahead of opposition leader; accusations of US involvement.  October 3, 14

Venezuelan Democracy: A Tension Between Centralized Power and Local Democracy

Manuel Larrabure: The Bolivarian Revolution succeeded in developing models of community power and reduced inequality but so far has failed to diversify the economy or extend workers democracy in the oil and mining sector  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

U.N. Secretary-General Leads Tributes to Hugo Chavez

Diplomats observed a moment of silence at a U.N. General Assembly meeting before the tributes by Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, representatives of regional groups, and Venezuela's foreign minister  October 3, 14

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

World Leaders Pay Their Final Respects at Chavez's Funeral

Leaders from around the world gathered in Caracas for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's funeral Friday  October 3, 14

The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

Greg Wilpert looks at the achievements, failures and life of the leader of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Chavez Returns Home; Venezuela's Bolivar Devalued

Greg Wilpert: Status of Chavez's health still not known; devaluation necessary to curb inflation  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

#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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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"  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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

Venezuela's Housing Revolution

"Great Housing Mission" seeks to address soaring housing deficit, democratize city space  December 12, 2012

Broken Anvil: Miskitu Communities Fight Militarization

Communities organize amid escalating violence in Honduras  October 30, 2012

Broken Anvil: Human rights groups push for Washington investigation

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

Elections Fair But Venezuela Lacking Independent Media

T. M. Scruggs: Presidential election was as Jimmy Carter said "best in the world", but Venezuela needs independent investigative journalism  October 9, 2012

Major Challenges Face Chavez in New Term

Gregory Wilpert: Many dissatisfied working class youth want solutions to urgent social and economic problems plaguing Venezuela  October 9, 2012

US Corporate Media Follows State Department Lead on Chavez

Mark Weisbrot: Conservative and liberal corporate media call Chavez "dictator and authoritarian" in spite of multiple electoral victories  October 9, 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

Venezuela’s President Chavez celebrates re-election

The founder of self styled Bolivarian socialism, addressed his supporters from the balcony of the presidential palace where he congratulated the opposition for putting up a good fight  October 3, 14

Chavez Celebrates Victory

President Hugo Chavez won re-election on Sunday, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles and gaining six more years to cement his legacy and press ahead with his crusade for socialism in Venezuela.  October 9, 2012

Chavez Supporters Flood Venezuelan Capital as Campaign Closes

Chavez warns of opposition plans to not recognize results of Sunday`s presidential election  October 3, 14

Jimmy Carter says: "Election Process in Venezuela is the Best in the World"

Opposition agrees voting technology functions well, but criticizes use of state resources in Chavez reelection campaign  October 3, 14

Venezuelan Barrios Vote for Chavez and Participatory Democracy

Are Venezuela's Communal Councils an extension of central power or an explosion of popular power?  October 3, 14

Chavez Leads Polls as Opposition Fractures

October 7th election to decide future of Venezuela's 21st Century Socialism  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

Obama vs Romney on Human Rights

Michael Ratner: President Obama’s record on human rights is no better than George Bush  October 3, 14

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

Media Repression in Honduras Speaks to U.S. Congress, but is anyone Listening?

TRNN speaks with the director of Honduran Radio Progreso about the state of terror that has killed more than twenty-five journalists in Honduras over the last three years as he waits to testify before the Human Rights Commission.  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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

Honduran Resistance Lives On Three Years After Coup

A video essay shot by Jihan Hafiz (music by Simon Rios)  October 3, 14

"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  October 3, 14

Who Wants Peace in Colombia?

Forrest Hylton: The far right is not interested in a peace process  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Honduran President Lobo Given Leadership in International Relations Award at CHLI Gala

Right wing CHLI started by same Cuban American politicians who backed the 2009 Honduran coup and subsequent fraudulent elections that brought Lobo to power  October 3, 14

Thousands Call for Peace in Colombia

Thousands of victims of violence march in Bogota tell warlords they want an end to the conflict  October 3, 14

Did Social Over Spending Cause the Euro-Crisis?

Carlo Panico: Most media pays no attention to scientific economic literature  October 3, 14

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

The Chávez Model and the Coming Elections

Gregory Wilpert: Nationalizations and reforms are popular but perceptions of government mismanagement are widespread  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

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 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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?  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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 3, 14

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 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Honduran Regime Targets Musicians

Caf Guancasco, a favorite of the coup resistance movement, sees concert attacked by police and military  October 3, 14

Behind Mexico's Bloodshed Pt. 2

Livesey: In Ciudad Juarez, the murder capital of Mexico, the military is picking winners amongst cartels  October 3, 14

Behind Mexico's Bloodshed Pt.1

Bruce Livesey: While free trade wiped out Mexico's traditional agriculture, the drug cartels moved in  October 3, 14


