Comment & Analysis: What’s Going on in Libya? From Latin America to the Arab World (Santiago Alba Rico and Alma Allende/Tlaxcala)

[With any luck, Gaddafi will fall – better today than tomorrow – and Latin America will understand that what is happening right now in the Arab world has to do, not with the Machiavellian plans of the EU and the U.S. (which without a doubt are maneuvering in the shadows), but with the open processes of Our America, that America which belongs to everyone, that of ALBA and dignity, since the beginning of the 1990s, following in the wake of the Cuba of 1958.]

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News: Venezuelan Government Rejects Possible Intervention in Libya

[Following the announcement of sanctions on Libya’s leader Muammar al-Gaddafi by the United Nations (UN) Security Council, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro warned against any possible military intervention in the country. President Chavez, commemorating Venezuela’s “Caracazo” massacre, also condemned violence and called for peace in Libya.]

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Live Music: Calle 13 - Latinoamérica (Festival de Viña 2011)

[Puerto Rico's 'Calle 13' perform their song 'Latinoamérica' alongside members of Chile's 'Inti-Illimani' at the 'Festival de Viña' in Chile.]

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Comment & Analysis: Chile: Where Abortion Isn't An Option (Catalina May/The Guardian)

[Through their hardline stance on abortion, the Catholic church and rightwing politicians in Chile are costing women their lives.]

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Music: Cal Jader's Tropicalista Cumbia mix (Movimientos)

Comment & Analysis: The Bolivarian Revolution: Achievements and Challenges (Samuel Grove & Iselin Asedrotter Stronen/New Left Project)

[In discussion with Samuel Grove, the anthropologist Iselin Asedrotter Stronen explores in detail an extensive range of issues concerning the nature and prospects of Bolivarian Socialism.]

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Alborada e-news: February 2011

Alborada e-news: February 2011

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Welcome to the February 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: Mexico: Don Samuel Ruiz García: From the People, Below and to the Left (Emma Volonté /Upside Down World)

[On January 24, Don Samuel Ruiz Garcia died aged 86. Thousands of people, especially indigenous people from the communities from the most forgotten corner of the country, as the Zapatistas defined it in 1994, have filed past the coffin of the man who was the bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas for forty years (1959-2000).]

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Comment & Analysis: Who Really Benefits From China's Trade with Latin America? (Annie Kelly/The Guardian)

[Beijing's deals with Latin America have reached $100bn, but some doubt the trade boom will have a positive impact on the region's 189 million poor.]

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Comment & Analysis Video: Latin America Conference 2010 (Cuba Solidarity Campaign)

[Latin America 2010, a conference featuring speakers from more than 30 countries, discussing and sharing experiences of developments in the Caribbean and Latin America took place on Saturday 4 December 2010 in London, UK.]

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