Latin America

The Role the US Played in Reversing Latin America’s ‘Pink Tide’

July 29, 2018

A mere ten years ago almost all countries in South and Central America had left or center-left governments in office. Now only a handful remain. How did this happen? We speak to CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot about how Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon might have described to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the US effort…

US Gov’t Regime Change Machine Exacerbates Nicaragua’s Violent Protests

June 23, 2018

As Nicaragua’s leftist government faces a violent right-wing insurgency, journalist Max Blumenthal discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton how the regime change machinery bankrolled by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy boasted of “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against President Daniel Ortega

Exposing the OAS' Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Exposing the OAS’ Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy

May 31, 2018

The Organization of American States (OAS) is a Cold War-era group that acts as a vehicle for US influence, opposing leftist governments in Latin America. Journalist Max Blumenthal challenged the OAS on its extreme anti-Venezuela bias and enlisting of right-wing pro-Israel lobbyists to demonize Nicolas Maduro

US Interventions in Latin America Continue and Intensify

US Interventions in Latin America Continue and Intensify

May 6, 2018

Most US citizens don’t realize it, but the US government has continued and even intensified its regime change agenda in Latin America and successfully helped reverse the so-called “pink tide” of left-of-center governments over the past ten years, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Tillerson Tries and Fails to Rally Latin American Support for Sanctions Against Venezuela

February 11, 2018

US Secretary of State recently completed a tour of Latin American countries where he unsuccessfully tried to rally support for regional sanctions against Venezuela. However, as Venezuela’s Charge D’Affairs in DC explains, US unilateral financial sanctions against Venezuela is causing significant problems for the country

Argentina’s President Macri Withdraws Neoliberal Reforms Due to Massive

February 5, 2018

Prof. Atilio Boron analyzes the situation in Argentina, where President Macri is pushing drastic neoliberal reforms against widespread resistance from unions and social movements. Sec. of State Rex Tillerson visits to give Macri backing and to urge anti-Venezuela sanctions

Argentine Government Bars Major NGO Representatives from WTO Meeting

December 3, 2017

In an unprecedented move that violates World Trade Organization rules, Argentina revoked accreditations of representatives of 20 NGOs, preventing them from attending the 11th WTO Meeting in Buenos Aires next week. Deborah James of CEPR explains the significance of this decision

Protests Erupt as Honduras Presidential Election Results Reversed

November 30, 2017

The country’s electoral authority reversed the initial presidential election results, now giving the conservative incumbent a lead in the vote count. Tensions are mounting as protesters clash with the police. Heather Gies reports from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Opposition Wins Honduras Presidential Race, But Problems Lie Ahead

November 28, 2017

Honduras’ incumbent President Hernandez has not conceded the election and President-elect Salvador Nasralla faces many obstacles implementing a left-of-center and anti-corruption agenda, as his supporters would like. Prof. Adrienne Pine of American University explains

Trump’s New Cold War Hurts Ordinary Cubans

November 20, 2017

The State Department announced a tightening of the US economic embargo against Cuba, which hurts average Cubans and reverts to failed Cold War policies, explains Cuba specialist Professor Sujatha Fernandes