Category: South America

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Joe Emersberger: Compare and Contrast: Human Rights Watch on Mexico and Ecuador

HRW statements about Ecuador’s policing are out of proportion compared to their statements about the disappeared students in Mexico

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The Global Consequences of the Left Victory in Brazil

Brazil’s politics are in many ways closer to those of western Europe and North America than almost any other country in the global South

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Ewan Robertson: Advances and Challenges for Education in Venezuela

Pre-school enrollment has gone from 43.4 to 70.7%, primary attendance from 85 to 92.2%, and secondary from 47.7 to 75.1%.

Z. C. Dutka: The Difference Between Repression and Revolution

By purging security forces of corrupt officials, the government is pledging to dismantle some of the most powerful mafias in the Caribbean region

Alexander Beunder: Bolivian authoritarianism: not just a right-wing charge

Some see a renewed mobilization of the masses as the only way to return to the original goals of the process of change

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Atilio Boron: Brazil: A Pyrric Victory and What Comes Afterwards

Dilma’s victory was distressing and difficult

Alexandre Conceição: ‘Our big challenge is to continue the fight for structural reforms’

Interview with Alexandre Conceição, from the national leadership of the Movement of Rural Landless Workers

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Serge Halimi: The Left’s Unsung Success Story

The mainstream media are reluctant to talk about leftwing Latin American governments’ success stories

Laura Beratti: National Women’s Meeting in Argentina

Thousands marching for their rights

Eva María: The challenges ahead in Venezuela

Interview on the revolutionary process and the social conflicts that will shape the country’s future

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