Category: South America

Cristian Opaso: How new creative actions are fueling Chile’s uprising

In response to repression by Chilean police, decentralized performances — sparked by small artist collectives — are replacing traditional barricades

Macarena Gómez-Barris: They cannot steal our joy

Authoritarianism and collective effervescence in Chile

Andrew Fishman: Criminalizing Reporting

Glenn Greenwald Faces Cybercrime Complaint After Exposing Scandal in Brazil

Glenn Greenwald: Bolsonaro Under Fire

Dismisses His Culture Minister For Giving a Nazi Speech, But It Is Still Representative of Brazil’s Governing Ethos

Olivia Arigho-Stiles: Period of Calm Obscures Deepening Crisis of Democracy in Bolivia

The streets may now be peaceful in La Paz but as developments unfold which steadily erode the democratic foundations of the state, Bolivian democracy is more imperiled than at any time since the dictatorships of the last century

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Evo Morales: An Indian out of place

The dramatic events in Bolivia in recent months have followed an imperial script that Latin Americans are becoming more and more familiar with, and which consists in paving the way for the replacing of a democratic government deemed hostile to the interests of the United States

Margaret Power: El estado opresor es un macho violador // the oppressive state is a macho rapist

For the last two years and a half women students and faculty have exposed and denounced the rampant sexual abuse and sexist education that take place in Chilean schools and universities

The Real News: Chileans Demand New Constitution as Protests Continue

For two months, Chileans have been protesting all over the country on a daily basis

Michael Fox: Inside Brazil’s War on Small Farmers

Not long ago, Brazil’s government walked a thin, complicated line between protecting the right to private property and the right to agrarian reform. Today, that line has been obliterated

Dana Hill: Throughout South America, Structural Violence Is Showing Up as Street Violence

Ecuador was only the latest indicator of what’s possible when indigenous movements exercise their power. It also showed what’s at stake

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