Latin America & Caribbean

Climate Crisis: False Techtopia, Tariffs Accounting, Orphan Wells, And The Dead Cow

May 8, 2020

Recent studies debunk the false techtopianism in climate science models, U.S. import tariffs failed climate accounting, and Argentina’s shale industry is flailing. As fracking goes bust, what happens to orphaned wells?

Stir Crazy!

May 5, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Fiddles While Brazil Burns

April 9, 2020

Brazil’s COVID-19 cases and deaths are higher than neighboring countries, yet the president takes no action. Indigenous people and the poorest Brazilians are in grave danger.

The $15 Million Bounty On Maduro Is One More Attempt To Unseat Him

April 3, 2020

The US says Maduro collaborated with the FARC to “flood the US with cocaine.” It’s an additional legal pressure to get Venezuela’s president to step down.

What Happened To Cuba-US Relations Under Trump?

April 2, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to Dr. Ken Morgan from Baltimore and Professor Luis Montero-Cabrera about Cuba’s relief efforts and doctors, the cost of hostile relations with the US, and how Americans can still travel to Cuba under Trump’s restrictions.

Venezuela’s Communes: Still Here, Still Fighting

March 23, 2020

About 2,000 grassroots communes maintain direct and participatory democracy in the face of the country’s economic crisis. This report was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect everyday life in Venezuela.

US Sanctions Undermine Coronavirus Response In Iran and Venezuela

March 20, 2020

Economic sanctions were already a serious blow to Iran and Venezuela’s hospital capacity. The Trump administration’s determination to increase them could make it even harder for the two countries to contain the virus.

OAS Failed To Prove Fraud In Bolivian Election

March 20, 2020

A detailed new analysis conducted by researchers at the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that the OAS election observers’ audit of Bolivia’s 2019 presidential election failed to prove that the official result was fraudulent.

Venezuela’s Revolutionary Humanized Birth Plan

March 3, 2020

Despite U.S. sanctions, medicine shortages, and on-going economic crisis, Venezuela has been quietly implementing one of the world’s first nationwide plans to support pregnant women across the country and to humanize birth in Venezuela.

Argentina’s Fracking Boom Is Creating Climate Justice Concerns

February 26, 2020

Big Oil hopes Argentina’s shale oil and gas boom can rival the United States’. Backed by US dollar diplomacy, the boom has come at the cost of climate change, ecological damage, and encroachment on indigenous land.