Latin America solidarity – general or not otherwise covered

This includes articles and alerts about Latin America that are general in nature, or that are not already covered in more specific geographical categories.

Open Individual and Organizational letter on Colombia: Demand the implementation of points 1 & 4 of the Peace Accords and an end to political violence!

Open Individual and Organizational letter on Colombia: Demand the implementation of points 1 & 4 of the Peace Accords and an end to political violence! Join the hundreds of Colombians and allies who are currently denouncing the emergency situation the country is going through. In Colombia at least one human rights defender, social leader or…

Upcoming Webinar: Women’s Voices from Central America

REGISTER HERE Monday, March 8, 2021 4 pm PST / 5 pm MST / 6 pm CST / 6 pm Central America / 7 pm EST Many people in the United States sympathize with the plight of new immigrants who arrive from Latin America, particularly in light of the mistreatment they receive from U.S. government…

No US or foreign interference in Ecuador’s election this Sunday! No cancelation!

We have only a matter of hours to contact the appropriate institutions and demand: NO US, IMF, OR OAS INTERFERENCE IN ECUADOR’S ELECTIONS THIS SUNDAY: THE VOTE MUST GO ON!! Ecuador’s outgoing President Lenin Moreno has traveled to Washington DC to meet with officials from the White House, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization…

UPDATE: Honduras Solidarity Network Hurricane Eta and Iota Emergency Response Fund

As we write this, the crisis generated by the new Hurricane Iota is still unfolding in Honduras. This morning, Honduras woke up to another major disaster less than two week after the last one, Hurricane Eta. Many people still do not have electricity or signal on their phones and even more people have had to flee…

End Mass Incarceration, Breeding Ground for Coronavirus-Act Now!

The coronavirus pandemic has turned prisons into breeding grounds for the pandemic. We are asking you to take the following actions in support of this campaign: Send an appeal to international human rights officials and authorities demanding an end to mass incarceration during this pandemic If you are a resident of the United States, click…

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;…

A MAGNIFICENT WOMAN. 9/11 40th anniversary

9/11 is the 40th anniversary of the appalling Nixon/Kissinger/Pinochet coup in Chile, the first terrorist act on that fateful date. To honor Salvador Allende, Victor Jara and the thousands of other victims whose loved ones still cry out their names into the darkness (including those of the World Trade Center), here’s an article recognizing the…

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…

Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Repression and Injustice

by Cyril Mychalejko (Reprinted from Toward Freedom–please check out their “AFGJ-recommended” website at:  http://www.towardfreedom.com/ ) One generally overlooked feature of Guatemalan government and military’s 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsurgency campaign against the country’s Mayan population is the strategy of targeting women with violence.