Interconnection Without Integration in South America: 15 Years of IIRSA

October 8, 2015 Raúl Zibechi 0

The biggest problem facing a project like the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA) is that major investments in infrastructure without strategic definitions can lead to carrying out projects for the sake of carrying them out. This only benefits big business and the large central states of the region, not small countries or communities. […]

Latin America: Sow Extractivism, Reap Violence

August 31, 2015 Eduardo Gudynas 0

It is slowly becoming evident that today’s extractivism is advancing in a context of increasing violence. The advance of extractivism through industries such as open air mining megaprojects, oil exploration in the Amazon, or single crop cultivation, has had enormous social, economic, territorial and environmental impacts.

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Longtime Upside Down World Editor Moves On

“After 10 years I am stepping down as an editor at Upside Down World. Unfortunately, other commitments have made it impossible for me to put the time and energy into this that I had in the past. Working on the editorial collective all of these years has been one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in my life.” – Cyril Mychalejko

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Roger Burbach, Presente!

June 18, 2015 Michael Fox 0

Roger Burbach passed away in Berkeley, California, on March 5 at the age of 70. The Latin Americanist academic, author and activist would have turned 71 on June 18.

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Eduardo Galeano’s Words Walk the Streets of a Continent

April 13, 2015 Benjamin Dangl 0

The world lost one of its great writers today. Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano died at age 74 in Montevideo. With the small mountain of books and articles he left behind, Galeano gives us a language of hope, a way feel to feel rage toward the world while also loving it, a way to understand the past while carving out a better possible future.

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