Peru

Mired in Corruption Scandals, Peru’s President Resigns

March 22, 2018

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has resigned in the wake of a growing corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and allegations of bribing parliament members to avoid impeachment. We speak to City College of New York professor Gerardo Renique

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

Ecuador VP Arrested for Corruption as Divisions Deepen Within Governing Party

October 6, 2017

The Odebrecht corruption scandal enveloping Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas is related to a conflict between former President Correa and current President Moreno, both from the same party. But how much of the scandal is about corruption, and how much of it is political?

Past is present in Latin America

January 2, 2017
The second part of our look at how governments shifted to the right in Latin America in 2016, imposing neoliberal economics in amidst high dissatisfaction with government

Who Should Pay for the Costs of Climate Change?

December 22, 2014

West Coast Environmental Law Attorney Andrew Gage and EcoEquity Director Tom Athanasiou discuss how corporations and governments can be held accountable

The Lima Accord: A Great Success or More Climate Catastrophe?

December 16, 2014

350.org’s Co-founder Jamie Henn says nations are not yet committing enough money to thwart climate change, and that next year’s Paris conference will be a referendum on the planet’s future

Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations

September 25, 2013
Kevin Zeese: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has nothing to do with trade or freedom, and ongoing demonstrations could encourage those on the inside to speak up

"The World According to Monsanto"

May 16, 2013
Darcey O’Callaghan: US embassies are aggressively and systematically promoting biotechnology and GMO food abroad

Venezuelan Democracy: A Tension Between Centralized Power and Local Democracy

March 28, 2013

Manuel Larrabure: The Bolivarian Revolution succeeded in developing models of community power and reduced inequality but so far has failed to diversify the economy or extend workers democracy in the oil and mining sector