Latin America & the Caribbean

Title 8

Title 42 ends today at midnight, but the United States-led war on refugees will continue, as the policies that are replacing Title 42 are in many ways, much worse, writes Tamara Pearson.

Solidarity with Cuba

This year’s May Day celebration in Cuba was interrupted by severe storms that knocked out electricity in much of the country, but this didn't dampen the spirits of more than 150 activists from the United States visiting on a solidarity delegation, reports Walter Smolarek.

Harry Belafonte

The remarkable and outstanding Harry Belafonte died on April 25 at the age of 96. He lived a full life as a political activist and encouraged young people to be more angry and rebellious, writes Malik Miah.

Chile lithium

Chilean president Gabriel Boric has announced his plan to nationalise the country’s lithium industry to boost the economy and protect the environment, reports People's Dispatch.

Cuba cruise ships

The world’s top four cruise companies have recently lodged appeals against a December 2022 decision by a United States federal judge who held them financially liable for nearly US$451 million for using docks nationalised in the Cuban Revolution, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

British Empire

Richard Gott's 2011 book focuses on the revolutionaries and rebels who stood up to the British Empire. Alex Salmon reviews.

The Australian government should re-consider its confused policy towards Venezuela and once again recognise the elected government of President Nicolas Maduro, writes Chris Slee.

Erol Josué

As a houngan (male priest in Haitian voodoo), Haitian recording and performing artist Erol Josué is a healer. He spoke following the release of his new album, Pelerinaj (Pilgrimage).

Cuba flag

Probably because it doesn’t fit into their narrative of Cuba as a dictatorship, almost no mainstream media covered the recent elections in Cuba, reports Excluded Headlines.

Public housing in Chile

Miguel Lawner — architect and former political prisoner — speaks to Taroa Zúñiga Silva about how Salvador Allende’s government improved the lives of Chileans in its first year.

Map

Peoples Dispatch / Globetrotter News Service reports that the leaders of 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries took part in a virtual summit against inflation, on April 5, called by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).

Lula da Silva and Alberto Fernández

The governments of Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva have officially rejoined the Union of South American Nations, reports Peoples Dispatch/Globetrotter News Service.