Category: Latin America

  • Cuba: Something That Must Be Defended

    For starters, I must say that the present juncture hasn’t been particularly harsh for me. It must have been luck, but the right bus has always turned up to get me out of a jam. I’ve managed to travel with some leg room even. That doesn’t mean I don’t understand and relate to the difficult … Keep reading »

  • The Vicissitudes of the Latin American State

    A Conversation with Mabel Thwaites Rey In early May, while in Buenos Aires, I had an extended conversation with Mabel Thwaites Rey, one of the leading theorists of the Latin American state and preeminent analyst of the rise and fall of the progressive tide of social movements and governments in the twenty-first century. She is a … Keep reading »

  • Eternal Builder of Dreams and Hopes: Marta Harnecker (1937 – 2019)

    “Well, friends, that’s it for today. You have to live in uncertainty and get ahead no matter what it takes. A hug as always, full of dreams and hopes.” – Marta With these words Marta Harnecker bade farewell to all her friends in her last mail on April 24th, after giving us her last brave … Keep reading »

  • Labour Protest in Mexico 2019: The SITUAM Strike

    #SITUAM (workers of the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico) has a militant tradition, as many of its professors had been politically influenced by their participation in the massive student movement of 1968. Keep reading »

  • Bolsonaro: the First 100 days

    Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro – the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to a democratic regime – the first meaningful protests, apart from some popular mocking and chants directed against him during Carnaval in February, took place since … Keep reading »

  • From Neo-Liberalism to Neo-Fascism?

    Reaction across the Americas from Bolsonaro to Trump. Presentations by Ana Saggario Garcia, Ray Kiely, and Ruth Felder. Recorded in Toronto, 28 March 2019. Watch video »

  • Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Social Base, Agenda and Perspectives

    The rise of the far right is a worldwide phenomenon, rooted in the nefarious effects of neoliberal globalization which have pushed the world into mass unemployment and enormous inequalities. I consider it to be a late political effect of the global financial crisis that hit the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Keep reading »

  • Defiant Resistance: The Venezuelan Crises and the Possibility of Another World

    Bob Dylan once said, “Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.” February 23rd, 2019, was the day that Juan Guaidó, had ‘authorized’ ‘humanitarian aid’ to enter Venezuela, an attempt to force the Maduro government, and thus the Venezuelan people, to their knees. Keep reading »

  • Searching for New Forms of Struggle

    Joao Pedro Stédile Reports on the Latin America Left from the International People’s Assembly. Keep reading »

  • Trudeau Doctrine

    Many Canadians are familiar with the Monroe Doctrine. First issued in 1823, it warned European powers against renewed colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Presented as anti-imperialist, the Monroe Doctrine was later used to justify U.S. interference in regional affairs. We may be seeing the development of a Canadian equivalent. The “Trudeau Doctrine” claims to support … Keep reading »

  • The War on AMLO

    The Mexican and international right are united in their efforts to delegitimatize the AMLO presidency. Keep reading »

  • ‘Progressive’ Trudeau Government Attacks Venezuela

    With neoliberalism’s sights set on Venezuela, John Clarke examines the imperialism of a superficially progressive Canada. Keep reading »