Alborada Magazine on Latin American Politics and Culture

"The launch of Alborada magazine is one of those landmarks of journalism. For me, the epic story of hope in our time is the rise of Latin America, as people and their movements shake off their chains, especially those tethering them to the United States."

- John Pilger (Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker)

Editors: Nick MacWilliam, Pablo Navarrete, Tim Potter, Josh Watts




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Latinxs con Corbyn (Lara Keay/Alborada Magazine)

[From Pinochet's Chile to Mexico today, Labour's new leader Jeremy Corbyn has a strong record of campaigning for social justice in Latin America, writes Lara Keay]

Photo credit/copyright: London Mexico Solidarity


The Emerging Triple Helix (Victor Figueroa-Clark/Alborada Magazine)

[Latin America’s relations with the rising powers of China and Russia form part of a broader global challenge to US domination in world affairs, writes Victor Figueroa-Clark]


The Battle of Argentina (Nick MacWilliam/Alborada Magazine)

[Mauricio Macri's victory in the Argentinian presidential election has energised the right and dismayed the left in Latin America. Turbulent times lie ahead for a sharply divided country, writes Nick MacWilliam]


Music and Movement (Nick MacWilliam/Alborada Magazine)

[Nick MacWilliam talks to Callum Simpson, the driving force behind London-based music and activism project Movimientos]


Book Review - Paramilitarism & Neoliberalism: Violent Systems of Capital Accumulation in Colombia and Beyond by Jasmin Hristov (Josh Watts/Alborada Magazine)

Paramilitarism & Neoliberalism: violent systems of capital accumulation in Colombia and beyond
Jasmin Hristov
Pluto Press, 2014
Reviewed by Josh Watts - Alborada Magazine (Issue 1 - Spring/Summer 2015)


Colombia: The Path to Peace (Mariela Kohon/Alborada Magazine)

[Key protagonists in Northern Ireland’s peace process have accompanied recent efforts to bring an end to the armed conflict in Colombia. There is now real hope that peace lies on the horizon and that the conflict’s root causes can be resolved, Mariela Kohon writes]


Strait Talking (Carlos Martinez/Alborada Magazine)

[Whatever the public face of improved Cuba-US relations may be, US imperialism wilt retreat from its basic position of hostility towards the island, writes Carlos Martinez]


The Esmeralda, the Chilean Navy Ship with a Dark Past Visits Britain (Robbie Wilson/

[The death on 7 August of the former chief of General Pinochet’s DINA secret police, Manuel Contreras, prompted celebrations outside the Santiago military hospital in which he passed away and across Chile. Contreras’ death once again brought into the international spotlight the painful legacy of Pinochet's 17-year military rule. In the midst of renewed interest in the dictatorship’s human rights violations, the scheduled arrival of the Esmeralda, a Chilean naval ship with a dark past, to Britain on the 26 August seems ill judged.]



Book Review - A World to Build: New Paths Toward Twenty-first Century Socialism by Marta Harnecker (Derek Wall/Alborada Magazine)

A World to Build: new paths toward twenty-first century socialism
Marta Harnecker
Monthly Review Press, 2015
Reviewed by Derek Wall - Alborada Magazine (Issue 1 - Spring/Summer 2015)

The 2008/9 financial crisis was triggered by corrupt banks and unsustainable capitalism but has been used as an excuse for austerity, making the poorest pay for a catastrophe created by the rich and powerful. The balance of class forces seems to favour an elite, and in most of the world the Left has been in retreat since the 1980s. In her new book, A World to Build: new paths toward twenty-first century socialism, Marta Harnecker, a Chilean political theorist and social thinker, asks us to debate how we can create a new socialism, using the phrase popularised by the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez: ’21st-century socialism.’

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