March 13, 2013
The strike of the mining workers of Cerrejon and the rebellion of the small coffee growers ended after several weeks of unrest which caused the loss of millions of dollars of income. Unfortunately, the end of these strikes and mobilizations would not solve the deep-rooted problem of Colombia...
March 11, 2013
Human rights organizations and solidarity activists warn that the Tzeltales of San Marcos Avilés are at risk of a displacement equivalent to that of 2010.
By Dorset Chiapas Solidarity Group
For the Zapatista support bases of San Marcos Avilés, the nightmare of displacement has no end. After...
March 08, 2013
Because Hugo Chavez served as president for 14 years, many young people only know a Venezuela under his leadership. Al-Jazeera hosted a panel on the legacy of Chavez for the younger generation. NACLA writer Keane Bhatt spoke about the country's transformation under Chavez, including...
March 07, 2013
President Hugo Chavez—perhaps more than any other Latin American politician—sought to build bridges with the Caribbean, to unite two regions which have so much in common, but for far too long remained divided by the entrenched legacies of colonialism. While many other articles have turned to...
March 06, 2013
The news poured down like a hard Venezuelan rain—Hugo Chávez had passed. After a two-year-long battle with cancer, we should have been prepared. But we weren’t. Like a surreal dream we read the reports from afar. We fielded media calls, listened to Ali Primera, and dialed distant friends,...
March 04, 2013
The symptoms of the Dutch Disease are becoming increasingly apparent in Colombia with the continuous appreciation of the Colombian peso despite aggressive attempts by the central bank (Banco de la Republica) to contain it by buying dollars. The term “Dutch Disease” was coined in the...