The Latin American Revolution (Part 16): Unbeatable Chavez Wins Re-Election over U.S.-funded Opponent

By Asad Ismi On October 7, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s incumbent socialist President, won his third consecutive presidential election in a major victory for the Latin American Revolution. Chavez made clear in his victory speech that “Venezuela will never return to neoliberalism and will continue in the transition to socialism of the 21st century.” This ensures […]

The Latin American Revolution (Part 11): Latin American Countries Deepen Integration, Defy the U.S.

By Asad Ismi On December 3-4, 2011, a historic meeting of all 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries took place in Caracas, Venezuela. It was a gathering that significantly advanced the Latin American Revolution. The Presidents of these nations assembled to inaugurate a new regional organization called The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States […]

The Latin American Revolution (Part 9): Argentina Was Rescued from Neoliberalism by Néstor Kirchner

By Asad Ismi At the end of October, Argentina lost its economic saviour who made the country part of the Latin American Revolution. Néstor Kirchner, former President of Argentina and husband of the current President, Cristina Fernandez-Kirchner, died on October 27 from a heart attack. He was 60. While serving as President from May 2003 […]

The Latin American Revolution (Part 6)–(2nd article about integration): Public Health Care Planned for All of Latin America

By Asad Ismi [Editor’s Note: The first half of this article, which is about Latin American integration, was published in the June Monitor. It dealt with the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), the Bank of the South, and PetroAmerica, the petroleum company of the South.] “This new phase of integration between our nations and […]