Comment & Analysis Audio: What's Behind New Venezuelan Laws? Interview with James Suggett (Michael Fox/Venezuelanalysis)

[Audio Interview with Venezuelanalysis staff writer James Suggett about the recent laws passed by Venezuela's National Assembly, including President Hugo Chavez's new law decree power. (14 mins, 50 secs)]

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Comment & Analysis: Indigenous Insight: An Interview with Peruvian Activist Hugo Blanco (Victor Figueroa-Clark/Red Pepper)

[An interview with Hugo Blanco, an ecosocialist and indigenous activist from Peru.]

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Comment & Analysis: Afro-Colombian Farmers on Displacement and Resistance (Jake Hess/Upside Down World)

[Five years after the alleged demobilisation of army-backed paramilitaries in Colombia, violence and human rights abuses remain widespread in the countryside, displaced Afro-Colombian farmers and community leaders Juan Sanchez and Roberto Guzman say.]

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Comment & Analysis: Dilma Rousseff Must Deliver Media Democracy in Brazil (Enrico Tortolano/Tribune)

[There is a growing media democracy movement in Brazil and the new administration needs to facilitate this process.]

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Music Video: Danay - Lagrimas de Soledad

[Cuban singer Danay Suarez performs her song 'Lagrimas de Soledad'.]

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Comment & Analysis: South America Shows Unity in Support of Palestinian Statehood (Marcela Valente/IPS)

[With the string of announcements in South America of recognition of a Palestinian state last month, the region's integration process showed a new interest in and capacity to reach common positions in the realm of foreign policy.]

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Comment & Analysis Video: The Tyranny of Soy Agribusiness in Paraguay (Ben Dangl/The Real News)

[Since being elected in 2008, the 'Red Bishop' Fernando Lugo has been unable, or unwilling, to deliver on promises made to the landless farmers who got him to power in the first place.]

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Comment & Analysis: The Legacy of the Nueva Canción: An Interview with Patricio Manns (Ramona Wadi/Upside Down World)

[The Nueva Canción was the revolutionary song of Chile and other Latin American countries, and its strength lay in its loyalty to the people and delivery of its political message and social change. Today, Nueva Canción artists are of a lesser number. Patricio Manns, Chilean poet, author, singer and songwriter is one of the few whose work is a testimony to history.]

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