Almagro in the Dock after Elections in Bolivia

Marco Teruggi Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, is increasingly being questioned. Some, such as the Government of Mexico and the Puebla Group, are proposing that he resign over what is considered to have been an active role in the coup d’état in Bolivia. But is it possible to achieve this…

President Maduro Calls for Completion of 200 Communal Cities

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, instructed the organization, installation and deployment of 200 communal cities run in self-government, by the popular power itself, by the communes and communal councils. He urged the Minister of People’s Power for the Communes and Social Movement, Noris Herrera; to the sectoral vice president for Social and Territorial…

Afro-descendants Repositioning Argentina in Latin America

Milena Annecchiarico In recent years a new awareness of Argentine identities has emerged: multiple, multilocalized, politicized, disputed, subjective. This is the case of people of African descent. Historically made invisible by the hegemonic canons of nationality centered on the myth of a ” melting pot” and built on discourses and practices of denial and exclusion,…

Bolivia’s President-Elect Calls for Resignation of Luis Almagro

Mercedes López San Miguel The future president believes that his resounding victory confirms that Evo Morales won legitimately in 2019. He foresees that the charges against the former president will be dropped and he cautiously demands justice for the massacres that took place after the coup d’état. Almost a year after the coup d’état, the…

Bolivia: Camacho’s Paramilitary Threatens Democracy

María Luisa Ramos Urzagaste Violent groups are trying to ignore the results of the elections in Bolivia, just a few hours before the official vote count is made public. They are a minority, but their violence is known and they are not willing to allow a peaceful return to democracy. According to the official count…

Fascist Culture, Critical Pedagogy, and Resistance in Dark Times

Henry Giroux We must believe in the Principle of Hope. A Marxist does not have the right to be a pessimist – Ernst Bloch Across the globe, democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siege. The promise, if not ideals, of democracy are receding…

Disability, Covid and Capitalism

Ruth Flood The concept of “just the disabled and elderly dying” of Covid, tells it all. The word “just” belies the more sinister idea behind it – that disabled people and the elderly are disposable. The Covid-19 pandemic has been an absolute disaster for disabled people. From the cutting of services and the lack of…

Haiti Has a Long History of Being Assaulted by its Latin American Neighbors

Lautaro Rivara Brazil took charge of the military command of MINUSTAH in 2004. Photo: Getty Thirteen United Nations peacekeeping missions are underway in various countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Haiti has been the epicenter of the UN peacekeeping missions in Latin America and the Caribbean; there have been eight UN missions since…

Health Justice and Black Liberation

Gwendolyn Wallace and Roberto Sirvent We can disentangle care from capitalism by increasing community-generated and community-led models of caring. “State violence radically and derogatorily compromise the health and well- being of pregnant, laboring, and post-partum people and families.”  In this feature, we ask organizers and academics to reflect on the connections between health justice and…

Congo: A Brief History

Steve Lalla Although most of us have heard of Congo, many Westerners don’t really know precisely what the term refers to. #CongoWeek (October 18–24, 2020) is an initiative aimed at spreading awareness of the Congolese people’s struggle for dignity and sovereignty. Over six million innocent Congolese have perished in the war-torn nation since 1994, a…

America’s Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the DRC

Ann Garrison This is an excellent chronicling of the Rwandan government’s racist policies toward the majority Hutu population, writes Ann Garrison. “The Rwandan government will be enraged by this book, but that’s a badge of honor.” Justin Podur’s new book, America’s War s  on  Democracy in  Rwanda and the DRC,  is about Rwanda and the Democratic…