Category: South America

Ben Dangl: Photo Essay: Thousands March in El Alto, Bolivia Demanding Justice for 2003 Gas War Massacre

Photo essay of the October 17th march, including the vast participation of the neighborhood councils and family members of Gas War victims

Federico Fuentes: Evo Morales’ Victory Demonstrates How Much Bolivia Has Changed

Bolivians have once again overwhelmingly chosen to push forward with their process of change

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Thousands of Venezuelan Youth March to Demand End to “Terrorism”

The youth march was organized in response to the assassination of 27-year old lawmaker and Chavista leader Robert Serra

Joe Emersberger: Bolivia-Venezuela Comparisons Should be Very Helpful to Radical Chavistas

The Morales government has been more defiant of economic orthodoxy (i.e. more radical) than Venezuela’s in some important ways

Bruno Lima Rocha: Brazil and the Elections in the Second Round – the campaign midterm

The question remains: If Neoliberalism comes back, what to do? And now: Who will face it? Which social forces are able to challenge it?

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Planting the People’s Seed Law in Venezuela

It is clear that the movement is growing strength and numbers, as food sovereignty becomes defined through a participatory process from the grassroots up

Atilio Boron: Why Did Evo Win?

The landslide victory of Evo Morales has a very simple explanation: he won because his government has been, without a doubt, the best in the troubled history of Bolivia

Ben Dangl: Beyond Evo Morales’ Electoral Victory: A View from La Paz

On the car-less, sunny streets of La Paz on election day, the enthusiasm for the government was palpable

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Honoring Indigenous Resistance Day in Venezuela, the Struggle Continues

The framework of decolonizing is a growing theme throughout the Americas

Ben Dangl: Has Evo Morales proven his critics wrong?

Evo Morales will most likely be re-elected today because he is a better alternative than his neoliberal predecessors and their contemporary counterparts

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