Latin America

Latin America Burns between Revolt and Repression

For decades Latin America was the United States’ "backyard", although more recently it has also been seen as a den of "socialists". Today it is undergoing a deep crisis that spares neither the big countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, nor the small ones such as Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

Imperialism and the Amazon

The article which follows was written at the beginning of the month when the continuing deforestation of the Amazon led to the yet more murders of the indigenous population. Since then the crisis has deepened as the dry season burning of the Amazon to clear the way for farming has reached new heights.

Libertarian socialism in Latin America: a roundtable interview – Enrique Guerrero-López

Three interviews of militants from libertarian socialist political organisations in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, exploring the history, theory, and practice of libertarian socialism. Originally published by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation in the United States.

Caravan Migrants Trapped on the Frontiers of Capitalism

Increasing militarism and hostility to migrants are interconnected aspects of the crisis of capitalism.

The Rebellion in Nicaragua

In the 1970s the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua was a cause celebre of the left and extreme left, in the same way the Zapatistas in Mexico were at the beginning of the 21st century, and the YPG in Rojava are now.

Dancing with Dynamite: social movements and states in Latin America

Dancing with Dynamite

Benjamin Dangl explores the complex ways that social movements in Latin America have worked with, against, and independently of national governments.

Subterranean Echos: Resistance and Politics “desde el So ́tano"

Raúl Zibechi

Raul Zibechi on the new forms of struggle and organisation emerging in the urban peripheries of Latin American cites.

Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements

Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements

Raul Zibechi's Territories in Resistance offers an influential analysis on resistance and social movements in Latin America.

People in defence of life and territory: Counter-power and self-defence in Latin America

Raúl Zibechi

Article by Raúl Zibechi first published by the Transnational Institute.