Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
Venezuela is not just another banana-oil republic; and the United States has, once again, deeply damaged itself in Latin America.
he conflict between forces loyal to President Hugo Chavez and those opposed to him heated up particularly after November 2001, when Chavez, using new powers granted him by the National Assembly, passed 49 laws, some of which were extremely controversial--
Oil policy must be seen within the context of Chávez's larger political project, which is an attempt to construct an alternative to neoliberal globalization.
The events of 9-11 have permitted the Bush administration to paint U.S. foreign policy as a matter of black and white choices.
As plans begin to be laid for the World Social Forums next round, many are asking if it will become a serious political platform or merely a street party.
The roots of Colombia's conflict are deep and complicated, and will require a creative mix of strategies to solve it.
Porto Alegre, Brazil As the sixth and final full day of the World Social Forum dawns here on southern tip of Brazil, delegates prepare for a now-familiar routine of dawn to dusk forums, side meetings over meals, and impromptu protests in the foyer of th
On Friday, the WSF got down to serious discussions with seven simultaneous morning sessions examining "the production of wealth and social reproduction."
Every incoming plane into Porto Alegre is overbooked, all hotels, hostels, and empty apartments are full, makeshift campsites are sprouting in city parks, and the crowds in cafes converse in a mix of languages.
Sparked by the government's latest economic policies, which restricted the amount of money people could withdraw from their bank accounts, political demonstrations and the looting of grocery stores spread across the country.