Argentina and the longed-for turnaround that ended four years of savage capitalism
- Carlos Aznárez
There are years that seem to last so long that according to the popular saying are like a century. Argentina has not been exempt from this comparison in going through this difficult 2019 that has just ended.
Such has been the burden of ...
Devices draining the desert: how demand for electric cars and smartphones is drying up the Atacama desert in Chile
- Nikolaj Houmann Mortensen
Lithium is essential for the batteries in our phones, our computers and the skyrocketing number of electric vehicles that are often seen as playing a key role in the green energy transition
With half the world’s lithium reserves, Chile has ...
What failed in Venezuela, succeeded in Bolivia: the playbook was the same
- Marco Teruggi
The different steps followed by the coup d’état in Bolivia can be matched with what the right wing is desperately trying to pull off in Venezuela. Both processes have unfolded according to what appears to be a similar playbook. An analysis ...
Open letter to Luis Almagro
- Jorge Majfud
Mr. Luis Almagro, Secretary of the Organization of American States:
Considering Your repeated failures and Your even more insistent abuses of functions as "Secretary" of the States, we ask You to do well and for the little honour that You ...
An unholy alliance
- Sandra Weiss
Across Latin America, the military's gaining power and moving into politics – with support of Christian fundamentalist groups
The government and the military got caught up in a struggle for power – in a country that’s generally considered ...
Released Lula in for greatest fight of his life
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Better not mess with the former Brazilian president; Putin and Xi are his real top allies in the Global Left
He’s back. With a bang.
Only two days after his release from a federal prison in Curitiba, southern Brazil, following a narrow 6× ...
Stalking the endangered wax palm in Colombia
- Jennie Erin Smith
Colombia’s national tree, the wax palm, is endangered. Now, with decades of guerrilla war in retreat, scientists are rediscovering vast forests and racing to study and protect them.
In 1991 Rodrigo Bernal, a botanist who specializes in palms, ...
Illegal loggers kill Brazilian indigenous forest guardian, wound another in ambush
- Brasil de Fato
“Bolsonaro government has indigenous blood on their hands,” pan-indigenous association APIB wrote
Paulo Paulino Guajajara was a member of an indigenous group known as “Guardians of the Forest” - Créditos: Sarah Shenker/Survival ...
Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys weapons of mass economic destruction to smash ...
Bolivia at crossroads – Choosing between continued success or handover to US hegemony
- Peter Koenig
“I don’t want to be the best President in the history of Bolivia, I want to be the President of the best Bolivia in history.” So proclaimed Evo Morales in a pre-election rally a few days before general elections, today, 20 October ...