Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Politics & Parties

Nicaragua: The Sandinistas, Socialism and Independence

Carlos Fonseca Teran, deputy leader of the Sandinista International Department and son of one of the founding members of the FSLN,talks to LAB's Nick Caistor.

Revisiting Paraguay 2

So the economy's booming? Tell that to the poor, says Jan Rocha in the second of her blog posts.

Venezuela: greater state control

With local elections on 8 December, President Maduro gambles his future on tightening his control, says Julia Buxton

Honduras: Election on a knife edge

Doubts grow as to whether the increasingly repressive regime would allow Xiomara Castro, the wife of the deposed president, to take power, were she to win the 24 November presidential elections.

Colombia: does peace have a chance?

Long-term Colombia watcher Professor Jenny Pearce gives her personal reflections on the fraught peace process

Colombia: Alvaro Uribe and the Peace Talks

Former President Alvaro Uribe is critical of the current Colombian government's attempts to secure peace with the FARC guerrillas.

Mexico: journalists still an endangered species

Since the PRI returned to power, journalists continue to be targeted with threats, attacks and killings. Self-censorship by the survivors and their media outlets means that the most important stories don't get covered.

Chile: The first dictatorship of globalisation

An eye witness account of the Popular Unity period in Chile, the Pinochet coup and its ongoing aftermath.

Protest movements: the growing anger of the middle classes

Why middle class militancy in developing countries is only just beginning -- thoughts from a Nigerian commentator very relevant to Brazil, Mexico, Chile and other Latin American countries.

Nostalgia is not enough: why Venezuela’s opposition failed

The opposition in Venezuela needs to evaluate the reasons for its failure to defeat Hugo Chávez.

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