Democracy and Society

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.

El Salvador Ex-President Accused of Stealing $15 Million Awaits Trial At Home

Escrito por  |  7 / February / 2016
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Flores is accused of stealing $15 million donated by the Taiwanese government for the victims of the earthquake that struck the country in 2001. The trial will determine if he is guilty or not of the three charges he faces.

Haiti’s Fraudulent Presidential Frontrunner Seizes Land for His Own Banana Republic

Escrito por  |  22 / January / 2016
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This is the third piece in a series on land rights and food sovereignty in Haiti, featuring critical research and analysis, as well as interviews with grassroots leaders and people affected by land grabs.