Political Eh-conomy Radio returns with a new logo, new life and a new episode focused on Latin America. First up: Aaron Tauss, assistant professor of International Political Economy at the Universidad National in Medellin, Colombia. I spoke with Aaron to better understand the devastating and unexpected “No” vote in Colombia’s referendum on a peace deal . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: Focus on Latin America: Colombia’s rejected peace and the Pink Tide in trouble
I love this short Argentine animation film Padre, and I think you will too. If the film piques your interest into animation production, then check out the wonderful making-of short the filmmakers have so generously provided here (https://vimeo.com/886… . . . → Read More: ezra winton: Padre – Inspired Political Animation
Pondering American mischief in the Middle East the other day I had a strange feeling this pattern of behaviour had appeared before. And then I realized where … in Latin America.
In 1823, the fledgling United States unilaterally declared the Monroe Doctrine, after president James Monroe. Its objective was to keep the European powers out . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Echoes of the Monroe Doctrine in the Middle Est
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Aleida Guevara, daughter of Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara, was in Moscow recently where she gave an interview to RT. She is a medical doctor based in Havana where she works out of the William Soler Children’s Hospital. In addition to her medical work, . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Che’s daughter Aleida Guevara talks about her father… the Cuban embargo… and more
Paul Pugh is a long-time progressive activist, trade unionist, and city councillor from Thuunder Bay, Ont., who has guest-written previous posts for us on economic policies in Uruguay. Here is a short report from Paul on the outcome of recent crucial elections in Latin America. Thank you Paul, and congratulations on your own re-election this . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Good Results from Latin American Elections (Guest Post by Paul Pugh)
Here is a guest post from Paul Pugh, from Thunder Bay, who provided us a couple of years ago with some interesting and encouraging data about Uruguay’s incremental successes in building a more inclusive, sustainable economic and social model. In light of The Economist’s surprising choice of Uruguay as its first-ever “country of the year,” . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Guest Post: Paul Pugh on Uruguay’s Fitting Recognition
From a purely organizational standpoint, there are plenty of reasons for the gender binary. The system delineates male and female characteristics as separate and static, ostensibly facilitating a natural and sustainable social order. It readily assigns roles and packages gender identity. It is convenient – when it works.
The problem with the system is that . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Gender Mender: XXY is a cinematic exploration of intersexuality
Here is an entry from the Global South in our continuing series of commentaries marking the 50th anniversary of Mel Watkins’ classic article, “A Staple Theory of Economic Growth.” Dr. Alberto Daniel Gago teaches political economy at the National Universities of San Juan and Cuyo-Argentina. He is a long-time collaborator of Mel’s, and has written . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The Staple Theory @ 50: Alberto Gago
Experts on Latin America issue open letter to the media, highlighting the ‘irony’ of Edward Snowden’s request for asylum in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
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By: Council of Canadians | Press Release: Stephen Harper’s executive decision that Canada should try to join the Pacific Alliance political and trading bloc should be as controversial as his taking a trip to Peru and Colombia to dodge questions about overspending and lack of accountability in the Senate, says the Council of Canadians. “It’s . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper stands with mining companies, against human rights in Pacific Alliance
Honduran Mining Law Passed and Ratified, but the Fight is Not Over by Mining Watch Canada | Jan. 24, 2013: OTTAWA – On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Honduran Congress quickly passed and ratified a new mining law that had been developed with support from the Canadian International Development Agency against the will of important . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Honduras passes new Canada-supported anti-democratic mining law
Under Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, Ottawa has been openly hostile to Venezuela and leftward swing in Latin America – except in Cuba where Canada has large commercial interests. So argues Canadian author, activist and commentator, Yves Engler. RELATED: Photo Tells Us Why Canada Severed Diplomatic Ties With Iran Canada’s Unenviable Royal Race . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: The Ugly Canadian: Harper Policy in Latin America (VIDEO)
Further evidence that America is being transformed into a genuine “warfare state” comes from a report in Wired magazine that the Pentagon is planning to unleash SEAL teams to attack and kill drug lords south of the U.S. border.
“According to anonymous Mexican and U.S. military sources cited by Proceso magazine (translated from Spanish), the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Another Glimpse Into the Warfare State
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This is a translation of the May 2, 2012 “Programa do Jo” on Globo, a half hour interview with the climate skeptic geographer Ricardo Augusto Felicio on global warming. On YouTube alone, the interview has nearly 700,000 views; in Brazil, Globo is a dominant television network. Original clip here; for a . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climate Denial in Brazil: A Translation
A new age has dawned in the Americas. The Monroe Doctrine, a policy established by the United States ostensibly to keep European imperialists out of the Western Hemisphere but which eventually deteriorated into an instrument to maintain American dominance, is now effectively deceased. At the recent Summit of the Americas, the Latin nations couldn’t have . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: The Monroe Doctrine is dead
Brazilian police patrol a favela in Rio De Janiero. EPA/Marcelo Sayao Former Brazilian President, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, has argued that the war on drugs has failed and cannabis should be decriminalised. He argued that the hardline approach has brought “disastrous” … Continue reading →
Artist Nicolás de Jesús creates intricate visual narratives, reflecting Mexico’s indigenous cultures and vibrant social justice movements.
In paintings, ink drawings and etchings, handmade works by de Jesús are printed on traditional papel amate, a pre-colonial indigenous paper that has seen a revival in recent years.
Through his striking ink work, . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Nicolás de Jesús inks anti-colonial history