Alborada Magazine Issue 3

"I’ve been waiting years for something like Alborada to arrive – a publication that intelligently and critically informs on the politics, culture and resistance happening in one of the world’s most exciting regions. The people of Latin America have let us glimpse a way of organising societies on more human principles. For those committed to progressive change, understanding the region is a must. Alborada is our best guide."
- Matt Kennard, Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism


Read the editorial for issue 3 here:


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Book Review - I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú (Nick MacWilliam/Alborada Magazine)

I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

Rigoberta Menchú

Verso, 1984

Reviewed by Nick MacWilliam - Alborada magazine (Issue 3 - Winter 2016/17)


VIDEO: Understanding Venezuela's Political Crisis (#AlboradaLive/24 April, 2017)

Understanding Venezuela's Political Crisis

Alborada's first Facebook live event explores current political developments in Venezuela.

Streaming from London, UK, Alborada's Pablo Navarrete will talk to journalist Rachael Boothroyd Rojas (via Skype) and Dr Francisco Dominguez about the political crisis in Venezuela and the factors that lie behind it.


Book Review - Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela by George Ciccariello-Maher (Olivia Arigho Stiles/Alborada Magazine)

Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela

George Ciccariello-Maher

Verso, 2016

Reviewed by Olivia Arigho Stiles - Alborada magazine (Issue 3 - Winter 2016/17)


Fidel Castro, la revolución cubana y sus lecciones para América Latina (Rodrigo Acuña/

[A medida que América Latina vuelve a ver el retorno de la derecha política debido a una serie de elecciones fraudulentas, presión económica, guerras mediáticas y golpes de estado suaves, y sí, la narrativa común de la caída de los precios de las materias primas (commodities), las generaciones actuales y futuras analizarán por mucho tiempo el legado de Fidel Castro y de la revolución cubana.]

Fidel Castro, la revolución cubana y sus lecciones para América Latina

Enero 2017 - Rodrigo Acuña/

Traducido por Rebekah Carroll


Fidel Castro, Global Statesman (David Raby/Alborada)

[Fidel Castro Ruz was in my view the greatest popular leader of the 20th century; certainly the greatest to emerge since the Second World War. He inspired and led to victory a revolution of a profoundly radical character in a small country barely a stone’s throw from the greatest imperialist power in history, and turned that revolution into a beacon of social and economic justice for Latin America, indeed for the world.]

Fidel Castro, Global Statesman

7 December 2016, David Raby/Alborada


Where Now for Chavismo? (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Alborada Magazine)

[Since the death of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela has suffered instability and economic turmoil, leading many to predict the coming end of Chavismo. However, writes Rachael Boothroyd Rojas, the legacy of the Bolivarian Revolution endures at all levels of Venezuelan society]


Editorial: From Hate to Hope (Pablo Navarrete/Alborada Magazine)

Editorial: From Hate to Hope

Pablo Navarrete - Alborada magazine (Issue 3 - Winter 2016/17)


¡Arriba las Mujeres! (Selected by the Alborada Soundsystem's Ursula Parvex)

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Soundtrack to the Struggle (Ursula Parvex/Alborada magazine)

Contemporary Latin American women artists are addressing pressing social issues, writes Ursula Parvex in her introduction to a selection of some of their songs


Comment & Analysis: Cuba and Fidel Castro: Beyond his 86th Birthday (Arturo Lopez-Levy/The Havana Note)

With Fidel Castro's death announced on Saturday 26 November 2016, we revisit an article written in 2012 by Arturo Lopez-Levy and which we posted at the time. We have an article by David Raby on Fidel Castro's legacy coming soon for the Alborada website. In the meantime, you can read the introduction to Raby's excellent 2006 Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today, here.

[Fidel Castro is not Cuba. Rather than focusing on an 86 years old revolutionary patriarch, the international community, particularly the United States, should look at the general trends operating in Cuba’s politics and economy.]

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