I thought that I would die without living and knowing a revolution. I came late to the Cuban Revolution, since I was born a few years after it. I witnessed the ephemeral triumph and then the drowning in blood and fire, by the government of Ronald Reagan and his "contras," of the Sandinista Revolution. I had wanted, like John Reed, to be in the middle of the explosion of the great revolutions.
The Guatemalan Episcopal Conference elected Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini, a defender of popular causes, as its new president on Friday. Ramazzini has been bishop of San Marcos, in western Guatemala for 17 years where he has […]
South American leaders announced last week plans to build a massive natural gas pipeline through the Amazon rain forest. Environmentalists say it could damage part of the Amazon by polluting waterways, destroying trees and creating […]
Sydney Possuelo, a Brazilian explorer who made a career out of finding and protecting indigenous tribes, was fired for criticizing government officials. Possuelo compared his boss to the "ranchers, land-grabbers, miners, and loggers" who have […]