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11.05.2016

To Overthrow a Government With Beer: Trumpism in Latin America

To Overthrow a Government With Beer: Trumpism in Latin America

by MARIA PAEZ VICTOR   Yet another multibillionaire wants to run a country: Lorenzo Mendoza. He is a member of one of the most rich and powerful families of Venezuela and is positioning himself to be president – not by votes, but by stealth, by economic… »

09.05.2016

Rousseff’s impending impeachment stalls on procedural flaws

Rousseff’s impending impeachment stalls on procedural flaws

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impending impeachment has stalled after the speaker of the lower house of Congress annulled a vote by MPs to launch the process. The on-off saga still has legs to run. The Senate was due to start its own voting process on Wednesday… »

09.05.2016

Argentina: 100 murals for Milagro Sala’s freedom

Argentina: 100 murals for Milagro Sala’s freedom

The Argentinian neighbourhood association, Tupac Amaru, whose founder, Milagro Sala, is in jail on trumped-up political charges, launched a new non-violent campaign last weekend to protest against her unjust detention. The campaign uses a… »

08.05.2016

We were there!

We were there!

That 4th of May 1969 was an unprecedented day without a doubt. Everything had been prepared, back in the city and in the place itself so Silo could give his first public address, and with a gathering facing the imposed restraints by the then dictatorship. People arrived from various Argentine… »

05.05.2016

Rousseff foe Cunha suspended by Brazilian high court

Rousseff foe Cunha suspended by Brazilian high court

Eduardo Cunha was about to be second in line to presidency, should President Rousseff be impeached. Now he has been suspended following allegations he tried to block his own corruption probe. The man leading the charge to see President Dilma Rousseff impeached was suspended as the… »

03.05.2016

Recall effort builds against Venezuelan president

Recall effort builds against Venezuelan president

Venezuela’s opposition has presented more than a million signatures to election authorities calling for a referendum to remove the country’s president. Economic woes have eaten into the left-wing president’s popularity. Venezuela’s unified opposition said Monday it had delivered petitions with some 1.8 million signatures of voters… »

02.05.2016

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Anne Kass As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.  It is a country that was decimated by a right-wing, neo-liberal “government” albeit not an elected government.  Pinochet took control via an overt military coup (to be… »

25.04.2016

Latin America, coups and resistance

Latin America, coups and resistance

Today dictatorships have ceased to be bloody, the US and the Latin American oligarchy have changed their strategy. Imposition is corporate made. A new kind of dirty war and Plan Condor which execute soft coups with its central axis: through manipulation by the media, and with this, numbing… »

24.04.2016

Brazil’s Rousseff likens impeachment to ‘coup,’ vows to fight back

Brazil’s Rousseff likens impeachment to ‘coup,’ vows to fight back

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the ongoing impeachment process against her has “all the characteristics of a coup.” She vowed to fight the charges and says that the process will have “serious consequences for the Brazilian political process.” Speaking to reporters in New York on Friday, Rousseff asserted she was… »

21.04.2016

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in the UK have set up a crowd funding page in the hopes of raising much needed funds to support humanitarian efforts following last Saturday’s earthquake. Some 570 people were killed after the country was rocked by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, 5,000 were injured and 200,000 people were… »

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