Latin America & Caribbean

Trump Threatens to Shoot Migrants Fleeing US-Fueled Violence and Instability

Trump Threatens to Shoot Migrants Fleeing US-Fueled Violence and Instability

November 4, 2018

While Donald Trump deploys troops to the Mexico border and orders them to shoot immigrants who throw rocks, many people in this migrant caravan in fact already fled US government-fueled violence in Central America. Eduardo García discusses impunity for Border Patrol killings and US-backed instability in Honduras and Guatemala

Trump Threatens 15,000 Troops Amid Unprecedented Militarization of U.S.-Mexico Border

Trump Threatens 15,000 Troops Amid Unprecedented Militarization of U.S.-Mexico Border

November 2, 2018

Just days before the midterms, President Trump is threatening to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border in response to a caravan of Central American migrants

How Trump's Racist Campaigning Serves 'Rule by the Rich'

How Trump’s Racist Campaigning Serves ‘Rule by the Rich’

November 2, 2018

Unveiling a racist, anti-immigrant ad just days ahead of the midterms, Donald Trump is making unprecedented use of a decades-old “dog whistle” political strategy that demonizes people of color in the service of policies that benefit “rule by the rich,” says UC Berkeley law professor and author Ian Haney López

Brazil Election Celebration

Supporters of Brazil’s Neofascist President Celebrate, Workers Party in Shock

October 30, 2018

With the election of neofascist Jair Bolsonaro as president of Latin America’s largest country, the people of Brazil could hardly be more polarized. An election night field report from Mike Fox

Bolsonaro Represents the Starkest Expression of Politics of Hatred in Brazil (Pt. 2/2)

Bolsonaro Represents the Starkest Expression of Politics of Hatred in Brazil

October 29, 2018

Prof. Alfredo Saad-Filho says the disappointment with the presidency of Bolsonaro will be inevitable

Brazil’s Election ‘No Surprise’ – Are the Left’s Fears of Bolsonaro Justified?

October 29, 2018

While it was no surprise that right-wing extremist Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election with 55% of the vote, it was with a smaller margin than originally projected. Now comes the great danger for the country’s minorities and opposition forces, says Alex Hochuli

Haitians Rise Up Against Corruption, Austerity

Haitians Rise Up Against Corruption, Austerity

October 28, 2018

A corruption scandal in Haiti has ignited a massive protest and thrown the Haitian government into crisis. At issue is the misuse of nearly $2 billion from PetroCaribe, a Venezuela-sponsored program that was supposed to help rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. We speak to Jake Johnston of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Brazilian Students Protest Police Raids Ahead of Presidential Election

Brazilian Students Protest Police Raids Ahead of Presidential Election

October 27, 2018

Students and professors rallied across Brazil, following police raids at more than two dozen public universities, attempting to stop “partisan” activity on campus. Mike Fox reports

Calling Brazil's Presidential Frontrunner 'Neofascist' is Accurate

Calling Brazil’s Presidential Frontrunner ‘Neofascist’ is Accurate

October 26, 2018

Brazilians face a momentous decision on Sunday, between ‘neo-fascist’ frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro and the Workers Party’s Fernando Haddad. How did Brazil get to this point? We discuss the situation with Alex Hochuli

Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase

Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase

October 19, 2018

Supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro have attacked dozens of his opponents, killing two, while social media campaign spins out of control with lies about Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad. Michael Fox reports from Brazil