Category: South America

Patrick Heller: BRICS from below: counterpower movements in Brazil, India and South Africa

Recent protest waves in Brazil, India and South Africa reveal clear patterns of what can be called counterpower movements, movements that explicitly challenge the instrumentalization of political power

Jim Shultz: The Case That Blew the Lid Off the World Bank’s Secret CourtsT

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come

Rachael Boothroyd: PSUV Grassroots Propose Candidates for Legislative Elections, 60% Women

Tens of thousands of grassroots activists gathered in more than 13,600 assemblies across Venezuela over the weekend to choose their pre-candidates for the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections

Lucas Koerner: How to Grossly Misrepresent Venezuelan Reality: A Reply to Alejandro Toledo

It is precisely this glaring double standard towards Venezuela that allows Toledo and 25 other ex-presidents to accuse the Bolivarian government of human rights violations

Michael K. Smith: Eduardo Galeano, 1940-2015: A Voice, Not An Echo

He always took the side of the doomed, despised, and damned

Marina Sitrin: With and Beyond Left Governments

Is there a way to think about left governments, autonomy, self organization, power from below, confederation and the forces of the State all together – in the same conversation?

Jérôme Roos: The IMF in Argentina: A Bondholder’s Best Friend?

It was actually Argentina’s private and official creditors who made the world’s largest ever national bankruptcy basically inevitable

Ben Dangl: Eduardo Galeano’s Words Walk the Streets of a Continent

Galeano gives us a language of hope, a way feel to feel rage toward the world while also loving it, a way to understand the past while carving out a better possible future

Pagina12: Chronicler of His Time Eduardo Galeano Has Died

The Uruguayan writer and journalist, author of emblematic books such as “Open Veins of Latin America,” “Memory of Fire,” and “The Book of Embraces,” died at 74 in Montevideo

Ezequiel Adamovsky: The Nisman Case: Deflating Rapidly

Right-wing media in Argentina sought to exploit the death for political purposes, with wild and unsubstantiated claims, but they haven’t been successful

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