Latin America News Round Up
February 21, 2009, 2:34 pm
Filed under: International news, Latin America, news, politics

Latin America: Perspectives for Socialism in a Time of a World Capitalist Recession/Depression – Global Research 1/20/09  

The Revolution in Mexico has began – American Chronicle 1/23/09

According to a spokesperson for a new radical group calling itself the Juárez Citizens Command is threatening to strike back against lawlessness that has gripped Mexico for a long time, they say that they are going to strike back by killing one criminal a day until order and piece is restored. Similar groups are popping up all across Mexico.

Economic Decline Lifts the Prospects of a Vocal Populist – NYTimes 2/3/09

The dominant political figure of Mexico’s left seemed to be heading toward irrelevance, but the recession has created opportunities for his brand of economic populism.

Brazil Does Have the Potential to be a Great Power – Global Research 2/5/09 

Morales kicks DEA out of Bolivia – Raw Story 1/31/09

Bolivia nationalises energy firm – BBC 1/23/09

Evo Morales hails ‘new Bolivia’ as constitution is approved – Guardian, UK 1/26/09

Bolivia: Divided We Stand – Mabblog 1/31/09

On the divisions the recent constitutional vote highlights

Bolivia’s New Constitution: Progressive Change or Business as Usual? – Global Research 1/28/09

Bolivia has half of world’s valuable lithium – Seattle Northwest Intelligencer 2/5/09

In the rush to build the next generation of hybrid or electric cars, a sobering fact confronts both automakers and governments seeking to lower their reliance on foreign oil: Almost half of the world’s lithium, the mineral needed to power the vehicles, is found in Bolivia — a country that may not be willing to surrender it easily.

Venezuela and Argentina sign Raft of Bilateral Agreements – Global Research 1/24/09

[analysis] The Chávez Administration at 10 Years: The Economy and Social Indicators– VenezuelAnalysis 2/6/09

This paper looks at some of the most important economic and social indicators during the 10 years of the Chávez administration in Venezuela, as well as the current economic expansion. It also looks at the current situation and challenges.


[analysis] The Path of the Revolutionary Student Movement – VenezuelAnalysis 2/6/09

What Effect has 10 Years of Hugo Chávez Had on Venezuela? A Debate – VenezuelAnalysis 2/4/09

Francisco Toro, one of the writers of the anti-Chavez blog Caracas Chronicles, and Redmond O’Neil, the director of the Venezuela Information Centre in London, enter into a written debate on 10 years of the Chavez presidency.

[news] Venezuela’s Chávez Denounces Violence By Militant Government Supporters – VenezuelaAnalysis 2/9/09


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