The Realm of Faith and Politics: A Project of Power of Evangelical Leaders in Brazil

Caroline Oliveira Evangelical leaders don’t represent the majority of evangelical Christians, who are mostly black, female, and poor, experts say / Alan Santos/President’s office It’s almost 7:30 p.m. at a God is Love Pentecostal Church in downtown São Paulo. A torrential rain made it difficult for many believers to arrive on time. Before the service starts and…

Chilean Military Violence: A Legacy at Home and Abroad

Ramona Wadi Chilean human rights and memory organisations have long pointed out that the Chilean military is one main factor obstructing the course of justice with regard to dictatorship-era crimes. The pact of silence has provided impunity for the many officials, agents and soldiers involved in torturing, murdering and disappearing dictatorship opponents between 1973 and…

Bolivia: Naked Fascism

Raúl Antonio Capote Dozens of reports from Bolivia give accounts of terror being sown on the population. Bolivia’s de facto government does not even try to hide its anti-people, racist and repressive character. The coup power headed by President Jeanine Áñez seems to be emulating the purposes of spreading the same type terror that accompanied…

Bolivia on Red Alert

Andrés Sallari Two months after the coup in Bolivia, the persecution is intensifying. The Andean Amazonian country is undergoing a conservative restoration, supported by part of civil society, that during the government of Evo Morales was duly stimulated by the hate campaigns so well known in our region. We will review some cases that demonstrate…

Pachamama and the Pope

Ann Garrison The violent coup in Bolivia may have been presaged by events at the Vatican, where right-wing Catholics rebelled against the Pope’s display of respect for the indigenous earth goddess. “A fundamentalist Austrian Catholic entered the Church of Santa Maria Traspontina in the dark of night and stole the five wooden Pachamama statues.” On…

You Don’t Debate Fascism, You Destroy It!

Marco I. Dávila C., Mi Raza The history of German fascism, so present in our collective memory, teaches us that fascist ideology cannot be allowed to grow, not even a little bit. If Trump could organize armed groups to go out to the streets and burn, destroy, and persecute, he would have already done it….

Fascists, With Help from the US, Are Trying to Take Control of Latin America

Popular Resistance Clearing the FOG hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese interviewed William Camacaro, a Venezuelan activist living in New York City who is active with the Solidarity Committee with Venezuela NYC and organizes food sovereignty tours to Venezuela, on the eve of the December 3 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) meeting in Colombia….

Lula and Democracy at the Crossroads

Marcelo Zero Latin America is going through a deep crisis of political instability, fragilization of democratic institutions, lack of legitimacy of traditional representation systems, intense ideological polarization and, in some cases, erosion of the rule of law. The intense and extensive popular rebellions in Ecuador and Chile demanding the end of the neoliberal experiment and…

Brasil’s Fascist “Green Hens” Are Back

Wilson Luiz Müller This is not a “Back to the Future” style science fiction story. If a Brazilian was frozen during the 1930s and woke up in 2019 he would be shocked. Immediately recognizing the prevailing fascist ideals and practices, he would certainly say something like, “I would have bet my life that the green…

A New Right Extremism Emerges in Hungary

Muhammed Shabeer Viktor Orbán and his conservative Fidesz party continue their dominance in Hungarian politics, riding a hyper nationalist and Euro-skeptic campaign in the country. (Photo: DailyNewsHungary) Hungary has been in the news in recent times, both due the relentless right-wing policies of the Fidesz party government of Victor Orbán and the minor yet promising…