Category: Latin America

Emergence of a New Non-Alignment

From Bolivia to Sri Lanka, countries fed up with the IMF-driven debt-austerity cycle and bullying by the U.S.-led bloc are beginning to assert their own agendas, writes Vijay Prashad.

Global South Aims to Fix the UN

Calls to reform the Security Council have been made many times in the past, but Ramzy Baroud says Beijing’s position is particularly important in both language and timing.

Mexico Embraces Assange

Julian Assange’s father and brother ended a 48-day North American tour in Mexico City, getting the president’s support and a letter from Mexican MPs to Joe Biden demanding he drop the charges, reports Joe Lauria from Mexico.  

Lula Goes to China

The Brazilian president is joined by a major delegation this week as more than 20 agreements are expected to be signed with the Amazon country’s largest trading partner.

‘Those Who Die for Life’

“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. 

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.