Category: South America

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Vijay Prashad: Syria, Ecuador And India

Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River

David Cordero Heredia: Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito

Protests Force Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

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Ben Dangl: History at the Barricades

Evo Morales and the Power of the Past in Bolivian Politics

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Glenn Greenwald: Fearful of Lula’s Exoneration

Brazil is now witnessing the bizarre spectacle of Lula’s accusers desperately trying to get him out of prison, while he insists on remaining until he’s fully exonerated

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Evo Morales: Bolivia President Evo Morales speech to U.N.

“The underlying problem lies in the model of production and consumerism, in the ownership of natural resources and in the unequal distribution of wealth. Let’s say it very clearly: the root of the problem is in the capitalist system”

Martín Mosquera: The Day After Macri’s Downfall

Argentina’s recent elections have set the country’s right on the path to defeat. But that won’t immediately put the working class back in the driver’s seat — much greater mobilization is needed for that

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Richard Falk: Amazonia, Climate Change, Syria, Yemen, Kashmir

What these issues have in common is the inability of the global system of authority to save these national populations from experiencing prolonged tragedy as a result of the criminal behavior of the territorial government and, in some instances, its insurgent adversaries

George Dvorsky: Defender of Brazil’s Indigenous Tribes Murdered ‘Execution-Style’

“His death highlights how standing up for environmental and indigenous rights protection can cost people their lives.”

Salvador Allende: Allende’s Last Speech

Salvador Allende died 46 years ago in a US-backed coup. Here’s his final address, broadcast over the radio while he was barricaded in the presidential palace

MST National Coordination: Burning the Amazon is a crime against humanity

“The Amazon is a territory of life, food, water, and cultures, not destruction, death, and exploitation”

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