This Week in the Americas

Latin America: War on Terrorism or Fight for Social Justice?
By Laura Carlsen

As the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center covered the pages of every U.S. newspaper with solemn remembrances, Latin American papers also marked the event but often in very different terms. In countries throughout the region, the date brought the requisite mourning of innocent lives lost. But there were also many reflections on the patent failure of the response of the Bush government and on the adverse repercussions that the self-proclaimed