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    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

      -289 min ago

    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



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