“That’s Chavismo” — From improving everyday life to defending the sovereignty of Venezuela and Latin America from U.S. imperialism, Vijay Prashad reflects on the legacy of the Bolivarian revolutionary leader on the 10th anniversary of his death.
Category: Latin America
East Germany & the True Test of a Civilization
Vijay Prashad recalls the DDR’s efforts to create a humane and just health care system, with few resources available, in a country devastated by World War II.
Brazil Raids Illegal Amazon Miners
President Lula da Silva, who took office just over a month ago, is targeting tens of thousands of ore and gold miners in the territory of the Yanomami people in the rainforest.
Building a Public Future
The authors wave a red flag at public-private partnerships, which, despite major failures, continue to be promoted by institutions such as the World Bank to finance social services and infrastructure.
The Perils of Pious Neoliberalism
Amid extreme wealth inequality, Vijay Prashad considers the appeal of reactionary new religious traditions that measure salvation in the present balance of your bank account.
The Petrodollar’s Long Goodbye
As part of their concern about “currency power,” many countries in the Global South are eager to develop non-dollar trade and investment systems, writes Vijay Prashad.
WikiLeaks Brings Its Case to Latin America
After a wave of leftist electoral victories in the region, WikiLeaks is working to build political support to urge the U.S. government to drop its charges against the imprisoned publisher, Anish R M reports.
Electric Cars & Resource Wars
The greatest potential for conflict over battery metals may not be in Asia, Africa or the Americas, write Stan Cox and Priti Gulati Cox. It may not be on any continent at all.
The Irrational War on Drugs
Every once in a while, a voice emanates from the chamber and echoes around the world: Vijay Prashad on Colombian President Petro’s speech at the U.N.
Colombia & Venezuela to Reopen Border
Diplomatic relations between the two nations were broken in February 2019 after Colombia’s former president recognized Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed “president,” as Venezuela’s legitimate leader.