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Latin America



  • A History of Inconvenient Allies and Convenient Enemies

    by Alexander Aviña

    The history of American alliances abroad doesn't make sense as a drug control strategy, but is consistent with a strategy of invoking the war on drugs to punish governments that resist U.S. domination.



  • How Coffee Ruined a Country

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    Lizabeth Cohen reviews Augustine Sedgewick's book, which argues that coffee monoculture was disastrous to El Salvador.



  • My 60 Years of Disappointment With Fidel Castro

    by Enrique Krauze

    Latin American, with few exceptions, they have refused to see the historical failure of the Cuban Revolution and the oppressive and impoverishing domination of their patriarch.


  • Don’t Invade Venezuela

    by Alan McPherson

    Contrary to what most believe, a military intervention in South America would be unprecedented



  • Latin America Leans Forward

    by Enrique Krauze

    Latin America of late has shown a maturity without precedent in its turbulent history.



  • NACLA: "This American Life" whitewashed U.S. crimes in Latin America

    Celebrating 2012’s best examples of broadcast journalism, the George Foster Peabody Awards attracted the likes of D.L. Hughley, Amy Poehler and Bryant Gumbel to the Waldorf-Astoria’s four-story grand ballroom in New York this past May. In a gaudy ceremony hosted by CBS star-anchor Scott Pelley, National Public Radio’s This American Life received the industry’s oldest and perhaps most prestigious accolade. The 16-member Peabody Board, consisting of “television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts,” had selected a particular This American Life episode—“What Happened at Dos Erres”—as one of the winners of its 72nd annual awards on the basis of “only one criterion: excellence.”...

  • Obama's Lost War on Drugs

    by Jeremy Kuzmarov

    Rather than relying on our hopeless forty-fourth president and an even more hopeless Republican-controlled Congress, citizen groups need to mobilize together to oppose the waste of their hard earned taxpayer dollars in the War on Drugs. 

  • Marie Arana: Simon Bolivar the "Polar Opposite" of George Washington (INTERVIEW)

    by Robin Lindley

    In Bolivar, Ms. Arana recounts Bolivar’s bloody military campaigns and forays into the turbulent and frustrating politics of the new republics, and she also presents a striking portrait of the times and the many contradictions and foibles of the Great Liberator -- a passionate embodiment of the Enlightenment who was addicted to gambling, glory, and women.