Category: Coups

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Noam Chomsky: Superpower in war against Cuba for 50 years

“Castro’s shadow looms large because social and economic conditions throughout Latin America invite opposition to ruling authority and encourage agitation for radical change”

Duncan Campbell: Close But No Cigar: How America Failed to Kill Fidel Castro

From poison pills to exploding molluscs, the CIA and its allies tried everything to take out the Cuban leader

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Glenn Greenwald: In Brazil, Major New Corruption Scandals Engulf the Faction that Impeached Dilma

A primary argument made by opponents of impeaching Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was that removing her would immediately empower the truly corrupt politicians in Brasília – the ones who were the driving force behind her impeachment – and they would then use that power to kill ongoing corruption investigations and shield themselves from consequences for their Read more…

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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