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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Comment & Analysis: Israel and Mexico Swap Notes on Abusing Rights (Jimmy Johnson and Linda Quiquivix/The Electronic Intifada)

[In May, Jorge Luis Llaven Abarca, Mexico’s newly-appointed secretary of public security in Chiapas, announced that discussions had taken place between his office and the Israeli defense ministry.]

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Comment & Analysis: Brazil: Rio’s Olympic Iron Heel (Mike Davis/Red Pepper)

[As host of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, the Brazilian government is trying to ‘pacify’ the gangs in Rio’s favelas. But, the needs of the favelados have taken a back seat.]

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Comment & Analysis: After Chavez: Grassroots Fight on Despite Opposition’s War of Attrition (Tamara Pearson/Venezuelanalysis)

[The happy revolution continues in Venezuela. Yet the fact that things are largely the same as before Chavez died is both a huge achievement and statement about the maturity of this revolution, and also a concern.]

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Comment & Analysis: Latin America’s Radical Left in Power: Complexities and Challenges in the Twenty-First Century (Steve Ellner/Latin American Perspectives)

[The governments of Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador have been subject to intense political conflict and class and political polarization, the social democrats favored moderate policies designed to avoid discord and achieve broad consensuses.]

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Comment & Analysis: Chilean Refugees Give Thanks for Scottish Welcome in 1973 (Brian Donnelly/Herald Scotland)

[They huddled together anxiously on their 7000-mile journey from Chile to Scotland in the hope of escaping the violence and terror of the Pinochet regime.]

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