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I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Reviewed by Nick MacWilliam - Alborada magazine (Issue 3 - Winter 2016/17)
Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela
Reviewed by Olivia Arigho Stiles - Alborada magazine (Issue 3 - Winter 2016/17)
[A medida que América Latina vuelve a ver el retorno de la derecha política debido a una serie de elecciones fraudulentas, presión económica, guerras mediáticas y golpes de estado suaves, y sí, la narrativa común de la caída de los precios de las materias primas (commodities), las generaciones actuales y futuras analizarán por mucho tiempo el legado de Fidel Castro y de la revolución cubana.]
Fidel Castro, la revolución cubana y sus lecciones para América Latina
Enero 2017 - Rodrigo Acuña/Alborada.net
Traducido por Rebekah Carroll
[Fidel Castro Ruz was in my view the greatest popular leader of the 20th century; certainly the greatest to emerge since the Second World War. He inspired and led to victory a revolution of a profoundly radical character in a small country barely a stone’s throw from the greatest imperialist power in history, and turned that revolution into a beacon of social and economic justice for Latin America, indeed for the world.]
Fidel Castro, Global Statesman
7 December 2016, David Raby/Alborada
[Since the death of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela has suffered instability and economic turmoil, leading many to predict the coming end of Chavismo. However, writes Rachael Boothroyd Rojas, the legacy of the Bolivarian Revolution endures at all levels of Venezuelan society]
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Soundtrack to the Struggle (Ursula Parvex/Alborada magazine)
Contemporary Latin American women artists are addressing pressing social issues, writes Ursula Parvex in her introduction to a selection of some of their songs
With Fidel Castro's death announced on Saturday 26 November 2016, we revisit an article written in 2012 by Arturo Lopez-Levy and which we posted at the time. We have an article by David Raby on Fidel Castro's legacy coming soon for the Alborada website. In the meantime, you can read the introduction to Raby's excellent 2006 Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today, here.
[Fidel Castro is not Cuba. Rather than focusing on an 86 years old revolutionary patriarch, the international community, particularly the United States, should look at the general trends operating in Cuba’s politics and economy.]
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Amy Cowperthwaite, Ruth Cordero Obrecht, Charles Craddock, Gabriela De Oliveira, Gordon Elcock, Linda Etchart, Tatiana Garavito,
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Danni Kirwan, Sarah Lee, Hazel Marsh,
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Victoria Rojas, Ryan and Amy, Mary Scott, Russell Slater,
Helen Thomson, David Turley, Al Williamz, Daniel Willis,
Tess Woodcraft, Daniel Williamson, Jack Young