Half a year into his presidency, Peru’s Ollanta Humala has not been the Chavez clone his critics predicted.
Attitudes toward democracy are on the decline in Latin America, and U.S. foreign policy isn’t helping.
Is a superpower confrontation over the Falkland islands a real possibility?
IPS’s Sustainable Energy & Economy Network and the Embassy of Venezuela co-sponsor a timely discussion on steps Venezuela is taking to abolish fossil fuel dependency.
On this Columbus Day, let’s consider the discrepancy between how newcomers are celebrated in our history but ostracized in our society.
It’s time to re-cast U.S. drug policy in Mexico and Guatemala and stop supporting killing methods that end up aiding drug traffickers.
The U.S. is embarking on a military sea change that will replace massive deployments, like Iraq and Afghanistan, with stealthy night raids, secret assassinations, and death-dealing drones.
This pact was read by Olga Reyes and Patricia Duarte in Mexico City’s Zocalo on May 8th, the last day of the March for Peace with Justice and Dignity. The document will be signed June 10 in Ciudad Juarez.
China and the United States are going head to head in Latin America, but the United States still has the edge.
What might have been a high-profile trip heralding a new U.S. partnership with Latin America based on equity and mutual interests turned out to confirm the same old top-down approach to north-south relations.
A free-trade agreement that floods Colombia with cheap U.S.-produced grains could drive farmers to coca production.
When George W. Bush left the White House, the rest of the world breathed a sigh of relief.
Feb. 2 marks the 12 year anniversary of the inauguration of President Chavez and the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution. Some of Venezuela’s most impressive achievements that we want to celebrate include: A reduction in poverty by 44% between 1998 and 2008 according to the United Nations Development Programme and the OAS, a fall in unemployment from 16.8% in 2003 to 7% in 2010, an increase by 10 places on the Human Development Index of the United Nations from 1998 to 2008, and the near obliteration of illiteracy.
Grassroots social movements helped put left-leaning Latin American governments in place — that doesn’t mean ongoing relationships have been easy.
On Oct. 31, Brazilians elected their new president, Worker’s Party (PT) candidate, Dilma Rousseff.