Latin America - The Path Away from U.S. Domination

Washington rumbles with suppressed outrage over Latin America’s latest demonstrations of its sovereignty - Bolivia’s nationalization of its oil and natural gas reserves.

Colombia: Uribe’s Race Against Himself

Speculation over whether incumbent Alvaro Uribe will continue as Colombia’s president has long disappeared. After winning an extremely controversial high court decision allowing him to stand for reelection, Uribe has found few obstacles in his path.

Latin America: Movement Toward Mixed Economy Quickens as Neo-liberalism Fails

Just as the Bush administration’s market liberalization drive seemed to have been reaching its apogee, serious setbacks were registered as the utility of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and various bilateral FTA’s began to be successfully challenged.

State Department Looking for a Fight in which it Might get a Black Eye

In yet another blow to the credibility of one of its annually released “certification” reports on the performance of other nations on some broad social or political issue the State Department in its 2006 compilation included Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, and accused Venezuela of a high degree of non-cooperation.

Bolivia: Integration with Sovereignty

A new approch on economic exchange, quite different from the globalization scope promoted by Washington on behalf of its transnationals, came to light with the signing of the People's Trade Agreement by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia.

Latin America turning “left” to fight poverty

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet said that the political “left turn” in Latinamerica can be seen as a “search for replies” from the region’s peoples that are striving to abandon “misery and poverty.”

The Aftermath of Bolivia’s Gas Golpe

Four days after President Evo Morales exploded with a resounding decree which nationalized Bolivia’s natural gas resource and rattled the global economy, multinational energy corporations, and regional leaders alike, the uproar over the decision has begun to subside.

Bolivia: President Morales Does the Unthinkable

It was an almost theatrical strategic move. On May 1, his 100th day in office, Bolivian president Evo Morales decreed the nationalization of the country’s natural gas industry.

Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela Reject U.S. Trade

Bolivia's new left-leaning president signed a pact with Cuba and Venezuela on Saturday rejecting U.S.-backed free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation.

COHA’s Report on Mexico’s Prison System: Yet Another Blemished Aspect of Fox’s Failed Presidency

The Mexican penal system is hard pressed on all sides, from overcrowding and corruption on the inside, to critical international scrutiny on the outside.