Latin America & Caribbean

The Amazon is Burning at a Record Rate

The Amazon is Burning at a Record Rate

August 22, 2019

The fires are the product of Bolsonaro’s policies that prioritize agribusiness over people—especially indigenous people, says Amazon Watch’s Christian Poirier

Venezuelans Transition from the Bolivar to the US Dollar

Venezuelans Transition from the Bolivar to the US Dollar

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August 18, 2019

Venezuelans in the nation’s capital of Caracas are sidestepping the bolivar—the country’s local currency—in favour of the US dollar. This trend appears to be on the rise as Venezuela’s currency crisis worsens

The Black Working Class and Venezuela: Fighting The Same Enemy

The Black Working Class and Venezuela: Fighting The Same Enemy

August 15, 2019

Netfa Freeman discusses the unique perspective of the Embassy Protection Collective’s work through the lens of the Black working class and their connection with Venezuela

Brazil's Student Movement Mobilizes to Oppose Bolsonaro's Education Privatization

Brazil’s Student Movement Mobilizes to Oppose Bolsonaro’s Education Privatization

August 14, 2019

Students rallied and marched in 207 municipalities of Brazil, to declare their opposition to right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s education reform that would privatize much of Brazil’s higher education. Mike Fox reports

Protests In Honduras Intensify as President Is Implicated in Drug Trafficking

Protests In Honduras Intensify as President Is Implicated in Drug Trafficking

August 14, 2019

Adrienne Pine and Jesse Freeston discuss Hondurans’ demand that President Juan Orlando Hernandez resign and the repressive, violent police response to protesters

Bolsonaro's Anti-Crime Crack-Down Also Targets Brazil's Social Movements 

Will Brazil’s Social Movements be Hit by Bolsonaro’s Anti-Crime Crackdown?

August 13, 2019

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro’s comment that criminals should “die like cockroaches” is not only reminiscent of Philippine president Duterte, but also seeks to persecute social movements, says Mike Fox

Bolivia's President Evo Morales Seeks An Unprecedented Fourth Term 

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales Seeks An Unprecedented Fourth Term 

August 13, 2019

The race for Bolivia’s presidency has begun and Evo Morales, has a good chance of winning,  if voters forgive him for the term limits controversy. Linda Farthing discusses the situation in Bolivia

The Evolution of Venezuela's Media Landscape: From Openness to Restriction and Propaganda?

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

August 11, 2019
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More Sanctions Against Venezuela Means More Suffering

More Sanctions Against Venezuela Means More Suffering

August 7, 2019

The Trump administration’s new sanctions freeze all of Venezuela’s U.S.-based assets and those of anyone who helps Maduro which will only increase poverty, says Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodriguez

NPR Shreds Ethics Handbook to Normalize Regime Change in Venezuela

August 6, 2019

The Reagan administration in 1982 coerced National Public Radio (NPR) to cover more favorably the US terrorist war then being waged against Nicaragua.