Category: South America

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Joe Emersberger: Media Rubbish about Venezuelans Who Have Left to Live Abroad

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 145,000 Venezuelans immigrated to the U.S. from 1990 to 2011

Jeffrey R. Webber: Ecuador’s Impasse

Left and indigenous forces in Ecuador are attempting to create an alternative to both Rafael Correa and the Right

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Z. C. Dutka: Venezuela Responds to International Criticism Regarding Border Closure

Venezuela accused the United States and the European Union of hypocrisy after both bodies criticized the South American nation for deporting over 1000 undocumented Colombians

Andrés Antillano: Economic Recession and Increased Repression Are the Spark for Social Explosions

Andrés Antillano, chair of the Department of Criminology at the Central University of Venezuela School of Law, discusses the relationship between violence, criminality, and the state in Venezuela under the Bolivarian Revolution. On the basis of his field work, the social scientist analyzes the crime surge in Venezuela as well as the Maduro government’s recent Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: The Economist Scrapes the Bottom of the Barrel to Attack Rafael Correa

Correa’s government is already one of most successful in Ecuador’s history because it has rejected the neoliberal dogmas promoted by the Economist

René Rojas: Challenging Chile’s Neoliberal Consensus

New movements in Chile are fighting to bring down the country’s post-Pinochet establishment

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Federico Fuentes: Venezuela: Could Chavistas Lose The Coming Election?

Every election since Hugo Chavez’s successful 1998 bid for president has been transformed into a referendum on the future of the country’s “Bolivarian revolution”

Adam Talbot: Rio’s Olympic preparations under the spotlight

In the run-up to the Rio Olympics people have been forced from their homes and killed in the streets, while the environment has been permanently damaged

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Eva Golinger: The Secret Agenda Behind the Venezuela-Guyana Conflict

What appears to be a centuries-old struggle for control over a sliver of land in Northeastern South America is actually a front for regime change

Karla Peña: The Struggle for Land Reforms and Food Sovereignty in Ecuador

Over 6,000 individuals and 500 organizations have participated in consultas on the land law with Ecuador’s government

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