Comment & Analysis: Venezuela: The Real Significance of the Student Protests (Julia Buxton/Latin America Bureau)

[Just as in 2002, radicals have forgotten that the people they must convince are Venezuelan voters, not international opinion. There can be no short cut to replacing a movement and government that is genuinely popular. Attempting to induce regime overthrow is unnecessary when the option of a recall referendum is available, and it is irresponsible when the outcome of violent change will only be a cycle of violent revenge. Finally, journalists have yet to learn that authoritative reporting requires fact-based accounts, not recycled and unchecked tweets from Twitter – a mechanism that can be used to promote delusion as well as democracy.]


Music Video: Paquito D'Rivera - Panamericana

Cuban saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera performs Panamericana, a song taken from the Latin jazz music documentary Calle 54' by Fernando Trueba


Blog: Opposition Violence: A Time-Worn Tactic Played Out In Venezuela (Steve Ellner/

[The media, true to form, both here in Venezuela and abroad use all their ingenuity to convince people, sometimes in subtle ways, that Chavista “hoards” are behind the current violence in Venezuela.]


Documentary Trailer: The Colombia Connection (Director's Cut, Alborada Films, 76 minutes)

Director, Producer & Writer: Pablo Navarrete (Alborada Films)
Director of Photography & Editor: Teilo Vellacott

The Colombia Connection (Documentary Trailer) from Alborada Films on Vimeo.

> Screening of the Director's cut: Tuesday 4 February/London, UK // More Info:


Documentary: Raymundo (Directors: Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina, 2003, 127 minutes)

[This is a documentary film about the life and work of Raymundo Gleyzer, an Argentinian filmmaker, kidnapped and murdered by that country’s military dictatorship in 1976. Through Raymundo’s life, we follow the story of Latin American revolutionary cinema and the liberation struggles of the 60s and 70s.]

Raymundo - English Subtitles - 127' from Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina on Vimeo.


Documentary: Socrates and the Corinthians' Democracy (Directors: Gilles Perez & Gilles Rof)

[In 1980 during the military dictatorship in Brazil, the hugely popular Socrates, the captain of the Selecao and of Corinthians, used football to promote democracy while scoring goals.]


Music Video: Wara-Leave to Remain

Video for the title track from Wara's 2013 album 'Leave To Remain', out now on Movimientos Records.

More information about the video and Wara here:


I woke up this morning /
to the sound of my own future /
looking straight at me /
with hurry in its face /
it said “I´d like /
to introduce you to the choices /
that most other people /
will never get to make


Honduran Elections: Live Blog (CEPR)

[This Sunday, November 24th, CEPR will be live-blogging Honduras' presidential, legislative, and municipal elections here on the Americas Blog. The Americas Blog will be in touch with US and Honduran civil society groups monitoring the electoral process in different parts of the country. We’ll also be tracking media coverage throughout the day, as well as statements from the political campaigns, electoral observation missions from the Organization of American States, the European Union and the Carter Center, and other sources.]


Comment & Analysis Video: Polling Chile's Youth (The Stream/Al Jazeera English)

[What impact will student protests have on Chile's upcoming general elections?]


Chile's Student Uprising (Please Support Our Documentary)

::: Chile's Student Uprising
(Director: Roberto Navarrete, Alborada Films)


> Documentary Premiere: Chile's Student Uprising (Director: Roberto Navarrete, 2014)(Wednesday 12 February 2014/London, UK)

Our Story?

‘Chile’s Student Uprising’ tells the story of the student protests taking place in Chile today demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society. The film puts the protests in their historical context of widespread dissatisfaction with the economic model put in place under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), but that still remains largely in place.

The film’s director Roberto Navarrete travelled to Chile in 2011 and 2012 to speak to student leaders such as Camila Vallejo and Giorgio Jackson, but also to ordinary students, and to understand why their protests are causing such effect in Chile and inspiring others in Chile and beyond.

Who is involved?

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