Tag Archives: Latin America

James McEnteer :
The geopolitics of generosity

For the USA, offering little help to Ecuador’s earthquake victims, political calculation takes precedence over compassion. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2016 QUITO, Ecuador — On April 16, Ecuador suffered an earthquake registering 7.8 on … finish reading James McEnteer :
The geopolitics of generosity

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Chellis Glendinning :
The third inauguration: Evo Morales and nine years of paradox in Bolivia

‘Evo is a loaf of bread fresh from the oven,’ he said. ‘We’ll find out how it tastes.’ By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | February 16, 2014 La Paz, 22 January 2006. Evo Morales Ayma was born Aymara … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
The third inauguration: Evo Morales and nine years of paradox in Bolivia

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METRO EVENT | Alice Embree : Israeli author and peace activist to speak in Austin

Related: Latin American countries are breaking with the U.S. on its uncondiditonal support for Israel. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 17, 2014 Event: Speaker: Israeli activist Miko Peled Place: Westminister Presbyterian Church Address: 3208 Exposition Blvd., … finish reading METRO EVENT | Alice Embree : Israeli author and peace activist to speak in Austin

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Chellis Glendinning :
Celebrating the ‘Grito de Libertad’ in Bolivia

Joining in the patriotic frenzy with Evo Morales, goose-stepping soldiers, lots of white paint… and, oh yes, the marching bands… By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | June 8, 2014 SUCRE, Bolivia — Independence Day in Sucre was the … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
Celebrating the ‘Grito de Libertad’ in Bolivia

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Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

The new Cold War doctrine is that democratically elected nationalist or socialist leaders are new dominos threatening the fall of a U.S.-controlled order. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2014 While the first Cold War was … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

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Margarita Alarcón :
Cuba hosts the CELAC Summit, and ‘parallel’ dissident gathering

The CELAC Summit was unprecedented, with all the leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean gathering together with a common goal: unity. By Margarita Alarcón | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2014 HAVANA — All of Latin America and … finish reading Margarita Alarcón :
Cuba hosts the CELAC Summit, and ‘parallel’ dissident gathering

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Alice Embree : Chile and the Politics of Memory

Me gustan los estudiantes. This painting by Austin’s Carlos Lowry is the cover art on the Fall 2013 NACLA Report on the Americas. The contradictions of Chile and the politics of memory The elections in Chile take place as the … finish reading Alice Embree : Chile and the Politics of Memory

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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 3

Coroico is the administrative capital of Bolivia’s Nor Yungas province. The town hall façade features the coca leaf and coffee bean of local agriculture in addition to the exotic bird of tourism, the area’s main economic activities. All photos by … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 3

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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 2

Coca leaves, a standard small bag sold for personal use in Bolivia. From 10-40 hojas are used at once while working, walking, or otherwise exerting oneself at high altitudes. Habitual users enjoy coca three or four times a day. All photos by … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 2

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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru

Pre-Incan metal vessels in the Larco Museum, Lima, for storing coca leaves. Human-faced pots from some early Andean cultures (not shown) have distended cheek pouches, where coca leaves are held during use. The central figure above is using coca in … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru

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Fran Clark : Keeping Watch on the ‘School of Assassins’

One at a time, marchers place their crosses in the chain link fence outside Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Photos by Heidi Turpin / The Rag Blog.By any other name:Protesters keep watch at the ‘School of Assassins’ Each cross has … finish reading Fran Clark : Keeping Watch on the ‘School of Assassins’

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Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

Front page of New York Daily News, October 23, 1962. From the Mitchell Archives.The Cuba story, Part 3:The Bay of Pigs to the missile crisis The Cuban missile crisis suggests that the United States would go to any extreme, even … finish reading Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

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