Democracy and Society

Brazil’s Crisis and the New Right

Escrito por  |  18 / June / 2016
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The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff resulted from the conjunction of three factors: the rupture of the alliance with business owners, the rise of a new militant right, and the PT’s serious mistakes after abandoning the streets.

Puerto Rico: Who Really Owes Whom?

Escrito por  |  18 / June / 2016
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Touted as a bipartisan compromise to the Puerto Rico debt crisis, a bill advancing in the U.S. Congress proposes establishing  Continue Reading »

Reflections on a Woman Factory Worker’s Historic Run for Juarez Mayor

Escrito por  |  14 / April / 2016
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Antonia “Toñita” Hinojos Hernandez’s name won’t be appearing on the June ballot for mayor of the northern Mexican border city  Continue Reading »

Argentina’s Fast and Furious Return to Neoliberalism Under Macri

Escrito por  |  10 / April / 2016
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Macri took office on December 10, 2015 and very quickly went to work on his version of “change.” He took a number of bold steps during his first 100 days in power, steps that in clearly differentiate his administration from those of the last 12 years.

Bolivia: The Risks of Co-opting Social Movements

Escrito por  |  10 / March / 2016
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The protest in El Alto, Bolivia that left six dead, in which MAS militants attacked city hall using the excuse of a student-parent protest, warrants reflection on the cooptation of social movements by the state.

Pope’s Border Visit Leaves Victims’ Groups Divided on its Impact

Escrito por  |  19 / February / 2016
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By the end of the pope’s visit, activists wondered whether their organizing efforts and messages to the pope were enough to inspire long-lasting justice on the border.

The New South American Political Map

Escrito por  |  13 / February / 2016
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The election results in Venezuela and Argentina, the Brazilian crisis, and the erosion of the “citizens’ revolution” in Ecuador are part of a change in political climate that puts the transformative processes underway on the defensive.