Opinion

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Kerry declares end of Monroe Doctrine: Is it for real?

Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the Monroe Doctrine is hated as an oppressive mechanism whereby the U.S. claims the unilateral right to limit the national sovereignty of area nations.

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Houston celebrates birth of The Liberator – Simon Bolivar

Almost 200 progressives here celebrated South American liberator Simon Bolivar's birthday, July 24.

October 12: Columbus Day, or Day of Tragedy?

If we look to both past and present and take an objective balance of history, the figure of Columbus cannot help but be associated with an extremely tragic toll.

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Colombia trade pact ignores big problems

The U.S.-Colombia free trade pact would reinforce a system that leaves farmers and consumers at the mercy of volatile prices and markets.

 

 

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Cuba blockade is 50-year bad policy

Unfortunately, some in U.S. corporate and foreign policy circles still consider Cuba and the rest of Latin America "our backyard."

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Latin America in Republican cross hairs

The strengthening of the Republican Party is particularly dangerous for Latin America.

Looking at Cuba in a regional context

The corporate media and especially the right in the U.S. are trying  to "prove" that socialism has only brought poverty to Cuba, but a look at the region shows this is not remotely true.

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Latin America rejects neoliberalism

It would be hard to avoid admiring this ground-breaking documentary.

Controversy rises over plans for Haiti

With Haiti very far from seeing an end to its tribulation, there is both cooperation and conflict in the rescue effort.