Latin America & Caribbean

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

December 14, 2018

While the US tried to portray the landing of Russian nuclear weapons capable bombers in Venezuela as a threat, Venezuela clearly sees the US as the threat, which is why the Russian military was invited, say Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert

Lopez Obrador’s Plans to Lead Mexico out of Neoliberalism Will Mean Crossing Swords with the US

December 9, 2018

We now have a politically experienced president in Mexico – gone are the days when Mexico kowtows to the US. This will mean a more sovereign economic and foreign policy, says Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism (Pt 1/2)

vRoger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism

December 8, 2018
After performing in Brazil, Roger Waters discusses the rise of Jair Bolsonaro and the Murder of Marielle Franco
Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

December 6, 2018

The Guardian report claiming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange met with Paul Manafort is fake news, says the former consul in Ecuador’s London embassy, Fidel Narváez. But it is true that Trump’s ex-campaign chairman met with new Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to discuss handing Assange over to the US.

Will Green Growth Save Puerto Rico?

Will Green Growth Save Puerto Rico?

December 6, 2018

The people of Puerto Rico are facing severe austerity measures; a new study, Austerity Versus Green Growth for Puerto Rico, presents a way out of the debt spiral says Professor Robert Pollin

Conflict on US-Mexico Border Intensifies, With No Clear Resolution Ahead

Conflict on US-Mexico Border Intensifies, With No Clear Resolution Ahead

December 4, 2018

Thousands of asylum seekers are camped out in Tijuana, Mexico, near US border, as thousands more are making their way north, caught between the closed US border and US policies that forced them to flee

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico's Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico’s Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

December 3, 2018

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s new center-left president was inaugurated and outlined policies that were more ambitious than what he campaigned on, says Laura Carlsen, of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy in Mexico City

Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil

Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil

November 29, 2018

National Security advisor John Bolton visited Brazil on Thursday, to find areas of agreement with Brazil’s recently elected far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro. Key targets include Venezuela and Cuba

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List and Intensify Sanctions

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ List and Intensify Sanctions

November 23, 2018

According reports in Washington Post and Reuters, the Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela’s economy. We speak to Steve Ellner about the sanctions’ effects