Category: Coups

Lucas Koerner: Between Recall Referendum and Parliamentary Coup: What’s going on in Venezuela?

Interview on the status of the presidential recall referendum in Venezuela, and the opposition-held National Assembly’s recent attempt to impeach the president

Dae-Han Song: Exposing the devil: US foreign policy towards Latin America

To properly understand the crises facing progressive parties in Latin America, we must distinguish between its own internal contradictions and those created and instigated by the United States

Walden Bello: How Middle-Class Chileans Contributed to the Overthrow of Salvador Allende

American intervention was one factor leading to the Chilean coup—but unrest on the part of middle-class Chileans was another

Atilio Boron: Similarities Between the 1973 Coup in Chile and the Current Situation in Brazil

After 43 years after the coup d’etát in Chile, which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, thinker Atilio Borón spoke with Brasil de Fato to analyse the connections between that moment in recent history and the current events that violate the democratic order in Latin America. According to the Argentine sociologist, the constitutional changes made by the Read more…

Joao Pedro Stedile: Out With Temer!

From a juridical standpoint, the farce was obvious when the Senators had no courage to annul Dilma’s political rights, which implied that she hadn’t committed any type of crime

Richard Falk: The Uses and Abuses of Uncertainty: The Case of Turkey

This unfolding future should gradually tell us which mix of certainties and uncertainties will govern the Turkish internal and international future

Joao Pedro Stedile: Out With Temer — Better Late Than Never

The program that is being taken up by the government, which is attacking the people’s rights, was not chosen by the polls. That’s why OUT WITH TEMER is essential to recompose Brazil’s democratic process

Jean Wyllys: Brazil, Pandora’s Box is about to open

The upcoming local elections in Brazil are an opportunity to restore democracy and overcome the political crisis

Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Coup: Winners & Losers

The obvious winner is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogen and his campaign to transform Turkey from a parliamentary democracy to a powerful, centralized executive with himself in charge

Mark Weisbrot: Brazil’s political and economic crisis threatens its democracy

Rousseff would probably never have been vulnerable to this attack if not for the economy being immersed in its worst recession in more than 25 years

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