Latin America & Caribbean

Puerto Rico Faces a Flood of Fracked Gas in Wake of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Faces a Flood of Fracked Gas in Wake of Hurricane Maria

March 28, 2019

The gas industry and its allies in Congress hope to push LNG exports to the island’s electricity grid, ravaged from climate change-fueled natural disaster

Venezuela Is in Economic Crisis, Not Humanitarian Crisis

Venezuela Is in Economic Crisis, Not Humanitarian Crisis

March 28, 2019

Max Blumenthal describes his experience on the ground in Venezuela to host Paul Jay, and talks about how the depiction of the country in broad humanitarian crisis is being used as a rationale for intervention in its domestic politics

"We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies" on Venezuela

“We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies” on Venezuela

March 26, 2019

Former UN Special Rapporteur says Michelle Bachelet needs to change her team and visit Venezuela herself, or she is going to continue to get an “unprofessional, one-sided, politicized report” on the state of the country

Ecuador's Lenin: Talks Progressive, Acts Conservative

Ecuador’s Lenin: Talks Progressive, Acts Conservative

March 26, 2019

Local elections in Ecuador over the weekend show that President Lenin Moreno has condemned his own party to irrelevance, while former President Rafael Correa’s new party makes a strong showing

Mexico Update: 100 Days In, Progressive President Riding High in Polls

Mexico Update: 100 Days In, Progressive President Riding High in Polls

March 25, 2019

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador’s approval rating is through the roof—Laura Carlsen reports from Mexico City on what has been achieved and what has not

Venezuela Update: UN Human Rights Report, More Sanctions

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

March 24, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Neoliberal Policies Are Tanking the Argentine Economy

Neoliberal Policies Are Tanking the Argentine Economy

March 22, 2019

Even with the IMF’s largest loan ever, Argentina cannot seem to avoid rising unemployment, high inflation, and recession. CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot explains that this is because they are following the usual failed neoliberal recipe

Venezuela and Socialism - mailbag with Paul Jay

Q&A with Paul Jaya and Taya Graham

March 21, 2019
Trump says socialism has proven a failure – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to discuss viewer comments and questions
Puerto Rico's Government Was Warned Climate Catastrophe Was Coming, But Didn't Listen

Puerto Rico’s Government Was Warned Climate Catastrophe Was Coming, But Didn’t Listen

March 20, 2019

Environmental activist Juan Rosario says that, after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico must do more to transition to renewable energy

Brazilian Left's Free Lula Campaign Highlights Miscarriage of Justice

Brazilian Left’s Free Lula Campaign Highlights Miscarriage of Justice

March 19, 2019

Left forces met in Sao Paulo to relaunch the Free Lula campaign. Members of grassroots movements and political parties were there, saying that Workers Party leader Lula da Silva was unjustly imprisoned