Comment & Analysis: The Bolivian Road to Socialism (Mike Geddes/Red Pepper)

[We can learn from the Bolivian experiences of working in and against the state.]

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Comment & Analysis: Wikileaks and Latin America: Same Old Imperious U.S. Diplomats (Nikolas Kozloff/COHA)

[As more and more documents become available from Wikileaks, the public has gotten a novel and close up view of U.S. diplomats and their operations abroad. When reviewing heretofore secret documents dealing with Latin America, the picture that emerges isn’t too flattering.]

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Comment & Analysis: The Story of Che Guevara: An Interview with Lucía Alvarez de Toledo (Roberto Navarrete/Alborada.net)

[Lucía Alvarez de Toledo is the author of 'The Story of Che Guevara', a new biography about Che Guevara. Born in Buenos Aires, she has been researching Che Guevara’s life for the past fifteen years and has read everything that has been written by and about Guevara in four languages. Alborada.net talked to Lucía to find out more about her new book.]

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Comment & Analysis: Certified Right-Wing Extremists Set to Take Control of US House Foreign Affairs Panels (Alexander Main/Common Dreams)

[As a result of the Nov. 2 elections in the US, right-wing extremists are poised to re-set the legislative agenda on Latin America in the House of Representatives.]

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Music Video: Petrona Martinez - La Vida Vale La Pena

[Afro-Colombian singer Petrona Martinez performs 'La Vida Vale La Pena']

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News: Colombian Police 'Training' Honduras Forces

[Honduras' special investigation services (DNSEI) announced Friday that Colombian police are only in the country to train their Honduran counterparts, and are not participating in any operations, reports El Heraldo.]

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Alborada e-news: November 2010

Alborada e-news: November 2010

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Welcome to the November 2010 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 Video: Community Activist Joel Linares on 1989 'Caracazo' Uprising Against Neoliberalism in Venezuela

[Venezuelan grassroots community activist Joel Linares explains the origins and effects of the February 27th 1989 'Caracazo' uprising against neoliberalism in Venezuela. While the official figure of those killed by the Venezuelan army during 'El Caracazo' is 276, other independent estimates put the figure at closer to 3,000. This is an excerpt taken from the independent documentary 'Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela' (Alborada Films, 2009).]

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Comment & Analysis: It's The Politics, Stupid: Why Aid Isn't The Answer in Honduras (Jonathan Glennie/The Guardian)

[Ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was improving the lives of the poor when he was the victim of a coup. Political reform, rather than aid, is the key to development.]

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Book Review: Dancing with Dynamite: The Future of Latin America’s Leftist Movements, by Benjamin Dangl

[The examples Dangl puts forth in Dancing with Dynamite of popular politicians and movement leaders essentially selling out and going soft time after time is a somewhat depressing drumbeat. But he sees the rise of leftist, popular governments in Latin America overall as a promising and unstoppable trend wherein the path may not be straight but will ultimately lead to greater democracy and human dignity.]

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