Comment & Analysis: Trouble Brewing in South America: NATO Sets Its Sights on Colombia (Dave Feldman/Spectrezine)

[While Colombia is unable to join NATO due to its geographical location, the agreement portends future collaboration in matters of security, and facilitates the participation of Colombia in a number of NATO activities. Although the idea might strike some as bizarre, this is actually a rather logical development when one considers the contemporary geopolitical situation in the region.]

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Comment & Analysis: Documentary Review: El Impenetrable. Directors: Daniele Incalcaterra & Fausta Quattrini (Cristiana Visan/Buenos Aires Herald)

[El Impenetrable, the first Argentine film to be presented in the International Competition at this year’s edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, is a lavish feast for a wide range of cinemagoers, as it blends the documentary approach with politics, environmental struggles, social critique and astonishing cinematography.]

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Comment & Analysis: Chavismo After Chavez: Introduction (Fred Rosen/NACLA)

[We are interested in exploring what the movement that bears his name—Chavismo—was all about. We are interested in identifying the institutional structures that were created under his leadership and that, to one degree or another, carry out his legacy today.]

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Comment & Analysis: The 18-year-Old Voice of Chile's Nationwide Student Uprising (Jonathan Franklin/The Guardian)

[Moisés Paredes speaks for a movement which has defied police brutality to put education reform high on the election agenda.]

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Music: Wara - Pide a Yemayá

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Comment & Analysis: Uprising in Brazil: An Extraordinary Moment for Change (Nayana Fernandez/Upside Down World)

[Emerging as a complete surprise, the wave of massive demonstrations Brazil has been experiencing is undoubtedly the most serious movement of popular protests in the country since the dictatorship years.]

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People Power in Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution: An Interview with George Ciccariello-Maher (Samuel Grove/Alborada)

[The author of We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution, George Ciccariello-Maher, is interviewed by Samuel Grove about the historical background to Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, the interventions of the popular masses that propelled Hugo Chávez to the presidency and the results and aftermath of Venezuela’s first election since Chávez's death in March.]

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Comment & Analysis: Why Ecuador Would Be An Ideal Refuge for Edward Snowden (Mark Weisbrot/The Guardian)

[Ecuador has already been dragged through the mud for sheltering Julian Assange, and it is willing to stand up to the US.]

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Comment & Analysis: The Real Lessons of Salvador Allende’s Life (Victor Figueroa Clark/Tribune Magazine)

[For Allende, the purpose of power was not to smooth capitalism’s rough edges, it was to transform a brutal and dehumanising system that was incapable of fulfilling the lofty rhetoric of liberalism into a truly democratic system where people could live to their full potential - socialism.]

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Alborada e-news: June 2013

Alborada e-news: June 2013

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Amig@s,

We hope you are all well. Our June e-news will inform you about our activities, as well as the latest information related to Latin America.

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