Source: New Politics Steve Ellner, editor. Latin America’s Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-first Century. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. Notes. Index. Paper: $29.95. George Ciccariello-Maher, We Created Chavez: A People’s […]
On April 9, two Afro-Colombian young men were gunned down in the south Bogotá locality of Ciudad Bolívar while a nationwide march calling for peace was underway. Their assailants yelled “niches” and proceeded to shoot […]
Source: Honduras Culture and Politics Wednesday afternoon, the Honduran Supreme Court’s Constitutional branch, consisting of 5 justices, reported that they had reached a unanimous decision invalidating part of Article 239 of the Honduran constitution. Such […]
Contrary to mainstream media portrayals, Latin America remains wary of the U.S. government despite recent progress on Cuba policy. Source: NACLA Mainstream media accounts of the seventh Summit of the Americas, held last weekend in […]
(IPS) – More than 100 women small farmers from Chile’s southern Patagonia region have joined together in a new association aimed at achieving economic autonomy and empowerment, in an area where machismo and gender inequality […]
Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST), one of the longest standing and largest social movements in Latin America, continues to be a relevant force in the lives of everyday communities and families.
In Compañeras, Hilary Klein focuses in on the period around the time of the Zapatista uprising, which kicked off spectacularly on New Year’s Day 1994, as “a watershed moment” when “a tremendous amount of change was compressed into a very short period.” The book follows the development of the women’s struggle within and as part of the Zapatista trajectory over the ensuing 20 years.
On April 20, U.S. attorney Steven Donziger will help defend one of the most historic class-action court judgments against a large corporation: Ecuador’s Supreme Court decision in 2011 that holds Chevron liable for $9.6 billion of damages for environmental harms affecting an estimated 30,000 Amazonian people.