Category: South America

Extinction Rebellion: Brazil Is On Fire

Healing the lungs of our home

Pierina Ferretti: Gabriel Boric Won in Chile Thanks to Popular Mobilization

The left-wing candidate’s victory would have been impossible without newer constituencies

Lorena Olavarría: Fearless communes: An interview with two Chilean mayors

Fearless communes are rewriting their Constitution by feminizing politics and proliferating radically democratic spaces

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Andrew Fishman: Bolsonaro Gave Brazil’s Army New Powers

President Jair Bolsonaro’s 2022 electoral hopes have dimmed, but the military isn’t ready to give up its new riches and influence.

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Andrew Fishman: In Presidential Polls, Brazil’s Lula Leads Judge Who Locked Him Up

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Jair Bolsonaro, and Sergio Moro, three major candidates in Brazil’s 2022 election, have a turbulent and intertwined past

Alexandre Conceição: The Landless Workers Movement’s fight for popular agrarian reform

Interview with Alexandre Conceiçao from the Landless Workers Movement, one of the largest social movements in Latin America with an estimated 1.5 million members.

Jean Wyllys: Brazil, Amazon, World: Sociopathy vs Democracy

The person of Jair Messias Bolsonaro, who neatly fits the definition of a sociopath, tells us a lot about the sociopathic political system that has thrown him up, and which he embodies

Romina Green Rioja: In Chile, Boric’s Win Signals Victory for Social Movements and New Constitution

Elected on the heels of a historic movement against neoliberalism, president-elect Gabriel Boric will face high expectations and social movement pressure to deliver on his campaign promises

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Ariel Dorfman: The Meaning of Boric’s Victory in Chile

The causes he believes in are those youth everywhere have been increasingly fighting for across the globe

Pablo Abufom: Boric Win in Chile Is “Huge Victory” for Social Movements

Boric has vowed to fight for progressive social reforms and overhaul the neoliberal economic policies left by the U.S.-backed dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet

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