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


Greg Wilpert: Chavez remains popular but people frustrated with some around him  September 7, 2010


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


Forrest Hylton: Is Colombia's new leader stepping back from U.S. plan to isolate Chavez?  August 14, 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

Media took gov't cash during trial of 'Cuban 5'

Ten years later, evidence that conviction of 'Cuban 5' influenced by journalists on State Dept payroll  June 14, 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

Brazil moves to prevent Iran sanctions

AlJazeera - Brazil's president, to visit Iran in a last effort to help prevent renewed UN sanctions  May 15, 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  October 3, 14

Honduran campesinos under the gun Pt.2

Land conflict in Agun is setting precedents for conflicts to come in post-coup Honduras  October 3, 14

Honduran campesinos under the gun Pt1

Government mobilizes thousands of soldiers during negotiations with peasant plantation occupation  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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.  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

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  October 3, 14

Clock ticking in Honduras

Giordano: A month before elections, coup regime that once sought to kill time is now running out of it  October 3, 14

Honduras 100 Days of Resistance- Part 2

Fault Lines' Avi Lewis reports on polarization and power in the Americas  October 3, 14

Honduras 100 Days of Resistance Pt1

Fault Lines' Avi Lewis reports on polarization and power in the Americas  October 28, 2009

Peruvian protesters detained, allegedly tortured

A British mining company is facing a multi-million pound claim for damages  October 20, 2009

"Nothing happening" in Honduras

Military shuts down all anti-coup radio and TV, silencing all reporting on the resistance movement  October 3, 14

The siege of Tegucigalpa

Repression ordered to the neighborhoods of the Honduran capital, forcing the poor to fight or starve  October 3, 14

Zelaya's return to Honduras met with force

Ousted president makes surprise return to the capital, coup government responds with vicious crackdown  October 3, 14

Coup inciting revolution in Honduras?

Oscar Estrada: Oligarchy's attempt to save their neo-liberal project may initiate fall of entire regime  October 3, 14

Mr. Zelaya goes to Washington

Ousted Honduran president brings his story to DC, gets a deceptive response from US State Dept.  October 3, 14

Honduran resistance goes it alone

60 days of anti-coup protests show persistence in civil disobedience and little faith in int'l community  October 3, 14

Gold, impunity, violence in El Salvador

Assassination of anti-mining resistance leader Marcelo Rivera part of terror campaign against activists  October 3, 14

Gold, impunity, violence in El Salvador

Assassination of anti-mining resistance leader Marcelo Rivera part of terror campaign against activists  October 3, 14

Battle for the Amazon: People vs the government

The largest indigenous movement in decades battles to save the Amazon Basin from oil exploitation Pt 2  August 14, 2009

Battle for the Amazon: People vs the government

The largest indigenous movement in decades battles to save the Amazon Basin from oil exploitation Pt 1  August 13, 2009

Honduras: Where does Washington stand?

Hylton: By not taking steps prescribed by US law, US gov't supporting an increasingly repressive regime  October 3, 14

US military to set up in Colombia

Hylton: Rest of South America has reason to be alarmed by future US military presence on Colombian bases  October 3, 14

Zelaya supporters claim second protester killed

Supporters of Zelaya, the ousted Honduran president, say that a second demonstrator has been killed  July 26, 2009

Zelaya just one of millions

Honduran coup plotters' fear isn't losing power to Zelaya or Chavez, it's losing power to Hondurans  October 3, 14

The Price of Gold Pt 2

Argentinean community's environmental crusade against Canadian gold mining giant  July 25, 2009

The Price of Gold Pt 1

Argentinean community's environmental crusade against Canadian gold mining giant  July 24, 2009

The Honduran Battle for Washington

As talks for a peaceful resolution fail, a fierce battle is on to win over the US government  October 3, 14

Nicaragua: An unfinished revolution

Many of the revolution's promises remain unfulfilled  July 19, 2009

US immigration crackdown tearing families apart

In Guatemala a woman lost custody of her two children after US authorities deported her  July 12, 2009

Honduran clashes turn deadly

As the Honduran military thwarted Manuel Zelaya's attempt to land, clashes turn deadly  July 6, 2009

Honduran coup resistance growing

Sandra Cuffe: Military resorts to killing, numbers in streets double - even opponents of Zelaya join in  July 6, 2009

Honduras under siege

Bertha Oliva: Coup leaders reviving despotism of the 80s in bid to crush participatory democracy  October 3, 14

Military coup in Honduras

Tinker-Salas: World leaders unified in calls for return to power of kidnapped president  October 3, 14

Inside the Peruvian Amazon

Ben Powless: President can hunt indigenous leader all he wants, the movement came from below  June 12, 2009

