Honesty Needed in Media Coverage of Canada-Haiti Relations

Yves Engler Media coverage of the Trudeau government’s recent conference on Haiti was appalling. To start with, despite official pronouncements, Ottawa is not an ally of Haiti. On Friday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, foreign minister Mélanie Joly and international development minister Harjit Sajjan hosted a meeting of foreign ministers “to find sustainable solutions to challenges faced…

Towards a Regional Integration Based on Buen Vivir

Andrés Kogan Valderrama The failure of regional integration has not only been due to the OAS and the imperial actions of the United States, but also due to the subordination to models that are environmentally unsustainable and predatory of Mother Earth. Regarding the discussion on the need to promote popular initiatives of constitutional norm in…

Food Sovereignty Voices: “In Nature Everything is Connected to One Other”

Joe Parkin DanielsA rally of the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP). Photograph: Grassroots International Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest country, has often been a byword for deforestation and environmental calamity. It is often said that its border with the Dominican Republic can be seen from space, so marked is the difference between the lush forests to…

Bolsonaro Declared Persona Non Grata in Guyana

January 21st, 2022 We, the undersigned organizations and individuals wish to register our strong opposition to the official visit of Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro to Guyana, and the Government’s plan to strengthen ties with Bolsonaro’s regime. Well known for his racist and neo-fascist views and policies, Jair Bolsonaro has created a nightmare scenario for Indigenous…

The Long Roots of Venezuela’s Communal Tradition

Chris Gilbert Socialist communes may be new in Venezuela – officially, they began no earlier than 2009 – but, like much that is new, they also rely on old traditions and hence involve a “blast from the past.” On a certain level, it is hardly surprising that overcoming the radical atomization of capitalist society could…

Barbados: Mia Mottley Wins Second Term

Victoria Korn Mia Mottley re-elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Barbados The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won the general elections held this Wednesday in the Caribbean island, with which Prime Minister Mia Mottley won re-election to office for a new term. According to preliminary official results, the BLP has won at least 18 constituencies…

Belt & Road Encircles Latin America and the Caribbean

Scott Foster China is moving in a big way into Latin America, a traditional sphere of US influence. Map: Ole Miss Center for Open Source Analysis China’s relations with the region have evolved far beyond the point of being a mere incipient challenge to the existing order My recent pair of articles based on an…

Fanon and the Caribbean

CLR James Illustrator: Anastasya Eliseeva Trinidadian Marxist CLR James speaks of Frantz Fanon’s commitment to freedom and his philosophical perspectives on the use of violence in the struggle against Western imperialism. This is a lightly edited excerpt from Fanon and the Caribbean by CLR James in International Tribute to Frantz Fanon: Record of the Special meeting of the United Nations…

Women in the Haitian Revolution

 Tristan Graham The 1791 slave uprising of Saint-Domingue was the largest and most successful slave revolt in modern history. It transformed one of the wealthiest colonies in the world into a new nation led by the black leaders of the Revolution. Because Saint-Domingue was a French colony, the French Revolution was inextricably linked to the…

Haiti’s Acting Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt

Tanya Wadhwa Haiti’s acting Prime Minister and President Ariel Henry. Photo: Archives Authorities reported that Ariel Henry, Haiti’s acting head of state, survived an assassination attempt during an independence day event on January 1 The office of the head of Haitian government, on January 3, reported that acting Prime Minister and President Ariel Henry “survived…

2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

Roger D. Harris Photo: Bill Hackwell US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominate its “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, continued to…