Ethan Freedman, Courtesy: Upside Down World, July 6, 2012
(IPS) - A rise in drug trafficking in Honduras has resulted in a sharp increase in violence, leading some to question the United States’ influence in the country.
Honduras, along with several other Central American countries, has become a transshipment point for U.S.-bound illegal drugs, predominantly cocaine. This has led to wide-scale drug intervention efforts, which has subsequently led to an increasingly bloody effort to stymie the trafficking.
Paraguay: President Lugo Ousted; UNASUR Won't Recognize Successor; Peasants and Others Protest the Coup
Yoshie Furuhashi, Courtesy: MRZINE, June 25, 2012
Ten months to go till the upcoming elections, the Senate of Paraguay dismissed the President of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, by a vote of 39-4, for allegedly "poor performance in office," in an express impeachment whose legitimacy has been questioned by not only the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) but also the Organization of American States (OAS). OAS Secretary General Miguel Insulza, minutes before the vote, warned negative consequences for the democratic life of the country.
Jyotsna Singh, Newsclick, June 9, 2011
"The Left in Latin America... aware about the dangers of reversals" - Part II of Interview with Prof. Alzugaray
In the second part of the interview with Prof. Carlos Alzugaray, the challenges to the Left in Latin America are explored. Prof. Alzugaray also elaborates on the various politico-economic strategies adopted by the left leaning and leftist governments in Latin America.
Cuban intellectual and former diplomat Professor Carlos Alzugaray is interviewed by Newsclick. He dwells on a variety of subjects related to the political economy of Latin America, but focuses in particular on the role, character and dimensions of US hegemony in the continent today. This is the first part of the interview conducted by Newsclick.
Courtesy: Upside Down World, December 13, 2010
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, 08 November, 2010
Two of the largest countries in the western hemisphere – Brazil and the US – had their elections recently. While in Brazil, the centre left candidate Dilma Rouseff won against Serra, the centre right candidate – the far right in US made considerable gains against the centrist Democrats. I am not sure whether to call the democrats as centre right or just centre, considering the shift of this centre to the right in the US.
Newsclick Production 4 november 2010
Marcela Valente,Upside Down World,30 October 2010
Newsclick production 25 September 2010
Prof. Aijaz Ahmad talks about the history of Colombia and Venezuela relations.