Foreign Voices Must Speak up and Call for Milagro Sala’s Release

Amanda Gutierrez Last month, an international delegation of lawyers travelled to Argentina to investigate the prolonged detention of prominent social movement leaders in the province of Jujuy, including Túpac Amaru leader Milagro Sala. Their visit, which comes at a time of deepening social tensions in the country, highlights the need for foreign governments committed to…

From Defiant to Dependent: Ecuador Bows to US and IMF, Entering New Neoliberal Era

Elliott Gabriel QUITO, ECUADOR – Ecuador’s passionate re-embrace of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offers one of the clearest and most dramatic signs that the country’s leadership is dead-set on shedding any vestiges of the “post-neoliberal” era it was said to have entered a decade ago during former President Rafael Correa’s Citizens’ Revolution. The warmth…

Nicaragua Demands OAS Condemn Resurgence of Terrorist Actions

The Government of Nicaragua denounced in the extraordinary session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), the resurgence of terrorist actions, which on Thursday took the lives of four police officers and a teacher in the municipality of Morrito, Río San Juan , and de thmanded that the OAS condemn those…

Food Sovereignty in the Venezuelan Andes

Ricardo Vaz In the remote village of Gavidia, in the state of Mérida, a very interesting experience is taking place: the rescue of the native potato and other native foodstuffs; something that is fundamental in terms of food sovereignty. In this article we discuss this experience after visiting Gavidia and talking to one of the…