Category: South America

Richard Fidler: Bolivia to Host 2015 Meeting of Social Movements to Fight Climate Change

In wake of UN’s COP20 Failure, ALBA Summit Backs Proposal to Draft Alternative Plan

Robert Hunziker: Chile’s Plantation Economy

Neoliberalism is an economy theory that works extremely well, if you are already rich

Danica Jorden: Dilma Cries Upon Receipt of Truth Commission Report

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was overcome during her speech on Wednesday at the ceremony to honour the completion and reception of the National Truth Commission’s report

Various Contributors: Lima Agreement Fails Humanity and the Earth

The result of the Lima conference was yet another decision that weakens international climate rules, fails the planet, and threatens humanity’s future

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: Mining Corporations vs. Democracy

Anti-mining movements in the province are strong and determined

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Marina Sitrin: Beyond Cops, Courts and Jails

People around the world have been trying to resolve issues without the courts, police or jails

Milagros Salazar: “Indigenous Peoples Are the Owners of the Land”

The clamor of indigenous peoples for recognition of their ancestral lands resounded among the delegates of 195 countries at the climate summit taking place, COP20

Sebastian Rosemont: Chilean Activists Change the Rules of the Game

Although many of the protests of 2011 — the year of Occupy Wall Street — have faded, Chilean students and workers managed to win many of their demands

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Mark Weisbrot: Fixing the Exchange Rate System in Venezuela

Inflation, shortages, and the economic slowdown all stem from the shortage of dollars

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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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