New Internationalist

Latin America

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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

Peruvian protesters face increased police brutality

Stephanie Boyd says new laws are a reminder that, in mining zones, foreign corporations get more protection than ordinary civilians.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Indigenous Peoples Mining Peru

Life and death in Chile’s ‘sacrificial zone’

Mischa Wilmers meets the activists fighting against industrial pollution – and for their health and environment.

Filed in: Chile Health Pollution

Indigenous organizations to sue Peru over Amazon gas project

David Hill reports on the legal move to protect isolated indigenous peoples at risk of ‘extermination’ by the country’s biggest ever hydrocarbons project.

Filed in: Conservation Human Rights Peru

Is this the end of the world?

Anna-Claire Bevan says 21 December Doomsday hype could cause tension between the Guatemalan government and Mayan community.

Filed in: Guatemala Indigenous Peoples Tourism

Peru spearheads open-source power

Long-lasting, community-led wind farms that produce energy beneficial to local people and the environment? Easy, says Jane Dennett-Thorpe.

Filed in: Energy Environment Peru

Climate adaptation: saviour or false hope?

Activists on the frontline fear that pledges of adaptation support are ‘empty promises’, says Ben Castle.

Filed in: Bolivia Climate Change

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