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Latin America & Caribbean

Defending Brazil’s Coast From the Latest Oil Spill

November 29, 2019

The oil spill spans 10 states and contaminated 1500 miles of coastline. The Real News rides with a group of coastal defenders battling the spill.   Photo and drone images of the beach clean-up courtesy of Mateus Morbeck.

Anti-Indigenous Racism on the Rise in Post-Coup Bolivia

November 28, 2019

President Evo Morales, as Bolivia’s first indigenous president, introduced numerous changes to the country to benefit Latin America’s largest indigenous population. The new coup government, however, is seeking to reverse all of these changes.

Colombian Students, Unions Mobilize Against Neoliberal Reforms While Government Stalls

November 26, 2019

Hundreds of thousands protested throughout Colombia in the past days against neoliberal reforms and the government’s failure to comply with an agreement to increase education funding.

Bolivia’s Coup Government Schedules New Election While Persecuting Opposition

November 26, 2019

Bolivia’s social movements and former President Evo Morales support the new elections, but it’s far from certain that they will be fair.

Abby Martin on Julian Assange, Coup in Bolivia, Bernie Sanders, and Gaza

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November 25, 2019

Investigative journalist and founder of the Empire Files Abby Martin talks about the implications Julian Assange’s case has for journalism; if what happened in Bolivia was a coup, and if it’s part of a trend unfolding throughout Latin America; and her latest documentary film, “Gaza Fights for Freedom.”

Chile’s Wealth Gap Has Thousands Living in Shanty Towns

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November 22, 2019

In Chile, protesters are demanding better social services and President Sebastian Pinera’s resignation. Millions find it difficult to make ends meet, and many are forced to live in makeshift camps and shanty towns.

Bolivian Police Are Still Repressing Anti-Coup Protests

November 22, 2019

Since the Nov. 10 coup against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, 32 anti-coup protesters have been killed, and Bolivian media is spreading misinformation.

Laura Flanders Show: The Rise of Authoritarianism in Brazil

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November 19, 2019

A Conversation with Petra Costa the Director of the documentary “The Edge of Democracy.” It is the last film in a trilogy by Brazilian actor and filmmaker Petra Costa. Each film explores the personal and political dimensions of her life, her family, and her country. The Edge of Democracy, however, is by far the most…

How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia

November 19, 2019

When the Organization of American States misled everyone into thinking that Bolivia’s presidential elections were fraudulent, it made the coup against Evo Morales possible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot.

Chile’s Government Agreed to a Constitutional Assembly. Will it Stop the Protests?

November 15, 2019

Even though Chile’s President Piñera agreed to hold a referendum on rewriting the constitution, many parties and protesters rejected the agreement because it was passed behind their backs.