Comment & Analysis: The Human Tragedy Behind the Media Misrepresentation of Venezuela (Matthew Willgress/Alborada.net)

[There is an exciting story that could be told about Venezuela of how a new society is being built, where people’s living standards and public services are being protected despite the deep global recession. Omission and distortion of these developments is frequent. Now it seems such misrepresentation applies even to human tragedies in Venezuela.]

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Comment & Analysis Video: A Hip-Hop School in the Large and Overcrowded Barrio of La Vega (Lanie Cassel/Epatu Youth)

[This short video documents a hip-hop school in the large and overcrowded barrio of La Vega in the hillsides of Caracas, Venezuela. Filmed in the months of July and August in 2010, it features interviews and performances by those involved in the school known as EPATU (Popular School for the Arts and Urban Traditions).]

Hip-Hop La Vega. Caracas, Venezuela from Caracazo Media on Vimeo.

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Comment & Analysis: Gasolinazo Challenges Bolivia’s 'Process of Change' (Emily Achtenberg/NACLA)

[The gasolinazo has opened up a broad debate about Bolivia’s political and economic future, creating new tensions and opportunities for the “process of change.” Whether the MAS government will accept this challenge as a “wake-up call” for a new, more participatory direction remains to be seen.]

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Alborada e-news: March 2011

Alborada e-news: March 2011

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Welcome to the March 2011 Alborada e-news. Our e-news will inform you about our activities, as well as the latest information related to Latin America.

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Comment & Analysis: Military Coups are Good for Canadian Business: The Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (Todd Gordon/The Bullet)

[Recent meetings between Canadian negotiators and their Honduran counterparts to discuss a free trade agreement (FTA) represent an alarming development in the efforts of the Canadian state and multinational corporations to deepen their relations with Honduras following the military coup of June 28, 2009.]

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Comment & Analysis: U.S. Diplomacy and Cuban Dissidence (Salim Lamrani/Znet)

[For half a century, U.S. foreign policy toward Havana, which goal is regime change, has rested on two pillars: drastic economic sanctions that affect all sectors of Cuban society and the organisation and financing of internal opposition.]

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News: Spain Celebrates Latin American Liberation with Bicentenary Films

[Cinematic collaboration presents stories of the greatest colonial rebels to new generation of film-goers.]

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Comment & Analysis: Venezuela and Libya: An Interview with Gregory Wilpert (Venezuela Analysis)

[Venezuelanalysis.com conducted the following interview with Gregory Wilpert. Wilpert is a sociologist, freelance journalist, co-founder of Venezuelanalysis.com, and author of the book, 'Changing Venezuela by Taking Power'.]

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Comment & Analysis: Independence is Another Name for Dignity (Eduardo Galeano/La Jornada)

[Does not Don Simón continue to teach us, a century and a half after his death, that independence is another name for dignity? It is true that the colonial legacy still weighs, and weighs heavily, that it applauds copy and curses creation and admires, as Don Simón denounced, the virtues of the monkey and the parrot.]

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Comment & Analysis: Women at the Forefront of Grassroots Organising in El Salvador (Dahr Jamail/IPS)

[Women are playing a leading role in a powerful social movement addressing natural resource protection, adaptation to climate change, and corporate accountability in this coastal village in El Salvador.]

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