Correa’s Re-election Solidifies Socialist State in Ecuador: Ecuador’s Indigenous Groups Oppose Mining Firms’ Incursions

By Asad Ismi The Latin American Revolution scored another victory on February 17 when Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s socialist leader, won his third successive election as President. Correa amassed close to 58% of the vote, leaving his closest rival 34 percentage points behind. Alianza Pais, Correa’s political party, also won two-thirds of the seats in Ecuador’s […]

Canadian company linked to the Right-Wing Coup in Paraguay: Lugo’s Left-Wing Policies Made Him U.S. Target for Ouster

By Asad Ismi On July 22, one month after being ousted from power in a parliamentary coup, Paraguay’s leftist President Fernando Lugo publicly linked his removal to the interests of a Canadian mining company when he stated: “Those who pushed for the coup are those who want to solidify the negotiations with the multinational Rio […]

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 8): Former Guerrilla Fighter Rousseff Elected President of Brazil: New President Pledges to Continue Lula’s Progressive Policies

By Asad Ismi Brazilians elected Dilma Rousseff the country’s first woman President on October 31. Rousseff, 63, was the Chief of Staff of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the very popular incumbent President and leader of the social democratic Workers’ Party, who had been in power since 2003. Having been elected twice (the legal limit […]