Category: Latin America

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Nov
2020

Peru Awaits Third President In A Week After Interim Resigns In 5 DaysPeru Awaits Third President In A Week After Interim Resigns In 5 Days

November 16, 2020 10:28 AM ET Unrest continues to rage in Lima, Peru, after interim Peruvian President Manuel Merino resigned five days after taking office.  Then-President Martin Vizcarra was removed from office the previous Monday by a 105-19 vote of legislators, primarily over corruption concerns, according to Reuters. Merino took his place the following day, […]

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Oct
2020

Socialists Reportedly Win Big In Bolivia 1 Year After Disputed ElectionSocialists Reportedly Win Big In Bolivia 1 Year After Disputed Election

October 19, 2020 3:36 PM ET Socialist candidate Luis Arce has won Bolivia’s presidential election one year after former President Evo Morales was exiled from the country, according to multiple reports.  The Movement for Socialism Party won a decisive victory over the centrist Comunidad Ciudadana headed by Carlos Mesa, who conceded on Monday, Reuters reported. […]

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Jul
2020

China is to stay in Latin America and US has no choice but to acknowledge thisChina is to stay in Latin America and US has no choice but to acknowledge this

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… China has been increasing its soft power in Latin America since it began heavily investing in the region since the mid-2000s. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has taken an ineffective and aggressive approach to try and counter Beijing in Latin America, a region […]

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Jul
2020

‘Powerful Enough To Do Whatever We Want’: A Journalist’s Escape From Socialist Venezuela, Part 1‘Powerful Enough To Do Whatever We Want’: A Journalist’s Escape From Socialist Venezuela, Part 1

This piece is the first installment of a two-part story. These articles document a Venezuelan journalist’s struggle to flee the failing state and survive in a place where journalists are often under serious threat of bodily harm. Some names have been changed in order to protect those involved. It all started in 2014 on a […]

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Jun
2020

National Governments And WHO Relied On Suspect Data From Small US Company To Determine COVID-19 PoliciesNational Governments And WHO Relied On Suspect Data From Small US Company To Determine COVID-19 Policies

The World Health Organization (WHO), along with several countries, reportedly relied on dubious findings from a very small U.S. company for the basis of their decision making around COVID-19. Data from the U.S.-based company Surgisphere provided the basis for a number of scientific articles on COVID-19, which were also co-authored by its chief executive, which […]

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costa-rica-legalizes-same-sex-marriage,-ending-years-long-dispute-over-marriage-law
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May
2020

Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, Ending Years-Long Dispute Over Marriage LawCosta Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, Ending Years-Long Dispute Over Marriage Law

Costa Rica legalized same-sex marriage Tuesday after a landmark court ruling went into effect, marking the end of a two-year dispute over the country’s marriage laws. Costa Rica is the sixth country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage and the first in Central America. Same-sex marriage became a central issue in Costa Rica’s 2018 […]

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Oct
2019

Elections and Uprisings: Latin America Is Once Again Liberating Itself From The U.S.Elections and Uprisings: Latin America Is Once Again Liberating Itself From The U.S.

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies… Washington’s influence in Latin America, it’s so-called “backyard”, has reached a new crisis as neoliberal and reactionary governments that have been backed by the U.S. and President Donald Trump, are threatened either by popular mobilization and uprisings or by electoral […]

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Aug
2019

History Runs in Zig-Zags: Crisis in Kashmir, Hope in ArgentinaHistory Runs in Zig-Zags: Crisis in Kashmir, Hope in Argentina

As one door  bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina, writes Vijay Prashad. By Vijay PrashadTricontinental: Institute for Social Research As one door sharply bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina. That is the nature of our struggles. In 1859, Friedrich Engels wrote, “History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags.” To imagine history as […]

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