Latin America & Caribbean

More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2)

More Sanctions on Venezuela

April 10, 2019
Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to intensify the sanctions that are strangling Venezuela’s economy. Mark Weisbrot says this is largely possible because members of Congress are unaware of the suffering the sanctions are causing in Venezuela
Protests Across Brazil and the World for the Release of Lula, "Political Prisoner"

Protests Across Brazil and the World for the Release of Lula, “Political Prisoner”

April 8, 2019

On the anniversary of the imprisonment of former Workers Party president Lula da Silva, tens of thousands protested in Brazil and around the world demanded his release. Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil

Does Socialism Make People Lazy?

Q&A with Paul Jaya and Taya Graham

April 8, 2019
In our series responding to viewer mail, Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to give his views on questions raised by viewers
What is a "Guaidó"? A Cowboy in Caracas (Pt 1/2)

What is a "Guaidó"?

April 7, 2019
Former Catholic Priest and Wyoming native Charlie Hardy talks about his recent experiences in Venezuela and looks back on 25 years living among the poorest of Venezuela’s poor
Trump " Tweets his Ignorance" about Puerto Rico

Trump “Tweets his Ignorance” about Puerto Rico

April 4, 2019

San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz calls out Trump’s false statements about how much aid has reached Puerto Rico, and says that he uses the peoples suffering to pitch them against each other

The Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

The Origins of Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

April 2, 2019

Venezuela has become a popular argument against socialism amongst conservatives because of the deep economic crisis it is currently traversing. Defenders of the Bolivarian project, though, say that US sanctions and economic war are to blame for the crisis. Greg Wilpert presents an analysis that tries to take all the factors into account

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Toxic Coal Ash Afflicts Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

April 1, 2019

Environmental Attorney Ruth Santiago talks to TRNN about litigation against American energy giant AES

Russia Defies US Threats Over Venezuela

Russia Defies US Threats Over Venezuela

March 28, 2019

Trump insists Russia ‘get out’ of Venezuela; Vijay Prashad says Russia is protecting its own economic interests, billions in outstanding loans