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Latin America & Caribbean

Rightward Shift in Latin America Spelling End of Regional Integration

July 12, 2018

The Union of South American Nations – UNASUR – was an ambitious project to integrate South America not just on economic terms, but also on political and social terms, but the rightward drift in Latin America is leading to its dissolution, with the unfortunate help of Ecuador’s government, where its headquarters are, says former foreign…

Arrest Warrant for Ecuador’s Ex-President Correa: Based on “No Evidence”

July 11, 2018

The prosecution of ex-president Rafael Correa is a blatant attempt to prevent the return of Correa to Ecuador, as the country’s most prominent opposition leader, says former foreign minister Guillaume Long

With the Largest Manddate in Recent History, Lopez Obrador Takes Decisive Steps for Mexico’s Presidency

July 10, 2018

Prof. John Ackerman talks about the mandate, Lopez Obrador’s foreign policy, and his plans for constitutional reforms

The Near Release of Brazil’s Lula

July 9, 2018

Judge Sérgio Moro intervened from vacation to ensure that former president Lula would not be released, says Brian Mier of Brasil Wire. We talk to him about the process by which Lula was almost released on Sunday and how authorities managed to prevent it – all in order to derail his new presidential bid

Mexico’s AMLO Gets Massive Mandate to Stand Up to the US

July 2, 2018

As the center-left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins the presidency by an overwhelming margin, Laura Carlsen and Alex Main talk about the election results, what this means for Mexico, and how it will affect U.S.-Mexico relations.

Mexico's Historic 2018 Presidential Election

June 25, 2018
Mexicans head to the polls on Sunday, July 1, to elect a new president for a new six-year term. This is a historic election because it is the first time since the Mexican revolution that a leftist - Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador - is likely to be elected. Here is our election coverage of the past few months

US Gov’t Regime Change Machine Exacerbates Nicaragua’s Violent Protests

June 23, 2018

As Nicaragua’s leftist government faces a violent right-wing insurgency, journalist Max Blumenthal discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton how the regime change machinery bankrolled by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy boasted of “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against President Daniel Ortega

General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia

June 23, 2018

A protest at the annual GM shareholders’ meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails to provide them with compensation. Frank Hammer, who recently visited the GM worker’s protest in Colombia, organized by the ASOTRECOL union, reports on the shareholder meeting and what is going…

Left Candidate Lopez Obrador Leads Mexican Presidential Race by an Insurmountable Margin

June 21, 2018

Mexico’s July 1 presidential election is likely to lead to a historic result as the center-left candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador leads the race by 25 percentage points over his closest rival. We talk to Laura Carlsen about the race, the murders of local candidates, and the impact of Trump’s immigration policy on the race