Category: Latin America

  • Canada’s Long Embrace of the Honduran Dictatorship

    Peter Kent recently returned from a three day trip (February 17-20) to Honduras, proudly declaring the mission a success. As Canada’s Minister of State for the Americas, Kent is the Tory government’s point person for Canada’s growing political and economic interests in the region. Honduras has become an important focus of those interests, since the … Keep reading »

  • Venezuela’s Revolution Faces Crucial Battles

    Decisive battles between the forces of revolution and counter-revolution loom on the horizon in Venezuela. The campaign for the September 26 National Assembly elections will be a crucial battle between the supporters of socialist President Hugo Chavez and the U.S.-backed right-wing opposition. But these battles, part of the class struggle between the poor majority and … Keep reading »

  • Relief, Occupations and the Haiti Crisis

    Toronto, February 2, 2010. View it on Vimeo website On January 12, Haiti was hit with an earthquake 7.0 on the Richter scale, leaving possibly 200,000 dead and 3 million affected. Much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, is now living in makeshift camps with their water, food, and health at risk. While many countries around the … Watch video »

  • Consolidating the Coup in Honduras? Pepe Lobo, Imperialism, and the Resistance

    A country of sharp inequality and class polarization, Honduras recently returned to the frontlines in the battle for Latin America’s soul. The terrain of struggle has shifted on multiple occasions over the last seven months, following the military coup against the democratically-elected President, Manuel “Mel” Zelaya. The battle entered its latest phase last week with … Keep reading »

  • Honduran Resistance in the Streets of Tegucigalpa

    Rafael Alegría Interviewed by Jeffery R. Webber Hundreds of thousands of Hondurans took to the streets on Wednesday, January 27 to protest the inauguration of Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Soza. Lobo was the victor in fraudulent elections held last November and his new regime is seen by the Honduran resistance as a continuation and consolidation of the … Keep reading »

  • Canadian Mining and Popular Resistance in Honduras

    Carlos Danilo Amador interviewed by Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber JRW/TG: We’re here in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (January 26). Can you give us your name and position in your organization? CDA: My name is Carlos Danilo Amador. I am the General Secretary of the Regional Environmental Committee of the Valle de Siria, a region in Honduras. … Keep reading »

  • Our Role in Haiti’s Plight

    Any large city in the world would have suffered extensive damage from an earthquake on the scale of the one that ravaged Haiti’s capital city on Tuesday afternoon, but it’s no accident that so much of Port-au-Prince now looks like a war zone. Much of the devastation wreaked by this latest and most calamitous disaster … Keep reading »

  • Neoliberalism and the Current Crisis in Mexico

    A Seminar with Andrés Barreda, held at Carleton University on November 27th, 2009; presented by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Political Economy in collaboration with CSRC. Watch video »

  • Honduras: The Coup That Never Happened

    “When the media goes quiet, the walls speak.” — graffiti in Tegucigalpa. What strikes a visitor to the Honduran capital most immediately in this moment is the degree to which the social and political conflict that has erupted since the golpe de estado (coup d’etat) on June 28th is actually written on the walls, the … Keep reading »

  • Crisis, Populist Neoliberalism and the Limits to Democracy in Mexico

    Forbes magazine recently placed two Mexicans, Carlos Slim and Joaquín Guzmán, high on their list of the most powerful people in the world. Carlos Slim is the world’s third-richest man and CEO of a telecommunications company and Joaquín Guzmán is the leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel. While the purpose and the methodology of this … Keep reading »

  • Federal Police

    Maxico part 2: The Fightback

    Mexico: The Murder of a Union and the Rebirth of Class Struggle The Fightback: From Protest to Rebellion? The government’s blitzkrieg attack on the SME has failed to destroy the resistance. Rather, the Mexican regime faces the broadest, deepest, and most unified resistance movement in decades. And, as importantly, it is a national resistance movement that … Keep reading »

  • SME Demonstration

    Mexico: The Murder of a Union and the Rebirth of Class Struggle

    Part 1: The New Assault “Brothers, companeros, comrades: we must convert the rage, the anger and the helplessness into superior organization, into unified and convergent projects, into cultivating unity without distinctions of any kind, to confront our class enemies because sooner or later, we shall overcome. Forthcoming actions are yet to come and we will come … Keep reading »