Honduran Crisis: What is at Stake?

Just as the 2009 coup in Honduras was a setback for all Latin America, the outcome of the current crisis will have consequences far beyond Honduras. Rick Sterling For seven months in 1969, I hitch-hiked around the U.S., Mexico and Central America with my best friend from high school. Some class-mates from our school in…

Venezuela’s Communes: A Great Social Achievement

Katrina Kozarek Over the years we have all heard a great deal about the great social achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution, the government subsidized health program Barrio Adentro, the subsidized food program Mercal, the housing mission which provides free and affordable government organized housing to the poor and middle class, the Canaima program which provides…

Empire Files: The Colombian Government is Failing the Peace Deal

The Empire Files goes on-the-ground to investigate a recent massacre in Colombia, interviewing witnesses and casualties. Abby Martin visits recently-destroyed farms, using hidden cameras to confront soldiers about the operations, and explores the context of the string of killings less than a year after the historic peace deal which ended the country’s 53-year civil war.

Venezuela: Chavismo Wipes US-Backed Opposition from the Municipal Map

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela:Farías makes history in Caracas as Chavismo virtually wipes US-backed opposition from the municipal map Arturo Rosales writes from Caracas, Axis of Logic December 10 will not only go down as a date to remember in the annals of Venezuelan history for the Battle of Santa Inés of 1859 during the Federal…

Venezuela: PSUV Celebrate a Landslide Victory in Municipal Elections

“In these municipal elections called by the National Constituent Assembly there was extraordinary electoral participation. I want to thank the people of Venezuela because, once again, they are demonstrating our moral strength and our political clarity, we are demonstrating that there is no economic war that can win against a worthy people,” said the  President….