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Past is present in Latin America


Latin America in 2016: The Resurgence of the Right Continues (2/2)
The second part of our look at how governments shifted to the right in Latin America in 2016, imposing neoliberal economics in amidst high dissatisfaction with government

  January 2, 2017

Latin America in 2016: The Resurgence of the Right Continues (1/2)
In Part one, we look at how in Brazil, Peru, and Argentina, governments shifted to the right in Latin America in 2016, imposing neoliberal economics in a context of high dissatisfaction with government

  December 31, 2016

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

  December 12, 2016

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

  August 17, 2016

Peru's New Conservative President A Close Ally of the US
Peru's left succeeded in averting an even worse disaster by helping defeat far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori, says Peruvian sociologist Francesca Emanuele

  June 15, 2016

Anything Can Happen in Peru's Presidential Election
Prof. Gerardo Renique talks about the candidates and how the far right and left both have a genuine chance of winning in Sunday's election

  April 8, 2016

US Meddling in Venezuela's Elections
National Lawyers Guild President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan discusses the U.S. interests and the rhetoric of Hillary Clinton leading up to Venezuela's parliamentary elections

  December 5, 2015

Latin American Leaders Demand UN Reforms
Journalist Andrea Ixchiu and Alex Main of the Center for Economic and Policy Research weigh in on the statements of the most outspoken leaders of Latin America and their call on larger nations to pay for the economic and environmental havoc unfolding across the world

  October 1, 2015

War Crimes and Land Reform in the Colombian Agreement with FARC
Joshua Large, professor of international relations at the Universidad Eafit in Medellin, Colombia, the agreement was made possible because of the increasing weakness of FARC and neo-liberal economic interests of the Colombian government

  September 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

Nicaraguan President Ortega's Power Grab
James Henry: Daniel Ortega accumulating power, giving tax breaks to the rich instead of addressing inequality

  November 20, 2013

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

  October 15, 2013

Brazil Agrobusiness Lobby Set to Appropriate Native Land and Timber
Indigenous organizations protest in Brasilia, against the proposed Constitutional Reform PEC 215 to put the fate of Amazonian Forests in the hands of Congress; this motion was promoted by "Bancada Ruralista", the Agribusiness' lobby many years ago and it is being discussed now.

  October 13, 2013

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

  October 3, 2013

Brazil Police Torture and Disappear Slum Residents With Impunity
Brazil's police have tortured and disappeared more people under democratic leadership (1985-present) then during its military dictatorship (1964 - 1985)

  September 4, 2013

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

  August 5, 2013

How the Media Got Guatemala's Dos Erres Massacre Wrong
Keane Bhatt: NPR received a Peabody award for their piece on the 1982 massacre, but they omit one important fact; the US directly sponsored the Guatemalan special forces that brutally killed thousands of civilians

  August 1, 2013

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