The center-left opposition says Honduras' recount of the presidential election was just as flawed as the initial count, as protests against the government continue. Heather Gies reports from Honduras
Evidence is mounting that the Honduran presidential election is being stolen so that the conservative incumbent, President Juan Orlando Hernandez, remains in office. According to CEPR's Mark Weisbrot, the lack of credible elections in Honduras is a direct result of the 2009 military coup, which was aided by the US government, that put the National Party in power.
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
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
Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, Part 3
The antagonism towards Russia by U.S. media and foreign policy elites goes far beyond allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. elections
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 Venezuelanlaysis.com analyzes the situation
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, discusses record US military strikes under President Trump and how Al Qaeda is taking advantage of contradictions in US policy
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
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
Mark Weisbrot, of CEPR, argues that the Organization of American States is not a true multilateral body because the US largely controls it, often against the interests of individual member states
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says geopolitics and the Taliban's military strength will help keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for decades to come.
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
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
Filmmaker Jesse Freeston marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Berta Caceres, an outspoken critic of US imperialism and environmental activist
In episode two, we discuss Trump's plans to deport millions of immigrants and the potential impact of Trump's Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions
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
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
Casa de Maryland organizer Lydia Walther-Rodriguez says Obama's record deportations have already prepared the Latino community for Trump
Honduran activists continue to suffer repression at the hands of state authorities and private companies, says filmmaker Jesse Freeston
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
For most Americans, last week's Vice Presidential debate is the only time voters will get acquainted with the relatively unknown Tim Kaine, so the Real News asks: 'what about Kaine was left out of the discussion?'
Liza Featherstone says that neither candidate put Trump's remarks on sexual assault in the context of prevalent gendered violence and inequality
The push to warehouse asylum-seeking women and children in a private facility as a deterrent violates US obligations to international law, says Mark Fleming of the National Immigrant Justice Center
Steve Ellner: The image of Venezuela as an oppressive failed state is really very far from what's happening on the ground.
In response to Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech, Bill Curry, former counselor to Bill Clinton's White House, says that progressives should focus on building an independent political movement
Danny Glover talks to Paul Jay about his impression of the Democratic National Convention so far
Tim Kaine full Speech at the DNC Convention July 27 2016
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says the Republican National Convention is glorifying war abroad and the police state at home - it's about "Make America Hate Again"
Bernie Sanders has broken with Obama's legacy of record deportations, which could earn him the support of Latinos who have mobilized against Trump, says writer Gabriel San Roman
The rift between Black millennials and the Black political leadership class is widening ahead of the California primary, says Margaret Prescod, host and producer of Sojourner Truth
Days after suffering a double attempt on his life, Felix Molina gets back to work covering the case of slain indigenous leader Berta Caceres
Grahame Russell of Rights Action Canada says there are too many serious irregularities with the investigation to trust it
Detroit schools closed for 2nd day; Middle East and North Africa may be uninhabitable in 2050; gas and oil phase out best option; Indiana primaries; US Navy Seal killed in Iraq; Spain parliament dissolved; murder arrests in Honduras; Kirchner accused of corruption; Brazil's former presidential candidate accused of corruption; Whatsapp closed in Brazil; Venezuelan opposition recall referendum
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
House Majority Leader declines possible nomination, Honduras journalists protest, Zika virus is scarier, 400 Democracy Spring arrests, Macedonian police attack refugees, Venezuelan amnesty law nullified, Ecuador calls for all Panama Papers, massive heat wave in India
Sanders and Clinton Tied, ACLU Sues US Gov't, Increasing Global Military Spending, Panama Papers Fallout, Puerto Rico Suspends Debt Payment, Greeks Strike, Haiti Election Postponed
Boaventura de Sousa Santos analyzes the state of Brazil's political and legal system
Mark Weisbrot of CEPR says Hillary and the Obama administration helped the coup to succeed in large part by helping to prevent Zelaya's return to the presidency before the November 2009 elections
Scholar Meleiza Figueroa says that by evoking the history of US interventions in Latin America, Sanders offered a "teachable moment" for the American people
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.
Author and activist David Bacon says increasing deportations will not increase wages, but strengthening unions and workers' rights and raising the minimum wage will
Activist and author David Bacon says based on Bernie's record, it is clear he would support family reunification and guest worker rights - but when it comes to Hillary, it's not so clear
The Real News speaks to Central American immigrants in Maryland and Georgia about the most recent wave of deportations and the crippling fear communities feel because of it
David Bacon, author of Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration, says asylum seekers are being sent back to desperate conditions created by U.S. policy in Central America
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and investigative journalist Allan Nairn break down the mechanics of U.S. intervention across the globe, and the consequences still unraveling today.
