A green wave invaded the streets of Quito, the Ecuadorian capital, on Sunday, February 17th. Thousands of people, with Alianza País’ green flags in their hands, gathered in front of the Carondelet presidential palace, in the Plaza de... Read Article
Bolivia: Refounding The Nation by Kepa Artaraz is a thorough account of the democratic rise of MAS – Movimento al Socialismo – led by former cocalero Evo Morales, whom now governs Bolivia.
Hal Weitzman’s Latin Lessons – How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering is a sane, measured and humorous take on a serial underperformer. Or is it? It isn’t immediately clear whether South America... Read Article
Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, (La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra in Spanish ) which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans, according to PV Pulse.
In Latin America mass demonstrations are putting at risk huge energy, mining and infrastructure projects. Thousands of peasants occupied the Azul, Mamacocha, Chailhuagon and Perol lakes, in the Cajamarca region of Peru. The Conga mining project proposes to... Read Article
I’m not convinced Pachamama – meaning Mother Earth – is an apt title for this film. There are certainly many glimpses of nature, and the relationship between man and nature on this road trip through Brazil, Peru and... Read Article
In 2000, Ollanta Humala led an unsuccessful military rebellion against Peru’s then-President Alberto Fujimori. Six years later, the left-wing nationalist entered the political realm, losing to Alan Garcia in the presidential runoff.
South America has one of the largest concentration of States in the world that would call themselves socialists. Although there are other countries with left-wing governments, this political doctrine seems to have settled more strongly in this continent.... Read Article
There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream... Read Article