Posts Tagged: latin america

U.S. government attacks progressive Cubans in Miami

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On Jan. 6, 2006, university professors Carlos Álvarez and Elsa Prieto were arrested by federal authorities in Miami and charged with failing to...

Fighting for women’s equality

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“Revolution within the Revolution.” This is what Cuba calls the struggle for women’s equality. This phrase is used because even thou...

Lolita Lebrón, a bold fighter for Puerto Rican independence

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Throughout Puerto Rican history, women have played an exemplary and leading role in the struggle against colonialism and oppression.

Cuba’s Santiago Alvarez, cinematographer and revolutionary

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One of the greatest cultural achievements of the 1959 Cuban revolution has been its remarkable cinema. Prior to the revolution, Cuba possessed no nati...

The ‘shift to the left’ in Latin America

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The following article is adapted from a presentation delivered at a meeting in New Paltz, N.Y., on Feb. 5, 2006. Many people are watching with great i...

Which way forward for the Bolivian mass struggle?

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On Dec. 18, 2005, Evo Morales was elected president of Bolivia. In the 180 years since Bolivia’s independence from Spain, Morales will be the fi...

Workers’ struggles advance in Argentina

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More than 15,000 telecommunications workers in five provinces went out on a two-day strike in Argentina beginning on Dec. 22. The workers belong to a ...

FARC-EP deals blow to Colombian military

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On Dec. 27, the communist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC-EP) dealt a stinging blow to Colombian President Alva...

The Bolivarian revolution and Latin American independence

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Political parties allied with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez swept the December round of local elections, winning all of the 167 seats up for...