Colombia's Israel connection: Peacemaking and the Peace Prize
- Samer Badawi سامر بدوي
If the Nobel committee sought to move the needle on Colombian peace by honoring one of its auteurs, they might do well to remember a similar experiment that is all-too-familiar to observers in the Middle East.
Colombian President Juan Manuel ...
Colombia: A lost opportunity
- Vijay Prashad
No one wants war anymore, but the referendum rejecting the landmark agreement between the government and the FARC could push Colombia towards a fractious peace
War is a game where nobody wins: Street Art by DJ Lu, Bogota
Years of negotiation in ...
The Empire Strikes Back
- Chris Hedges
A decade ago left-wing governments, defying Washington and global corporations, took power in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia and Ecuador. It seemed as if the tide in Latin America was turning. The interference by Washington ...
Colombia: What future for the FARC?
- Miguel Urbano Rodrigues
In Cartagena de Indias, it was yesterday, September 26, that the Final Peace Agreement was signed, putting an end in Colombia to a 52-year war. Miguel Urbano Rodrigues pays tribute to the FARC-EP, but diverges from the optimism at the ceremony, attended ...
Habemus pacem? Challenges on the road from Havana to Colombia
- José Antonio Gutiérrez D.
After three years of negotiations, a peace accord was signed in Havana, Cuba, between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC-EP, while the process with ELN is bogged down and that with the EPL is not even on the political agenda.
The forecasts ...
So there was a coup d'état in Brazil
- Emir Sader
The dream of the Brazilian right-wing, since 2002, has come true. Not under the earlier forms that were attempted. Not like when they tried to overthrow Lula in 2005, with an impeachment that failed to prosper. Not with electoral attempts such as ...
Pena Nieto and Trump: Kindred Spirits?
Interview with John Ackerman
- The Real News Network
Professor John Ackerman on Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto: 'He's Our Trump'
KIM BROWN, TRNN ...
Burn, Brazilian Flame, Burn
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
If you plunge into the Rio way of doing things, you expect all sorts of mini-miracles popping up amid an array of immense distress and inescapable woes.
The Olympic torch in Brazil | Photo: AFP
Rio has always been the epitome of a gorgeous, ...
Oaxaca 2016: “This is not a teachers struggle, it belongs to the people of Mexico”
- Simón Sedillo - Niñx Salvaje
In Oaxaca, 12 people were killed by police between June 19 and 26, 2016, while participating in the current rebellion happening in the state. One of those killed was a teacher, the rest were part of the people. Despite the violent repression, a multitude ...
Mexico The Hour of the Police 4
From the Cat-Dog’s spoiler notebook
- Ejército zapatista de liberación nacional EZLN
Here’s the doubt: what would be the most appropriate comparison for that sad and mediocre overseer who aspires to be a policeman?
Aurelio Donald Nuño Trump?