Fascism and Hate: The U.S. and Latin America in 2020 (I)

José R. Oro Fascism is a dictatorial form of government intimately bound to hatred in its many manifestations, developed within the context and conditions of imperialism. It appeared in Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany, Pinochet’s Chile, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Romania and other countries. In all of them it failed brutally, inflicting immeasurable suffering on…

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…

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…

Bolivia, Coup d’Etat, Christian Dictatorship and Genocide in the Making

Ollantay Itzamná Unconstitutional President Añez, Bolivia Faced with the violent interruption of the constitutional government of Bolivia, and the fact that in a week of de facto government it has already massacred more than 30 indigenous people in resistance, wounded hundreds and detained unknown numbers, there are still those who deny that a coup d’état…

Hatred of the Indian

Alvaro García Linera Like a thick night fog, hatred voraciously runs through the traditional urban middle class neighbourhoods of Bolivia. Their eyes are filled with anger. They do not shout, they spit; they do not demand, they impose. Their songs are not about hope or brotherhood, they are about disdain and discrimination against the Indians….

Bolivia, a Second Evangelization by Blood and Fire

Ollantay Itzamná Police with crucifix in hand go out to repress in Bolivia “Bolivia for Christ. Never again will Pachamama return to the Palace”, was the triumphalist sentence of Luis Camacho (one of the main visible local actors of the civic-Christian-military coup d’état) when he imposed the Bible on the Bolivian Creole flag in the…

Evangelical Groups Are the New U.S. Tool for Coups in Latin America

There are not enough intellectual tools to analyze the religious war used by the United States to support its coup d’états in Latin American countries. This is how historian and theologist Enrique Dussel comments about the ousting of Evo Morales in Bolivia and the region’s current political scenario. Interviewed by Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui, Dussel…