Posts Tagged ‘international’

U.S. Intervention in Latin America & Our Paths To Justice

September 11th, 2023

The realities of shared history & Opportunities of Solidarity from U.S. Progressives The U.S. government has a large debt to settle with Latin America and our gente — and it begins with truth telling and justice. The history of U.S. interaction in Latin American governments is steeped with intervention and destabilization, and it’s clear that […]

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Corruptions and Controversies of Guatemala’s 2023 Elections: Interview with Maríajosé España

August 17th, 2023

Earlier this summer, Guatemala held its general elections which resulted in two presidential candidates earning enough votes to go on to the August 20th election: Sandra Torres of the conservative National Unity of Hope (UNE) party and Bernardo Arévalo of the progressive Movimiento Semilla party. Throughout the 2023 election season and in the aftermath of […]

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A Party of Historic Proportions: Semilla and the Guatemalan Presidency

August 17th, 2023

While Guatemala’s political establishment was busy sabotaging candidates and seemingly influencing the courts – they forgot about the power of the people. Bernardo Arévalo of Movimiento Semilla party received enough votes to go on to the final round on August 20th, against conservative Sanda Torres. Despite the chaotic electoral season, the voters raised their voices […]

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What is the History of el Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora?

March 7th, 2023

Tomorrow, March 8th marks International Working Women’s Day, a day that recognizes the contributions of women to the global struggle for economic and political equality. But where did this day come from and what does it mean for us today? Take some time reading our post to learn about the history of el Día Internacional […]

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Juneteeth: Celebrating 10 Modern History Afro-Latinx Leaders

June 18th, 2022

This Juneteenth we want to honor and recognize the efforts of Afro-Latinx leaders and organizers who fought for Black liberation across the U.S., Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Below we share the origin of Juneteenth, ideas on how to engage with the holiday if you are not Black or afrodescendiente, and stories of [...]

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Cowardly & Politicized: The Biden Admin’s Summit of the Americas 2022

June 7th, 2022

The Biden administration’s decision to exclude Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the ninth “Summit of the Americas” is unacceptable. It is cowardly and highly politicized. Indeed, if the standard for inclusion in this summit is a stellar records on human rights, the United States – which upholds overtly racist laws, leads the world in incarceration […]

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In the face of US Imperialism, Dictatorships and Genocide: Aquí estamos, no nos fuimos, no nos vamos.

March 21st, 2022

Discussing the various historical themes of Latin American struggle and resistance present in “This is not America”, Residente’s latest music video featuring Ibeyi In 2018, artist Childish Gambino released his track “This is America” shedding light on the violence and systemic racism that continues to simmer in America. This release caused many discussions around the […]

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CHILE ORGANIZES: THE CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLIES AND WHAT’S NEXT

January 13th, 2021

AN INTERVIEW WITH JAVIER SANDOVAL On October 25, 2020, the people of Chile voted “yes” on the referendum which asked voters two questions: should Chile convene a constitutional convention to write a brand-new constitution? If yes, who should write that new constitution – an assembly comprising half congressional representatives and half citizens, or an assembly […]

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QUEERS TO THE FRONT, TRANS RESISTANCE IN PERU: AN INTERVIEW WITH GAHELA CARI CONTRERAS

December 14th, 2020

Early this November, Perú burst with uprisings across the country in response to the ever present political instability and violence. What happened in the last month and what can we learn from folks in the front lines? As part of this second iteration of Resistencias Beyond Borders, we spoke to Gahela Cari Contreras (27), a […]

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HOW BOLIVIA IS HEALING THROUGH COLLECTIVE POWER: AN INTERVIEW WITH CANELA CRESPO

November 30th, 2020

What happened between the November 2019 U.S. supported military coup in Bolivia and the elections in October of 2020? In this interview, Mijente spoke to Canela Crespo, a 27 year old member of the Columna Sur organization in Bolivia, which forms an integral part of the Movimiento Al Socialismo party (MAS). Canela was also a […]

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