SOUTH AMERICA

South American Nations Adopt Different COVID-19 Stategies, With Different Results

Escrito por  |  22 / July / 2020

On May 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the epicenter of COVID-19 had moved to Latin America, particularly South America. The region now has the highest number of new cases and deaths in the world.

Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro Plotting a Self-Coup?

Escrito por  |  11 / June / 2020

Bolsonaro has isolated himself internationally. With approval ratings in free fall, the Brazilian president has increasingly moved to the far right.

Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

Escrito por  |  8 / May / 2020

After six days of fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in a Amazonas state hospital, a 15-year-old Yanomami teenage boy died in April 9 from complications caused by the coronavirus. The boy’s death sounded the alarm for Brazil’s Indigenous peoples who now face the fear of the virus alongside the stress of increasing criminal activities and government policies.

The Dramatic Fall of Chile as Latin America’s Neoliberal Role Model

Escrito por  |  1 / January / 2020

After the outbreak of the most intense and massive social protests ever recorded in the history of Chile, on November 16 the government and most political parties signed an agreement to restore peace and public order and initiate a process to draft a new constitution.

Citizen Protests in Colombia Reveal Deep Discontent

Escrito por  |  1 / January / 2020

On November 21 nationwide demonstrations began that drew hundreds of thousands of Colombians into the streets to protest against the Duque government. Just three years after signing the peace accords, more than 23,000 people have been killed in Colombia. Forty-three percent of the victims are under 25.

The Planned Coup in Bolivia

Escrito por  |  31 / December / 2019

Evo Morales arrived on Tuesday, thanking Mexico for “saving his life” after the coup d’etat that has left Bolivia without a legitimate president and plunged the nation into chaos and violence.

Fires Raging in the Rain Forest Add to Environmental, Economic Crisis for Brazilian Government

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2019

The fires that started August 16 are still raging in the Amazonian jungle. Although they no longer make international headlines, they have destroyed more than 12 million hectares.