Smarter Empire

By Kevin A. Young, New Left Review. -

In June 2019, candidate Joe Biden pledged to wealthy donors that ‘nothing would fundamentally change’ once he was elected. In Latin America at least, he is keeping that promise. The evidence so [...]

Latin America Finds Its Own Answers To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines

By Rubén Sierra, Council On Hemispheric Affairs. -

In a world harmed by the severe COVID-19 pandemic, the access to vaccines is being distorted by the rules of the open market and the deep gap between rich and poor nations. As the director of the [...]

US Meddling In Ecuador’s Historic Election And Fake NGO ‘Left’

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton, Moderate Rebels. -

Max Blumenthal speaks with Ben Norton, who is reporting from Ecuador, on the historic February 7 election, and how the US government, regime-change networks, and wealthy oligarchs are trying to [...]

2020 Latin America And The Caribbean In Review: The Pink Tide May Rise Again

By Roger Harris, Popular Resistance. -

The balance between the US drive to dominate Latin America and the Caribbean and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, tipped portside by year end 2020 [...]

Latin American Academics Endorse Boycott Of Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions

By Latin American BDS Coordination, BDS Movement. -

In their statement, the signatories commit not to participate in any type of academic exchange or cooperation with or accept funding from complicit Israeli institutions or the State of Israel. In [...]

The Origins Of Anti-Extractivism

By Nick Serpe, Dissent Magazine. -

In the social science literature, there’s this sense that countries or states that rely on mining or oil for their revenues are doomed to some kind of pathology: they’re going to be [...]

Maradona: The Bolivarian Soccer Genius

By Danny Shaw and William Camacaro, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

The fighting peoples of the world lost a humble legend yesterday. Diego Armando Maradona was 60 years old. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever grace the pitches, the spirited striker [...]

Talk Of Another Pink Tide

By Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News. -

The election of Luis Arce in Bolivia last month has been much celebrated in circles where people of humane good will gather. This is as it should be: Arce was economics and finance minister in [...]

Human Rights, Terrorism And Organized Crime

By Stephen Sefton, Global Research. -

In Latin America, widespread abuses under right wing regimes in, for example, Colombia, Honduras, Haiti or Brazil get mentioned in low key terms, if at all, while false claims by US funded [...]

Protests Against Greed And Inequality Are Spreading Like Wildfire Through Latin America

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

With attention fixed on this week’s events in Bolivia, you would be excused for not realizing that much of the rest of the region has for weeks also been ablaze in the flames of protest. In [...]

COVID-19: On The Decline In Nicaragua As Its Critics Fall Silent

By John Perry, Popular Resistance. -

No country can yet claim to have defeated Covid-19, but clearly some are having more success than others. Nicaragua is one of these, and could yet be recognized as a world leader. With under [...]

A Cold War Power Play At The Inter-American Development Bank

By Yj Liao, Qiao Collective. -

Having launched his presidential campaign by labeling migrants from south of the U.S.-Mexico border as “rapists and criminals,” Latin America was perhaps one of the last places President Donald [...]

Walking The Tightrope: Latin America’s Pink Tide

By: Frederick B. Mills, New Politics. -

Latin America’s Pink Tide: Breakthroughs and Shortcomings, edited by economic historian and prominent Latin Americanist Steve Ellner, offers a critical ethical theoretical framework for assessing [...]

Long Overdue For Latin America: A “Good Neighbor Policy”

By Medea Benjamin and Steve Ellner, CODEPINK. -

U.S. policy towards Venezuela has been a fiasco. Try as it might, the Trump regime-change team has been unable to depose President Maduro and finds itself stuck with a self-proclaimed president, [...]

The ‘New’ American Mercenary: A Pocket History

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

Though the bizarre story has been subsumed by other events, last month’s aborted invasion of Venezuela should’ve hardly shocked anyone. The United States has long used mercenaries to do its [...]