South America Shows Unity in Support of Palestinian Statehood
(IPS) – With the string of announcements in South America of recognition of a Palestinian state this month, the region’s integration process showed a new interest in and capacity to reach common positions in the […]
Holding Mexico Hostage
Source: Americas Mexico Blog President Felipe Calderon, in a recent interview, said that if it were not for his war against the drug cartels, his government – and all of Mexico – “would be […]
WikiLeaks: How the US Sees the Landless Movement in Brazil
Source: WikiLeaks New cables published by Wikileaks reveal that the U.S. embassy and consulates in Brazil are deeply concerned about the Landless People’s Movement (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra or MST). The diplomats […]
OAS Diplomat’s Words Rattle Haiti’s Occupation Regime
As the one-year anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake approaches, a brutally frank account of the plight of its people has been delivered by a highly placed diplomat. Ricardo Seitenfus, the representative to Haiti of the Organization of American States, delivered a hard-hitting assessment of the foreign role in that country in an interview published in the December 20 edition of the Swiss daily Le Temps.
Salvation: Cuba’s International Medical Brigades
Cuba’s substantive dedication of humanitarian medical emergency aid to Haiti upon the disastrous 12 January 2010 magnitude 7 Port-Au-Prince earthquake followed 50 years of planned Cuban healthcare and first-response commitment internationally and across the global south. […]
Understanding Empire in Latin America
The past ten years in Latin America have witnessed a major shift to the left in both the halls of government power and society. This transformation resulted in a flurry of newspaper articles and books seeking to explain George W. Bush’s imperial designs, the leftist trend in the region and the dynamics of US-Latin American relations. […]
Peru: Decades On, Women Remain Last in Line for Justice
(IPS) – Investigations of the raping of women in the 1980s during Peru’s counterinsurgency war have ground to a halt, even though the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission filed the respective complaints in 2004. Not […]
The Legacy of the Nueva Canción: An Interview with Patricio Manns
Patricio Manns, Chilean poet, author, singer and songwriter is one of the few whose work is a testimony to history. Despite current trends and contemporary politics, which contribute a difference to ideology and culture, Manns remains committed to the universality of the Nueva Canción, and continues to be a revolutionary voice, recognizing the necessity of it and promoting the movement through his numerous works.