Brazil: the only way to defeat the right-wing candidate is to vote for Fernando Haddad!
- Anita Leocádia Prestes
An avalanche of authoritarianism, violence and fascist terror has struck Brazil in recent weeks, culminating in the dramatic score obtained by Captain Jair Bolsonaro in the first round of this year's presidential election.
It is urgent that good men ...
Can Brazil’s democracy be saved?
- Robert Muggah
A dangerous right-wing populist who preys on division and disunity looks to be headed for the presidency.
"Brazil above all else, God above all" (Brazilian version of Deutschland über alles)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — ...
50 years after a student massacre, Mexico reflects on democracy
- Elisabeth Malkin
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s student movement erupted so suddenly in the summer of 1968 that it seemed to catch even its followers by surprise.
The protests began as Mexico City was preparing to host the Olympics that October — an event ...
Equality and Territory: the Common Struggle of Indigenous Women in the Andes
- Mariela Jara
This article is published ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Women, celebrated September 5, which marks the execution of indigenous guerrilla leader Bartolina Sisa.
“At the age of 18 I was the first female leader in my organisation, ...
The Uprooting in Haiti: whispers of a revolutionary past and future
In July 2018, protests developed in Haiti and then escalated against the government. The immediate spur for the protests came when the government of Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant raised fuel prices by 38% (gasoline) and 51% (diesel and kerosene). ...
Lula: There Is a Right-Wing Coup Underway in Brazil
- Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Mr. da Silva, the former president of Brazil, wrote this Op-Ed essay from prison.
A sign read “Free Lula” during the national convention of the Workers’ Party in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this month.CreditNelson ...
In wake of AMLO victory, US media fear Chavismo and hope for ‘business-friendly’ change
- Gregory Shupak
Neoliberal capitalist dogma pervades mainstream media. A case in point is coverage of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s resounding victory in Mexico’s presidential election.
Referring to the president-elect by his commonly used ...
The balkanization of South America – and the role of fifth columns throughout the world
- Peter Koenig
During the recent meeting in Caracas of the Venezuelan Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, in mid-June 2018, President Maduro said something extremely interesting, but also extremely disturbing – nonetheless highly important for the region ...
Nicaragua: An open letter to Amnesty International
- Camilo E. Mejía
Through this letter I express my unequivocal condemnation of Amnesty International with regards to the destabilizing role it has played in Nicaragua, my country of birth.
I open this letter quoting Donatella Rovera, who at the time of speaking had been ...
“Cuba denounces US policy, sparking its revolutionary role”: Luciano Vasapollo
- Achille Lollo
The ongoing political pressure and more importantly, the “limited intensity” operations being carried out by the CIA and the U.S. State Department in practically every Latin American country are affecting the political situation and stability ...