José Mujica, from armed struggle to the presidency

Escrito por  |  18 / March / 2015

In-depth interview with the unique South American president, from the CIP Americas Program.

China Stakes Its Claim in Latin America

Escrito por  |  13 / March / 2015

“The United States is no longer our privileged partner. Now the privileged partner is China,” Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño stated at the close of the third summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Costa Rica on January 29th.

#LeyPulpín: Peruvian Youth Fight for their Future

Escrito por  |  2 / February / 2015

Recent weeks have seen a series of mass protests in Peru against the controversial new youth labor law that has caused widespread public debate.

La Legua: Building Community in Small Spaces

Escrito por  |  22 / January / 2015

Like so many other peripheral populations, La Legua, a Santiago neighborhood, is subjected to military-police intervention under the pretext of drug trafficking. However, in the midst of poverty and repression, they resist by creating life and community with women and youth as the leading actors.

Without Respect for Indigenous Rights, There Will be No Solution to Climate Change Report from Lima

Escrito por  |  12 / December / 2014

The People’s Summit on Climate Change began with a strong indigenous presence with a message to the world: humanity is going through a crisis of civilization, on an exhausted planet where we can no longer tolerate the biological illiteracy of those do not know how to read life.

Developmentalism and Social Movements in Bolivia

Escrito por  |  9 / December / 2014

“The main difficulty is personalization. The ruling party, the Movement for Socialism (MAS, Movimiento al Socialismo), has not consolidated itself, and there is a large concentration of decisions in the Palace, which is a long term weakness,” states Martin Sivak. If economic growth is sustained and there are ambitious strategic plans in place, the two weaknesses of the current process of change are in the environment and the autonomy of social movements.

REDD, Neo-Colonialism in the Land of the Pataxo Warriors

Escrito por  |  26 / November / 2014

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, southern cone time, on Oct. 13, 2014. The Pataxo indigenous people of the far southern region of the state of Bahía, in the northeast of Brazil, form three barricades across the BR101 Highway in the region of Monte Pascoal, in the city of Itamaraju, one of the main roads connecting the northern and southern parts of the country.