Latin America & Caribbean

Exclusive Interview: Ex-President Manuel Zelaya – The Crisis in Honduras

January 2, 2020

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.

The Year in Latin America: The Right Continues to Advance, but so do Popular Movements

December 30, 2019

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.

Chileans Demand New Constitution as Protests Continue

December 19, 2019

For two months, Chileans have been protesting all over the country on a daily basis.

Argentines Celebrate Inauguration of New Center-Left Government

December 16, 2019

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.

Defending Brazil’s Coast From the Latest Oil Spill

November 29, 2019

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.

Anti-Indigenous Racism on the Rise in Post-Coup Bolivia

November 28, 2019

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.

Colombian Students, Unions Mobilize Against Neoliberal Reforms While Government Stalls

November 26, 2019

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 Coup Government Schedules New Election While Persecuting Opposition

November 26, 2019

Bolivia’s social movements and former President Evo Morales support the new elections, but it’s far from certain that they will be fair.

Abby Martin on Julian Assange, Coup in Bolivia, Bernie Sanders, and Gaza

November 25, 2019

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.”

Chile’s Wealth Gap Has Thousands Living in Shanty Towns

November 22, 2019

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.