Source: The Nation Last week, 181 member states of the United Nations voted yea in Venezuela’s favor, allowing Caracas to take one of the two non-permanent seats on the Security Council reserved for Latin America. […]
The massacre and subsequent disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students, known as “normalistas,” has sparked an international movement demanding that the 43 students be found alive. But it has also called into question the deep ties between drug cartels and Mexican politicians.
(IPS) – Uruguayan President José Mujica bought time for his plan to host six prisoners of Guantánamo, handing over the decision to the winner of the incoming elections. But time is a scarce resource for […]
Source: NACLA Report on the Americas The outcome of the Brazilian presidential election of October 5 was much as it was predicted to be two months before. Because Dilma Rousseff, the incumbent, of the Workers […]
Source: Al Jazeera Bolivia’s president talks about the country’s ongoing socio-economic transformation and his third term in office. In 2009, under the country’s first indigenous president a new constitution declared Bolivia a plurinational state – […]
The huge demonstration on October 2, 46 years after the massacre of Tlatelolco in the Plaza of 3 Cultures in Mexico City, was marked by mourning. First was the recent death of Raúl Álvarez Garín, student leader of the ’68 movement and central to conserving the memory of the movement and the fight to punish the assassins. To that was added the lethal attack on the education students of Ayotzinapa. […]
The significant gains made in Latin America in reducing poverty, especially in countries led by left-wing governments that reject the neoliberal economic prescriptions that Washington continues to promote, proves that not only are there alternatives to free market capitalism, but that these alternatives are more humane and effective in creating egalitarian societies.
Thousands of people marched in El Alto, Bolivia on Friday, October 17th to demand justice for the 2003 massacre of over 60 people during the country’s Gas War under the Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada administration.
The sun shone brightly in La Paz, Bolivia on election day this past Sunday. The cars and buses that usually fill the winding streets were prohibited for the day in order to prevent people from voting more than once in different locations.
Some twenty thousand members of the bases of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation marched briskly through San Cristobal de las Casas on October 8. They gathered on the outskirts of the city, under a blue sky stained with clouds that threatened rain and then walked in long, orderly lines toward the central plaza of the city.