Our monthly selection of the best articles on Latin America from around the internet.
1) Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest (Manuella Libardi / Democracia Abierta)
democraciaAbierta has seen a PowerPoint presentation that shows that Bolsonaro’s government intends to use hate speech to isolate minorities of the Amazon.
2) The Amazon’s Neocolonial Problem (Daniel Hunt / Brasil Wire)
There is a left argument for Brazilian sovereignty that should never need to be made.
3) ‘Women are the perfect instrument for the neoliberal system’ (Beatriz Sánchez / International Politics and Society)
Former Chilean presidential candidate Beatriz Sánchez on feminism, climate change and left-wing parties in Latin America.
4) The Right Has Power in Latin America, but No Plan (Alexander Main / Jacobin)
Across Latin America, the Right has swept to power. But its achievements pale in comparison to the Pink Tide — and it has no compelling vision for how to address the region’s challenges.
5) Celebrating the Young Lords—Amid Revolution in Puerto Rico (Juan González / The Nation)
We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of New York City’s Young Lords last Friday—and the timing could not have been more apt.
6) Supporting Food Sovereignty as Resistance in Venezuela (Christina Schiavoni / Venezuela Analysis)
Christina Schiavoni looks at several grassroots initiatives that are resisting against the crisis and organizing towards food sovereignty.
7) Western regime-change operatives launch campaign to blame Bolivia’s Evo Morales for Amazon Fires (Wyatt Reed / The Grayzone Project)As Brazil’s Bolsonaro allows elite landowners to incinerate the Amazon, professional regime-change operatives like Jhanisse V. Daza seek to redirect blame for the fires onto the leftist government of Bolivia, whose President Evo Morales faces elections in October.
8) Zapatistas announce major expansion of autonomous territories (Leonidas Oikonomakis / Roar)
In a surprise announcement, the EZLN proclaim the creation of 11 new “caracoles” and autonomous municipalities, significantly expanding the territory under rebel control.
9) A Right-Winger Just Triumphed In Guatemala’s Presidential Election (Travis Waldron / Huffington Post)
President-elect Alejandro Giammattei could follow Guatemala’s current leader in eroding human rights and targeting the country’s democratic institutions.
10) Cholitas: The Women Transforming Bolivia (Redfish)
In the past, Bolivia’s indigenous women were subject to discrimination and banned from public spaces. But today these same women are at the forefront of a process of change in Bolivian society. But how did this come about?
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