Chilean UN rep - Latin America demands equality

H. Munoz: Latin America no longer an 'unconditional friend' of US as China and India increase presence  June 10, 2009

Police in Peru accused of disappearing bodies

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between indigenous people and police in Peru  June 10, 2009

60 die in Peru rainforest protest

Clashes between police and indigenous protesters over drilling for oil and gas in rain forest  June 9, 2009

War on drugs and Mexico's demise

Tinker-Salas Pt.2: US-funded militarization didn't stop Colombian drug trade and won't in Mexico either  October 3, 14

Free trade and Mexico's drug war

Miguel Tinker-Salas: Collapse of traditional economy created the space for the cartels to grow  May 3, 2009

'If there is no water, the Chipaya have no life'

The Guardian: Uru Chipaya tribe lifestyle in the Bolivian Andes is being threatened by global warming  April 27, 2009

"Avenger against oligarchy" wins in Ecuador

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa on Sunday declared victory in the country's presidential elections  April 27, 2009

Past is present in Latin America Pt.2

Latin American leaders, born out of US backed repression, demand an end to 50 year-old US-Cuba standoff  April 24, 2009

Past is present in Latin America

At Summit Obama interested in looking forward, while many live the past every day - El Salvador report  April 19, 2009

Historic power shift in El Salvador

Journalist leads former guerrilla army to left's first presidential victory in country's history  March 19, 2009

Campaign to close the School of the Americas Pt.2

Vera Leone: They may have changed the school's name, but we are still seeing the same violent results  March 2, 2009

Campaign to close down School of The Americas

Pablo Ruiz: US tax dollars are used to train Latin American soldiers how to oppress their own people  February 26, 2009

Bolivia and the United States Pt4

Sinclair Thomson on the history of Bolivian-U.S. relations in the 2nd half of the 20th century.  February 7, 2009

Bolivia, Obama, and UNASUR Pt3

New constitution in Bolivia and the new U.S. government  February 7, 2009

Bolivia's Constitution and land reform Pt2

Thomson: The recently passed constitution in Bolivia marks significant concessions by Morales  January 31, 2009

Historic referendum passes in Bolivia Pt1

Thomson: New Bolivian Constitution marks first recognition of indigenous autonomy in 500 years  January 30, 2009

Can Chvismo survive without Hugo?

Polls show majority support Chvez seeking constitutional change so he can run in 2012 Pt2/2  January 12, 2009

Will cheap oil compromise Venezuelas revolution?

Miguel Tinker Salas: Venezuela has been stashing away dollars in preparation for oil price fall  January 10, 2009

Colombia: From insults to handshakes

At Rio Group summit an isolated Colombia backs down and apologizes for military raid into Ecuador  October 3, 14

The media and the Venezuelan elections

US media covers Chavez victory and calls it a defeat  November 28, 2008

Colombia in economic crisis

Forrest Hylton: Uribe is no longer able to create illusion that he is in control  November 26, 2008

Angry investors protest in Colombia

Forrest Hylton: Uribe has shown himself to be incapable of resolving economic issues  November 23, 2008

Evo Morales in his own words

The Bolivian President, on his first visit to Washington, talks about visible change  November 20, 2008

Colombia declares emergency over investments

Government issues four emergency decrees in response to nationwide unrest  November 19, 2008

Guardian: Colombians riot over stolen savings

Thousands of people protest outside of high interest loan agencies  November 14, 2008

Bolivia approves new draft constitution

Forrest Hylton : The fight is not over by any means but Bolivia has entered a new phase  October 23, 2008

Colombia's indigenous protest against Uribe

Thousands gather for 62-mile march to demand justice and land  October 23, 2008

Russia draws closer to Venezuela

Forrest Hylton: Venezuela moves to decrease dependence on the USA, not to threaten it  October 18, 2008

Russia and Bolivia ink helicopter deal

Forrest Hylton: There used to be a recognition of US spheres of influence - all that is over  October 6, 2008

Latin American leaders support Morales at UN

Forrest Hylton: Latin America is leading world in multipolar forms of regional diplomacy  September 26, 2008

Morales strengthened by Latin American leaders

Forrest Hylton: Morales in stronger position in fight with opposition governors  September 20, 2008

Bolivia's Morales faces opposition governors

Latin American leaders support Morales as talks begin in Bolivia between Morales and opposition governors  September 19, 2008

New US Commander in Iraq has aggressive reputation

General Ray Odierno takes over US occupation in Iraq as demonstrators march against Gates' visit  September 17, 2008

Bolivia crisis worsens as emergency summit is held

Forrest Hylton: US is being shut out as South American regional body tries to solve crisis on its own  September 16, 2008

Bolivia expels US ambassador

Forrest Hylton: It's unclear how Morales can appease the autonomists without betraying his platform  September 13, 2008

Morales wins referendum but opposition hits back

Forrest Hylton: The Morales government holds back on use of force against opponents  August 25, 2008

Is Betancourt release the end of FARC?

