Latin America & Caribbean
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a coup d’état in 2009, talks to Laura Carlsen about the origins and consequences of the crisis in His country.
2019 presented a complicated and mixed legacy for Latin America. Right-wing governments continued to make electoral in-roads, but popular uprisings against neoliberalism also left their mark on the region, says TRNN’s Greg Wilpert.
For two months, Chileans have been protesting all over the country on a daily basis.
As President Alberto Fernandez and VP Cristina Fernandez take over in Argentina, expectations are high that the new government will reverse the neoliberal policies of the previous government and emphasize progressive social policies.
The oil spill spans 10 states and contaminated 1500 miles of coastline. The Real News rides with a group of coastal defenders battling the spill. Photo and drone images of the beach clean-up courtesy of Mateus Morbeck.
President Evo Morales, as Bolivia’s first indigenous president, introduced numerous changes to the country to benefit Latin America’s largest indigenous population. The new coup government, however, is seeking to reverse all of these changes.
Hundreds of thousands protested throughout Colombia in the past days against neoliberal reforms and the government’s failure to comply with an agreement to increase education funding.
Bolivia’s social movements and former President Evo Morales support the new elections, but it’s far from certain that they will be fair.
Investigative journalist and founder of the Empire Files Abby Martin talks about the implications Julian Assange’s case has for journalism; if what happened in Bolivia was a coup, and if it’s part of a trend unfolding throughout Latin America; and her latest documentary film, “Gaza Fights for Freedom.”
In Chile, protesters are demanding better social services and President Sebastian Pinera’s resignation. Millions find it difficult to make ends meet, and many are forced to live in makeshift camps and shanty towns.