Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan journalist and author, passed away on April 13 at the age of 74 due to lung cancer. He is most well-known for writing “Open Veins of Latin America,” a best-selling book detailing the history of the Europe’s exploitation of Latin America since the days of Columbus, along with other classics. Galeano [...]
|By: Brandon Jordan Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:10 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 15, 2014 2:26 pm|
This is another example of how Latin American seems to be moving towards a new approach when it comes to drug policy. Over the past few years top officials across the region have talked openly about the possibility of big changes and last year Uruguay adopt a new law legalizing and heavily regulating marijuana for adults.
|By: Brandon Jordan Tuesday August 5, 2014 3:49 pm|
As a 72-hour ceasefire begins between Israel and Hamas, the devastation in Gaza can be seen with stories, photos and comments. More than 1,800 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed and more than 50 Israelis, nearly all soldiers, are dead.
What is interesting is the reaction toward the destruction occurring in Gaza as government officials, celebrities and even civilians take a stance. Specifically, the reaction in North America and South America merit discussion about the stances taken by governments on this issue.
|By: Other Worlds Wednesday June 11, 2014 5:00 pm|
At the first World Social Forum at the end of the 90’s, participants started looking for alternatives. There are a lot of authors who started to theorize about different forms of economies. They started to rescue the idea of solidarity economy, based on the experience of cooperatives, indigenous practices, practices from different parts of the world and different economies.
|By: Michelle Chen Monday August 26, 2013 7:35 am|
Guatemala is beginning to emerge from a grim history of military dictatorship and civil strife, but its workers remain mired in the nation’s bloody legacy. Even today, as the country hobbles toward democracy and seeks justice for past atrocities, trade unionists are still a target of violence, with many killings hidden under a cloud of government impunity.
|By: RH Reality Check Friday July 19, 2013 7:00 pm|
In light of the recent case of Beatriz, a 22-year-old Salvadoran woman and mother of a toddler, who, while suffering from lupus and kidney failure and carrying an anencephalic fetus, was denied the right to an abortion, it is relevant to discuss the restrictive abortion laws in Latin America and some of the reasons behind them.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday July 12, 2013 8:27 am|
NSA whistleblower met with human rights groups in a Moscow airport. During the meeting, he discussed his options for leaving Moscow to get to countries in Latin America that have offered him asylum. He also discussed how human rights organizations might be able to assist him.
Snowden prepared a full statement for representatives of human rights organizations, who attended the meeting. The statement has been posted by WikiLeaks.
He announced that he “formally accepted offers of support or asylum” that had been extended to him and “all others that may be offered in the future.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday July 12, 2013 7:55 am|
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been in a Moscow airport for weeks now, is seeking temporary asylum in Russia so he can guarantee his safety before traveling to a country in Latin America that has offered him asylum.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 10, 2013 8:30 am|
It was only a matter of time. Shortly after revelations broke that the NSA is spying on America’s European allies it has now been revealed that the NSA also has a massive spying program going on south of the border.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday July 6, 2013 10:00 am|
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega have offered National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum. The immediate reaction will be that they are left-wing anti-American countries. This offer disrespects an extradition treaty that the United States has with Venezuela or Nicaragua.