Joao Pedro Stedile, November 23,2013
There are now 7 billion human beings inhabiting the planet. More than half of them crowded into big cities. Far away from their original homes. And for the first time in history we have reached the sad total of one billion people suffering hunger on a daily basis. In other words, 14% of human beings no longer has the right to survival. Amongst them thousands of children and their mothers die every day.
G.Mamatha, Newsclick, October 23,2013
The recent expulsion by President Nicolas Maduro of the head of the US diplomatic mission in Venezuela, Kelly Keiderling Franz and two of her employees is proof of the resurgence of the plan to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution. Maduro said he has evidence of the American involvement in the sabotage of the national economy and the power sector. “We detected a group of US embassy officials dedicated to meeting the far-right and to financing and encouraging acts of sabotage against the electrical system and Venezuela’s economy,” the president said in a televised speech.
Thalif Deen, Courtesy:upsidedownworld.org, September 30,2013
(IPS) - Throwing diplomatic protocol to the winds, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched a blistering attack on the United States for illegally infiltrating its communications network, surreptitiously intercepting phone calls, and breaking into the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations.
Newsclick Production, September 26,2013
40 years back on September 11 in 1973, President Salvador Allende's government in Chile was overthrown in a military coup that was masterminded by the CIA. President Allende was killed and more than 40,000 people died in the brutal military regime led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Newsclick presents a brief roundup of the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup.
Carla Stea, August 26, 2013, Global Research
“The United States appears to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.” Simon Bolivar
Throughout the day, on August 6, President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner of Argentina chaired a historic United Nations Security Council meeting that revealed a seismic shift in geopolitical consciousness and incipient strength.
The agenda of Security Council meeting 7015 was: “Cooperation Between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-regional Organizations in Maintaining International Peace and Security.”
Jeffrey Dhywood, Courtesy: alternet.org, August 3, 2013
Now that Uruguay's legalization bill has cleared its largest hurdle, the country appears likely to usher in unprecedented change.
Newsclick Production, August 2, 2013
Newsclick speaks to Professor Harry Vanden from the Department of Government and International Affairs, University of Southern Florida on the challenges for the Left in Latin America. Professor Harry says the people who had tasted the effects of neo-liberal policies will never go back and expresses his confidence in the people's resolve to resist efforts to bring them back into the neo-liberal regime. In this, he says, they have many lessons to offer to the rest of the world.
Latin America Experts, July 19, 2013
The supposed “irony” of whistle-blower Edward Snowden seeking asylum in countries such as Ecuador and Venezuela has become a media meme. Numerous articles, op-eds, reports and editorials in outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and MSNBC have hammered on this idea since the news first broke that Snowden was seeking asylum in Ecuador.
G Mamatha, Newsclick, July 9, 2013
US imperialism is once again at it. In yet another display of imperial arrogance, it has ordered its friendly allies – France, Spain, Portugal and Italy – to deny permission to a plane flying Bolivian President Evo Morales to his country from Moscow.
Newsclick Production, June 28, 2013
Even as the levels of poverty and unemployment have substantially decreased in Brazil, people have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the recent increase in bus fare. The protests, even though instigated by the rise in public transportation fares, have deeper reasons of dissatisfaction with the ruling government. Demands for cheaper public transportation and better social services in the country have been met with tear gas and water cannons by the police, particularly in the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Newsclick talks to Eloi Pieta, Founder Member of the Workers' Party in Brazil, about Brazilian people's discontent with their government, and the role of the youth.