Category: Latin America

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.