Latin America & Caribbean

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.

Bolivian Police Are Still Repressing Anti-Coup Protests

November 22, 2019

Since the Nov. 10 coup against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, 32 anti-coup protesters have been killed, and Bolivian media is spreading misinformation.

Laura Flanders Show: The Rise of Authoritarianism in Brazil

November 19, 2019

A Conversation with Petra Costa the Director of the documentary “The Edge of Democracy.” It is the last film in a trilogy by Brazilian actor and filmmaker Petra Costa. Each film explores the personal and political dimensions of her life, her family, and her country. The Edge of Democracy, however, is by far the most…

How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia

November 19, 2019

When the Organization of American States misled everyone into thinking that Bolivia’s presidential elections were fraudulent, it made the coup against Evo Morales possible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot.

Chile’s Government Agreed to a Constitutional Assembly. Will it Stop the Protests?

November 15, 2019

Even though Chile’s President Piñera agreed to hold a referendum on rewriting the constitution, many parties and protesters rejected the agreement because it was passed behind their backs.

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Forced to Resign in Coup d’État

November 12, 2019

Even though Morales agreed to the OAS’s push for new elections, the country’s opposition and military forced him out.

Chilean Student Leader: Change Long Overdue

November 12, 2019

Chile has been rocked by three weeks of sometimes violent protests demanding constitutional reform and greater equality. DW met up with one student leader for whom the last few weeks have been unusually hectic.

Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Freed, Promises to Continue Fight for Justice

November 10, 2019

After spending 19 months in jail on a 12-year prison sentence, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that Lula had to be freed until his appeals are exhausted. Supporters greeted him enthusiastically and Lula promised to fight the unjust case against him and for social justice in Brazil.

‘Massacre’ of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Is Result of Broken Peace Agreement

November 8, 2019

Yet another massacre of indigenous leaders in Colombia has sparked outrage across the country, as the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque faces increasing challenges to his already weakened leadership.

Brazilians March Against Bolsonaro and his Ties to Murder of Activist

November 7, 2019

The anti-Bolsonaro marches come amid extremely concerning revelations, which allegedly tie the president to the murder of the councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco last year.