Plan Colombia weakens FARC but cocaine production up at record levels  July 5, 2008

Divided kingdom in Panama

Guardian: Naso tribe in Seiyik has split over government plan to build a hydroelectric dam on their land  June 19, 2008

Obama and a united South America

Does Obama understand change in South America?  June 15, 2008

Chavez tells FARC armed struggle is over

Chavez asks FARC to release all hostages  June 12, 2008

Colombia: What did Interpol find in the laptops?

Forrest Hylton: This is really about manufacturing threats  May 22, 2008

When did the US "lose" Latin America?

Forrest Hylton: The US is promoting secessionist movements to break up countries it cannot control  May 11, 2008

Bolivia: What does Santa Cruz want?

Forrest Hylton: Santa Cruz state leadership and armed street gangs are overtly racist (part two)  May 10, 2008

US backs eastern secession in Bolivia

Minority landholders vote for independence  May 9, 2008

Autonomy vote of rich province in Bolivia illegal

Autonomy proponents in Santa Cruz claim victory as opposition boycotts referendum  May 6, 2008

Volcano erupts after 9000 years

Hundreds of residents flee volcanoes in Chile and Peru  May 7, 2008

Bolivia faces separatist challenge

Autonomy referendum pits rich oligarchs in Santa Cruz against poor indigenous majority in highlands  May 3, 2008

Morales calls for 'reparations to the earth'

At UN forum on indigenous issues, Bolivian president calls for global economic overhaul  April 23, 2008

Paraguay elects left wing former Bishop

Former Catholic clergyman inflicts crushing victory on ruling right wing party in power since 1947  April 21, 2008

61 years of right-wing rule could end in Paraguay

Party of former Catholic bishop could make Paraguay the next Latin country to vote in the left  April 18, 2008

Dems snooze through Latin America's wake-up call

Pepe Escobar: Latin American leaders bypass US and find solutions to internal conflict  March 11, 2008

Colombia: From insults to handshakes

At Rio Group summit an isolated Colombia backs down and apologizes for military raid into Ecuador  March 9, 2008

Colombian attack on FARC in Ecuador

Pepe Escobar: Tension grows between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador  March 6, 2008

Bolivia to hold referendum on new constitution

Raw News: Report on raucous session of national assembly as referendum legislation passes  February 29, 2008

Free Trade unions in Cuba

Pepe Escobar on the need for independent trade unions  February 21, 2008

Bolivia accepts US explanations in spy scandal

Bolivian ministers meet US ambassador and reach agreement  February 15, 2008

US spy scandal in Bolivia

US embassy official in Bolivia recalled to Washington after asking student to spy on foreign nationals  February 12, 2008

On the road in Bolivia

From his recent trip, Pepe Escobar on La Paz: Showdown between Morales and the elite state governors  February 12, 2008

The rise of neo-fascism in Bolivia

Pepe Escobar in Sucre: "bastion of the extreme right"  February 7, 2008

Report on Bolivia's revolution

Pepe Escobar reports on his recent trip to "the most important social revolution in the world"  February 7, 2008

Bolivia and democracy

Jean Paul Guevara: President Morales attempts a peaceful and democratic change (2 of 5)  February 1, 2008

Conflict over fundamental change in Bolivia

Jean Paul Guevara: Bolivian indigenous people demand a transformation (1 of 5)  January 29, 2008

Colombian hostages released

Colombian rebels FARC release hostages to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez  January 11, 2008

Chavez and the referendum

Gregory Wilpert on the Venezuelan referendum (1 of 3)  December 5, 2007

Chavez and why the referendum failed

Gregory Wilpert on the Venezuelan referendum (2 of 3)  December 5, 2007

How does U.S. TV cover Venezuela?

Danny Schechter "The News Dissector": Television coverage of the Venezuelan referendum  December 10, 2007

Venezuela votes no

Humberto Mrquez on why "no" won  December 4, 2007

Struggle over Venezuela referendum

Mass demonstrations for and against as Venezuelans head to the polls  November 30, 2007

Venezuela's referendum: What's at stake?

Mark Weisbrot: The constitutional referendum and the media's "anti-Chavez" slant  November 30, 2007

Wilkerson: Cuba, Be Careful What You Wish For

Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that the president's executive order is long overdue and the embargo should be lifted, but Cuba should be wary of an increased U.S. presence  December 26, 14

Bolivia's Morales reaches out to middle class

Polls suggest Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, is likely to clinch a first-round election win  December 6, 2009

Black, Brown and Woman: Afro-Latinas and Legacies of Imperialism

Activist Charo Mina-Rojas talks African history in Latin America and the specific struggles of Afro-Latinas in Colombia.  February 24, 2015




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