Abby Martin investigates this notorious school that is largely hidden from the American public; its crimes around the world, its star graduates, why
it exists and the movement to shut it down. Featuring interviews with School Of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois and other SOAW leaders. Watch more on teleSUR
Chris Williams and Amy Miller discuss the shortcomings that could find their way into the final text at Paris
In this episode of The Global African, we hear from Dr. Carl Hart, neuroscientist at Columbia University, on how the Brazilian government has implemented repressive drug laws that ultimately repeat the same mistakes made in the U.S. - In the second half of the show we cover new changes to the Rwandan Constitution that could mean that President Kagame ends up staying on until 2034. What is driving the push for this term extension?
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and author John Ralston Saul discuss neoliberalism as an ideology, the breakdown of that ideology, and what comes next.
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
The Laura Flanders Show talks with professor and author Greg Grandin about his latest book, Kissinger's Shadow. Then we look at the US-supported coup in Honduras in 2009, plus some words from Laura on Guatemala.
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.
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
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
Scholar and activist Gerald Horne traces modern-day US foreign policy in Latin America to its colonial roots
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.
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
Alex Main says the U.S. prefers a capitalist democracy to dictatorships, as long as it can control the outcome of elections
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
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
Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay
Journalist Todd Miller traveled to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas to uncover the reach of ICE and the military funding being pumped into the system
David Bacon: Senate Democrats' $2.7 billion proposal would escalate border
enforcement but ignore the trade policies that drive migrants to the United States in
the first place
As record numbers of child migrants from Central America arrive at the U.S.-
border, journalist Todd Miller says the crisis should be a treated as a refugee
Mr. Hever says Israel sells weapons and equipment of repression to countries with
Jeff Faux: 95% of immigrant children who cross the US-Mexico border are from
countries that the US has dominated or controlled during the past century
As the harsh conditions faced by children in overcrowded immigration
centers dominate headlines, The Real News looks at the policy that
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Reagan ushered in a period of murderous
suppression of opposition to US hegemony in Latin and Central America
Ms. Benjamin tells Paul Jay about her love/hate relationship with Cuba
140 people died crossing the US-Mexico border in 2013
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
Left leaning opposition Libre Party decries electoral fraud, refuses to recognize official
results indicating win for ruling right wing National Party
Honduran presidential candidate and wife of ousted-leftist president Xiomara Castro
cries fraud in election, as nations seen as US proxies congratulate ruling party
Jesse Freeston: Violence and political repression by western-backed Honduran
military raises questions if Sunday's presidential election will be open and fair
Garifuna communities and developers battle over mega-tourism projects
Writer and activist Ajamu Baraka explains why President Obama should not be
welcomed at the March on Washington Commemoration
The Real News' Jaisal Noor speaks to Gary Younge, Cornel West and
on relevance the 1963 March on Washington and if today's civil rights
leaders are true
to the movement's legacy
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
Central American Migrants feel brunt of increasing border security in Mexico
Deported workers, families and activists rally outside US embassy
demanding amnesty and reunification of broken families
While the media concentrates on energy, trade talks and securing the
border, the real issue is Mexico's descent into a narco-state
Oliver Stone Pt.1: I volunteered to fight in Vietnam and voted for Reagan; I
started seeing through the lies and realized I had to start by understanding
we dropped the atomic bomb
Yves Engler: Canada has been openly hostile to Venezuela and leftward swing in Latin America - except in Cuba where Canada has large commercial interests
Annie Bird of Rights Action discusses May 11th killings
Communities organize amid escalating violence in Honduras
Jihan Hafiz, Adrienne Pine and Kambale Musavuli discuss the Presidential debate on foreign policy
Mark Karlin: Approximately 50,000 or more Mexicans have been killed since Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a so-called war on drug cartels.
Alexander Main on the May 11 Killings in Ahuas and the Impact of the U.S. War on Drugs in La Moskitia, Honduras
Soldiers opened fire from U.S. government helicopters, killing four people, including two pregnant women
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.
Jeff Faux PT4: Romney will attack unions and introduce extreme austerity
Ed Herman, who wrote the famous book with Noam Chomsky, looks back at his life and what formed his thinking about the world
Adrienne Pine: 40 Honduran scholars, supported by 300 academics from 29 countries, sent a letter to
President Obama demanding the end of U.S. support for Honduran military and police training—and that
the war on drugs is not a rationale for supporting a regime that is violently suppressing its own people.
Right wing CHLI started by same Cuban American politicians who
backed the 2009 Honduran coup and subsequent fraudulent elections that brought Lobo to power
Alex Main: From Cuba to the war on drugs, only Canada supports US policy
Alex Main: Latin America moving away from US control with CELAC, an alternative to OAS
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
Larry Wilkerson joins a panel of Real News members and Paul Jay as part
of the special programming for the 200k fundraising challenge
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"