Latin America & Caribbean

Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President's Austerity Reforms

Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President’s Austerity Reforms

June 14, 2019

In what has become the largest mobilization against Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, millions of Brazilians joined in the general strike, shutting down schools, banks, and public transportation. They are demanding a halt of the pension reform and the release of imprisoned ex-president Lula da Silva. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism

Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism

June 14, 2019

In the Aguan River valley, land defenders struggle to protect their water from a mining project controlled by the wealthy Facussé family. Dimitri Lascari reports from Honduras

Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil's Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated

Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil’s Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated

June 12, 2019

The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil’s corruption cases. Initial analysis reveals that former president Lula da Silva’s prosecution and conviction were politically motivated. Mike Fox discusses the ramifications    

Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

June 11, 2019
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Puerto Rico to Receive New Disaster Relief, but Colonial Status Prevents  Economic Recovery

Puerto Rico to Receive New Disaster Relief, but Colonial Status Prevents  Economic Recovery

June 7, 2019

Congress passed a new disaster relief bill, to provide Puerto Rico an additional $1.4 billion. But colonial status, a financial oversight board with conflict of interest, and unfavorable laws ensure that the Island remains mired in poverty

Trump Targets Cuba's Tourism and Small Businesses

Trump Targets Cuba’s Tourism and Small Businesses

June 6, 2019

Trump administration sanctions that impose new travel restrictions on Cuba are aimed at Cuba’s economy and will have no effect on Cuba’s support for Venezuela, says Netfa Freeman of IPS

Trump's Mexico Tariffs: A 'Foolish' Policy

Trump’s Mexico Tariffs: A ‘Foolish’ Policy

June 6, 2019

The US has massive trade with Mexico, in both directions, which would be seriously impacted by Trump’s proposal to impose a progressively rising tariff on all Mexican imports until Mexico limits migration to the US. Manuel Perez Rocha of IPS discusses the consequences  

Trump's Mexico Tariff Ignores the Reality of Migration

Trump’s Mexico Tariff Ignores the Reality of Migration

June 6, 2019

Mexico has already deported thousands of Central Americans who are fleeing their homelands because of a century of U.S. interventionist policies