socialism

March 20, 2020
Julio César Guanche Zaldívar and Sara Kozameh

The United States must abandon Cold War-era foreign policies and accept that Cuba is a sovereign nation free to define its political future— even if that means continuing socialism.

September 23, 2019
Jeffery R. Webber

Political theorist Mabel Thwaites Rey discusses the rise and decline of progressive governments in Latin America, dynamics that spurred the “end of the cycle,” and characteristics of the new Right.

January 7, 2019
Jeffery R. Webber

In Catalyst, René Rojas provides an impressive structural analysis of the Pink Tide’s rise and fall. But to explain and confront a resurgent Right across the region, our understandings of the Left turn’s shortcomings must go further.

September 4, 2018
Anthony Pahnke

As Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador prepares to take office, the trajectory of Brazil’s Left under former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva offers lessons on the risks of compromising to appease elites.

October 13, 2017
Giorgio Boccardo, Sebastián Caviedes, and Pablo Contreras Kallens

A critical assessment of the historical and current context of Venezuela’s crisis—what's next for the left in Latin America?

August 14, 2017
Felipe "Feggo" Galindo

A friend and colleague of Mexican cartoonist Eduardo "Rius" Del Río, who died last week at the age of 83, remembers his work and prodigious influence on political cartooning.

July 26, 2017
Sujatha Fernandes

In difficult times, life histories by grassroots Venezuelan activists illuminate valuable lessons from the Bolivarian Revolution 

May 11, 2017
Steve Ellner

What Chavista theorist Heinz Dieterich can tell us about the current crisis in Venezuela – and what he misses.

February 8, 2017
Ernesto Semán

How Fidel Castro came to embrace revolutionary violence and understand the limitations of democratic movements– and what it means today.

October 28, 2016
Alejandro Velasco

The oil curse and socialism are two frequently touted reasons for Venezuela's current crisis. Each is elegant, convincing, and wrong--dangerously so.

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