New Internationalist

Latin America

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Bringing Colombian coal mining back home to London

Miriam Ross speaks to campaigner Tatiana Roa Avendaño about the Cerrejón mine, displacing people and destroying forest in her home country.

Filed in: Activism Colombia Environment Forests Indigenous Peoples Mining United Kingdom

Venezuela: ‘We spend more, in order to gain more’

Jody McIntyre reports from Caracas on how life changed for disabled people after Hugo Chàvez came into power 14 years ago.

Filed in: Disability Politics Society Venezuela

Venezuela: the Yukpa struggle continues

Glevys Rondón tells the story of Zenaida Romero, a proud young leader from a family of indigenous land rights defenders.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Venezuela

The Pope and the poor

Pope Francis is likely to be an improvement on Benedict, despite his contradictions writes Mark Engler.

Filed in: Argentina Latin America Religion

How close was Pope Francis to Argentina’s military dictators?

Vanessa Baird tunes in to some rumblings in the Southern Cone.

Filed in: Argentina Politics Religion

Guatemalan living in darkness to bring light to others

Juan Rodriguez wants to raise $50,000 to bring affordable light to the poor. Anna Bevan explains.

Filed in: Energy Guatemala Poverty

The pain of blows

A violent mugging in Montevideo brings New Internationalist editor Vanessa Baird face to face with the greater crime of health inequality.

Filed in: Health Uruguay Violence

Hugo Chávez: reluctant revolutionary

Julia Buxton tracks a political journey leftwards – from admirer of Tony Blair to ‘fiery populist’ and champion of the Venezuelan poor.

Filed in: Latin America Politics Venezuela

Hugo Chávez was a leader apart

David Ransom celebrates the life of a president with a fondness for Liberation heroes, who used oil wealth to boost ordinary Venezuelans’ quality of life.

Filed in: Latin America Politics Poverty Venezuela

‘The islands belong to Argentina, but…’

Writing from Argentina, Vanessa Baird finds little enthusiasm for the President’s renewed Malvinas campaign.

Filed in: Argentina Falklands/Malvinas

Otto Pérez Molina and the Mexican drug cartels: one year on

Guatemala’s president promised to reduce drug trafficking, but his success is questionable, says Anna Bevan.

Filed in: Drugs Guatemala Mexico

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