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REVIEW: The New Mole: Paths of the Latin American

The New Mole: Paths of the Latin American By Emir Sader, Verso, 2011, 169 pp. Review by Midge Quandt The title of The New Mole: Paths of the Latin American Left, by Brazilian writer, Emir Sader, is taken from Marx to refer to the revolutionary impulse, which burrows quietly underground until it comes to the…

Book Review: New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence,

New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence, Eds. Maxwell A. Cameron, Eric Hershberg and Kenneth E. Sharpe, New York, 2012, 263 pages. Review by Midge Quandt           This book consists of a group of essays about participatory democracy in Latin America. Participatory democracy is direct citizen participation in the political arena;…

Latin America Goes Global

In the Periodical Literature: Reviews of Essays from the Journals Midge Quandt Latin America Goes Global “Latin America in the New Global Capitalism,” by William I. Robinson, from NACLA: Report on the Americas 45, No. 2 (Summer 2012): 3-18. In a recent article, William Robinson, a University of California professor, assesses the transition in Latin…

Bolivia & Venezuela Delegations

Experience first-hand the change sweeping through Latin America in the areas of food sovereignty, indigenous resistance, climate justice, and human rights through a trip to Bolivia or Venezuela this summer. (Sponsored by the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY.) Delegation to Bolivia: Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Resistance, and Climate Justice We will be celebrating indigenous resistance…

Indigenous Bolivians Oppose Continuing Criminalization of their Culture

The following alert (with some small modifications) was originally released by the Andean Information Network On January 26, coca growers and their constituents gathered in cities across Bolivia to hold peaceful demonstrations in support of Bolivia’s proposed amendment to the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The amendment seeks to decriminalize the traditional…

Week of Action: Against Illegitimate Debt and International Financial Institutions

This year, Alliance for Global Justice is participating in the Global Week of Action Against Illegitimate Debt and International Financial Institutions with Jubilee USA network, an alliance of over 80 humanitarian, faith, and labor organizations. We would love for you to join us as part of this worldwide movement to achieve greater economic and social…

Coup Attempt in Ecuador

Call the State Department and White House! Your call could make a difference! We have received reports that a coup is taking place in Ecuador. The situation is in flux. There are reports that President Rafael Correa disappeared after meeting with the police but other reports say he is in the hospital surrounded by police…

US funding Bolivian opposition: Morales

Press TV. September 15, 2009 Bolivian President Evo Morales accuses Washington of funding the campaigns of his rivals to prevent his reelection in Bolivia’s upcoming presidential election. Morales took his accusations of subversion against the United States to new levels on Tuesday, claiming that his rivals in the December presidential election had received campaign funds…