Dear NACLA friends,
Last weekend, Bolivian federal police brutally repressed lowland indigenous marchers protesting the TIPNIS highway. The move sparked widespread public outrage, and led to the resignation of several Bolivian officials. NACLA blogger Emily Achtenberg has been covering the TIPNIS conflict extensively since early August. Don't miss the latest developments at her blog, Rebel Currents.
Online this week:
Todd Miller: Of Landlords and Counterinsurgency
Fred Rosen: Paramilitary Justice
Nazih Richani: Latest UNDP Report on Colombia: 'It's the Rural Economy, Stupid.'
Currently in print: "Cuba: Salvaging a Revolution?"
Cuban sociologist Mayra Espina Prieto examines the implications that Cuba's new economy will have for social policy.
Anthropologist Katrin Hansing discusses how the legacy of the Special Period in Cuba has not only changed many Cubans' attitudes toward their lives but also opened up new cultural spaces for expression.
Marguerite Rose Jiménez describes one leading light of the Cuban economy, its innovative biotechnology sector, focused on producing low-cost medicines.
Historian Alejandro de la Fuente offers an assessment of persistent racial inequality in Cuba.
Anthropologist Noelle Stout discusses the rise of gay tolerance on the island.
Noted international relations scholar William M. LeoGrande reviews U.S.-Cuban relations under the Obama administration as a case of missed opportunities for improvement.
Upcoming NACLA Events:
NACLA will cosponsor "Impugning Impunity: A human Rights Documentary Film Series" from November 3-5 at the Museum of the City of New York. The festival will kick off with Hollman Morris' "Impunity" on November 3rd at 6 pm, followed by a Q&A with the Colombian journalist. Other films featured are: "Prosecutor," "The Mexican Suitcase," "Granito," and "Nostalgia of Light." Subscribers can read a review of "Nostalgia of Light" in our archive.
Stay tuned for upcoming interviews, event announcements, and a preview of our Human Rights issue.