This time of year brings many memories. The memories are like echoes, for they coincide so closely with events of today, equally tragic and bloody.
In his farewell message while waiting for his death, President Allende explained what was happening: "Foreign capital and imperialism, united with reactionary elements, created the climate."
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.
Almost 200 progressives here celebrated South American liberator Simon Bolivar's birthday, July 24.
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.
The U.S.-Colombia free trade pact would reinforce a system that leaves farmers and consumers at the mercy of volatile prices and markets.
Unfortunately, some in U.S. corporate and foreign policy circles still consider Cuba and the rest of Latin America "our backyard."
The strengthening of the Republican Party is particularly dangerous for Latin America.
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.
It would be hard to avoid admiring this ground-breaking documentary.