With a narrow focus on the left’s recent experiences, these collected essays successfully contextualize the issues confronting the movements, parties, and governments of Latin America’s radical left.
As the Colombian peace talks proceed, some communities have attempted to move closer to resolving the country’s decades-old violence by maintaining an active and credible distance from all major parties of the conflict.
Eduardo Galeano had a unique ability to inspire, to comfort, or to enrage us against the power elites—or, alternatively, to make us smile, sometimes to laugh out loud, or to shake our heads in disbelief.
Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.
Efforts to secure water rights and resist extractivism united campesino and indigenous organizers.
Lacking employment alternatives with livable wages, many Colombians continue to labor in informal mines despite the well-known risks.
Contrasting with UN negotiations on climate change, debates about climate justice at the People’s Summit demanded a departure from the neoliberal economic model.
Securing the “rule of law” and purging corrupt politicians will not suffice—only structural transformation (i.e. redistribution) will address the roots of Guatemala’s democratic malaise.
Farthing and Kohl's analysis highlights the successes, challenges, and contradictions of Evo Morales' presidency.
What is behind the controversy in El Salvador's recent elections?