Latin America & Caribbean

Bolivia crisis

April 26, 2008
Brazil has banned the export of rice over fears that a supply crunch and rising global prices could threaten food supplies at home. Reinhold Stephanes, Brazil’s agriculture minister, said the move was in response to a number of other countries, mostly in Asia, who have also banned rice exports, causing an imbalance in the global…

Bolivia

April 23, 2008
Bolivian President Evo Morales outlined a plan at the UN on Tuesday to rescue the world from environmental degradation and injustice. Drawing connections between free-market economics, excessive consumption, environmental problems and social injustice, the Bolivian leader urged the world to “put an end to the exploitation of human beings and the pillage of natural resources”…

Paraguay elects left wing former Bishop

April 21, 2008

Former Catholic clergyman inflicts crushing victory on ruling right wing party in power since 1947

61 years of right-wing rule could end in Paraguay

April 18, 2008

Paraguayan voters appear to be ready to end 61 years of right-wing rule in the Latin American country in a national election this Sunday. Fernando Lugo, a former bishop and head of the Patriotic Alliance for Change, is leading in the polls against the incumbent Colorado Party, which has ruled Paraguay without interruption since 1947.

Colombian attack on FARC in Ecuador

March 6, 2008

Pepe Escobar: Tension grows between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador

Free Trade unions in Cuba

February 21, 2008

Pepe Escobar on the need for independent trade unions

Following Fidel

February 20, 2008

Pepe Escobar: Cuba in transition to more open socialist society