María Cristina Sotomayor: The “Grandmother” of People’s Power in Cuba

María Cristina Sotomayor, a founder of the first People’s Power bodies established in Cuba, inspires in her constituents the idea that any difficulty can be overcome with the participation of all. Ventura de Jesús Garcia | ventura@granma.cu María Cristina Sotomayor, a founder of the first People’s Power bodies established in Cuba, inspires in her constituents…

In Defense of Land and Water, From Standing Rock to Guatemala

Standing Rock and the struggle against the DAPL and in defense of water have brought Indigenous people together in solidarity from across the globe. By Jeff Abbott,  Truthout via teleSUR The defense of water knows no borders, according to the Mayan Ancestral Authorities, the communal authorities and elders of Mayan towns across Guatemala. This reality…

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Embraces its African Roots

By Jeanette Charles The Bolivarian Revolution ushered in a new engagement with the peoples and processes of the African continent and its Diaspora throughout the Americas. The Center of African, American, and Caribbean Wisdoms (CAACW) hosts an environment that invites Venezuelans to engage in the past, present and future of Africa and the Caribbean. CAACW’s…

Venezuela Interrupts Almagro Press Conference with Opposition Leaders at OAS

By Lucas Koerner Caracas, March 21, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) Venezuela’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carmen Velazquez, interrupted a press conference held by Secretary General Luis Almagro with Venezuelan opposition leaders Monday, which she slammed as a violation of the organization’s internal norms. The press conference, which was announced on the OAS website, featured Lilian Tintori…

Black Liberation: A Hemispheric Task

By George Ciccariello-Maher Between Black America and Latin America, political differences and distances are often overstated, fragmenting the unity of political struggles in the process. Too often, the legacies of chattel slavery, on the one hand, and settler colonialism, on the other, are considered radically distinct, the gulf between the two experiences insurmountable. But if…

Profits, Coercion, and Resistance: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America

An Introduction to the symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber An article published in Third World Quarterly in 2008 was our initiation into collaborative work on Canadian mining imperialism and the popular forms of resistance it systematically engenders in Latin America. The first seed. After…

Deep Politics: Iran-Contra, WACL and World War III

The following is an interview with Hugo Turner, a researcher with a passion for studying the covert operations of the 70’s and 80’s. We discussed his four part series on the history of the Iran-contra scandal. They can be found at his blog here: part I, part II, part III, part IV. Our Hidden History…

Behind the Murder of Berta Cáceres

By Chris Fry Honduran Indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres was shot to death a year ago at her home in a gated community, supposedly under Honduran government protection. An investigation by the British newspaper The Guardian revealed Feb. 28 that the death of Cáceres, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015,…