Canadian Mining Company Accused of Atrocities in Guatemala: Lawsuit Alleges Killing, Gang Rapes of Indigenous People

By Asad Ismi “Dandy!” said U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower when informed in June 1954 that the CIA had overthrown the elected government of Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala. The U.S. toppled Arbenz for daring to implement land reform and replaced him with a string of military dictators who ensured that life for most Guatemalans would be […]

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 7): Nicaragua benefits from joining Latin American Revolution

By Asad Ismi In July 2009, Nicaragua celebrated 30 years of the Sandinista Revolution led by the socialist Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). In July 1979, the revolution ended 70 years of brutal U.S.-imposed dictatorship. Since 2006, the Sandinistas have been back in power in Nicaragua, with their leader, Daniel Ortega, echoing President Hugo Chavez […]