Category: South America

Joe Emersberger: The Hazards of Corporate Media Consumption

Just stick to reading the corporate press and you’ll be very well insulated

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

Supporters of the recent takeover emphasize the urgency to expedite land expropriations considering the shortages and economic war that Venezuela currently confronts

Z. C. Dutka: Venezuela’s Maduro Responds to Scathing US Editorials and Blames Capitalism for ‘Environment Collapse’

. Over the weekend, the Washington Post ridiculed president Nicolas Maduro and warned readers that, if elected to council, Venezuela would only “advocate for allies such as Syria, Iran and Cuba”

Ben Dangl: Uruguay’s Legalization of Marijuana Makes Sense in a Senseless Drug War

Conflicts over turf, profit and power in Latin America’s drug war have claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Decision Time in Brazil

Brazilians are now facing choices whose repercussions will be felt for decades

Joyce Hormon: Quest for Justice

During the military coup that overthrew Salvador Allende in Chile, US journalist Charles Hormon was captured, tortured, and killed. Imaginary Lines speaks with his widow, Joyce Hormon on her quest for justice

Federico Fuentes: Brazil: Marina Silva’s Rise is a Result of the Left’s Failures, Not Success

The demands and desires of those that may end up voting for Marina are legitimate, and the left would do well to think about how they could win over this natural ally to supporting a genuine proposal for change

Joe Emersberger: The Way Honest Reporters Spread Lies

All that is required for dishonest journalists to prosper is for honest ones to stick to saying what is politically safe

Z. C. Dutka: Ecuador Proposes Anti-Transnational Summit in Venezuela as Maduro Confronts Low Productivity Levels

The Second Conference of the Ministries of States Affected by Transnational Interests will be held this Wednesday in Caracas with member countries of the Union of South American Nations

George Ciccariello-Maher: Venezuela at a Tipping Point

No matter how you cut it, Nicolás Maduro’s first year in office was no walk in the park

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