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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News: Argentina's Former Dictator Jorge Videla Given Life Sentence

[Head of military junta that took power in 1976 convicted for deaths of 31 prisoners, in trial of several officials from regime.]

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Music Video: Cibelle - Sapato Azul

[UK-based Brazilian singer/songwriter Cibelle performs her song 'Sapato Azul'.]

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Comment & Analysis: WikiLeaks' Lesson on Haiti (Mark Weisbrot/The Guardian)

[What the US embassy cables reveal about Washington's malign influence should make Latin American nations quit the UN force.]

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