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Latin America news and analysis from The Nation
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Has Trump Opened the Door to the Mexican Left?
Resistance to his bigotry and deportations is converging with growing opposition to NAFTA and neoliberalism.
March 17, 2017
Lenin Lives! (in Latin America)
Lenín Moreno, expected to win Ecuador’s presidential election runoff, practically vibrates Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”
March 6, 2017
About Those Islamist Sleeper Cells in South America…
The Trump administration is huffing and puffing about the danger, but after 15 years and counting, the sleeper cells are still sleeping.
March 2, 2017
After a Century of American Citizenship, Puerto Ricans Have Little to Show for It
Puerto Rico has never been more than a profit center for the US. Now an unelected board governs the island as a de facto collection agency for hedge funds and Wall Street speculators.
March 1, 2017
Don’t Be Fooled by Trump’s Latest Reality Show
Trump showed he can play a president on TV Tuesday, but that’s it.
Robert L. Borosage
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February 14, 2017
Ecuador’s Left-Wing Success Story
It doesn’t fit with neoliberal orthodoxy, but President Rafael Correa has made remarkable progress. Will the next government sustain it?
February 8, 2017
Steve Bannon Wants To Start World War III
His 2009 film,
, shows a hellishly bleak vision of our past, present, and future, driven by a magical belief in historical determinism.
Micah L. Sifry
February 6, 2017
The Advisers Inside Trump’s White House Want to Make War Everywhere
If only they could agree on where to begin.
February 1, 2017
The Passing of Dom Paulo, Cardinal Arns, a Liberation Theology Titan
He stood up courageously against Brazil’s dictatorship and supported the “preferential option for the poor.”
January 25, 2017
Don’t Expect Mexico’s Elites to Stand Up to Trump
They’re too dependent on US aid, so will have to renegotiate NAFTA on his terms—even though the agreement has done far more damage to Mexico.