Tag Archives: South America

Latin America in continuous struggle

Resistance by Indigenous groups in Colombia; Indigenous Guatemalans resist Canadian mining company; teachers in Mexico protest “educational reform” law Continue reading

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Chile re-inters miners

Despite overwhelming evidence against the mine owners, a judge ruled that no one was responsible for the mine collapse in Chile that trapped 33 miners three years ago. Continue reading

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Brazil’s uprising

What began as local protests against an increase in public transportation costs has grown into massive protests in dozens of Brazilian cities with hundreds of thousands in the streets of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the largest demonstrations since protests against military rule in the 1980s. Continue reading

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Venezuela election

The close Venezuelan elections of recent years have likely represented the tensions inherent in Chavismo itself. While Hugo Chavez did do things to benefit many of the poorest Venezuelans, he also maintained a relationship with the business community. Continue reading

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Haiti two years after the earthquake

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Haiti two years after the earthquake Two years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti’s disaster continues: More than half a million Haitians live in displacement camps, primarily in tents and plastic … Continue reading

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Bolivia’s two roads

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Bolivia’s two roads Indigenous protestors from the Bolivian Amazon won a victory when they forced President Evo Morales’ government to cancel a road-building project through the Isiboro Sécure National Park and … Continue reading

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World in View: Peru elects Humala

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View Peru elects Humala The presidential election in Peru is more important for who was not elected, Keiko Fujimori, than for who was, Ollanta Humala. Fujimori, daughter of … Continue reading

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