Category: South America

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Federico Fuentes: Why the media distorts Bolivia’s environmental record

When Bolivian President Evo Morales announced in May that his government was allowing oil and gas drilling in national parks, mainstream and progressive media outlets alike were quick to condemn his supposed hypocrisy on environmental issues. Writing for the Associated Press, Frank Bajak argued that although known internationally for his outspoken campaigning on climate change, Read more…

Carmelo Ruiz: The Case of Ecuador: Where Sovereignty is Serious Business

Here in the South, our sovereignty is under constant threat and protecting it requires our never ending vigilance

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Joe Emersberger: Ecuador’s Inevitable Right Wing Protests

Strong economic indicators, and Rafael Correa’s landslide re-election in 2013, has not deterred Ecuador’s elite from aping the tactics the Venezuelan right

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Marina Sitrin: Barter Networks – Lessons from Argentina for Greece

Millions of people in Argentina survived by exchanging what they already had, could do or could make

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Nicolas Maduro: Maduro Talks to teleSUR: Guyana Border Dispute, Greece, and Economic War

Venezuela’s president calls on Guyana’s president to resume talks over a piece of land west of the Essequibo river, which was looted from Venezuela by the British empire for its rich natural resources

Ian Steinman: Rio’s Student Resistance

Resistance at Brazil’s universities has provided a glimmer of hope amid ongoing austerity and repression.

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Patrick Bond: Is BRICS A True Alternative?

In turbulent economic times, BRICS will undergird – not undermine – Western financial decadence

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: “Ni una menos”: Feminism and Politics in Argentina

A historical national-wide demonstration in Argentina marks a turning point in the development of a feminist movement and is likely to affect local politics

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Andre Vltchek: Ecuador Fights for Survival – Against its Elites

Lately, in Ecuador, right-wing ‘elites’ are continuously protesting against the administration, accusing it of corruption and other ills

Danica Jorden: In Argentina and Mexico, “Not One Less” Means Every Woman’s Life Matters

Women’s rights activists in Argentina have revived the slogan that began in Mexico in response to the mass killings of young women in Ciudad Juárez

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