Author: Teo BallveVijay Prashad/Publisher: LeftWordYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 375ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187496576
From the laboratory of neoliberalism-popularly known as “globalization”-Latin America has transformed itself into a launching pad for resistance. As globalization began to spread its devastation, robust and thoughtful opposition emerged in response-in the recovered factory movement of Argentina, in the presidential elections of indigenous leaders and radicals like Chavez and Morales, against the privatization of water in Bolivia. Across Latin America, people have built social movements that are starting to take back control of their countries and their lives. In Dispatches From Latin America, 28 authors report on 11 different countries from Mexico to Argentina, together mapping the contemporary political and social terrain. This collection offers us a riveting series of accounts that bring new insight into the region’s struggles and victories. With shrewd analysis rendered in accessible language, Dispatches lays plain the complex and vitally important conditions unfolding in 21st-century Latin America.
MAPS OF MEXICO, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAPREFACEThe South Also Exists: An Indian Glance at Latin AmericaINTRODUCTIONFrom Resistance to Offensive: NACLA and Latin America OPENINGSStrategic Challenges for Latin America’s Anti-Neoliberal InsurgencyLatin American Feminism: Gains, Losses and Hard timesThe Making of Transnational MovementTimely Demise for Free Area of the AmericasA NEW LEFT RISING?Chavistas in the Halls of Power, Chavistas in the StreetsVenezuela: Defying Globalization’s LogicIs Venezuela the New Cuba?Paraguay’s Enigmatic PresidentBrazil Takes Lula’s MeasureThe Uruguayan Left and the Construction of HegemonyEvo Morales Turns the Tide of History INDIGENOUS MOVEMENTSThe Roots of the Rebellion: Insurgent Bolivia The Roots of the Rebellion: Reclaiming the Nation A Seat at the TableA Sense of Possibility: Ecuador’s Indigenous Movement Takes Center StageAutonomy and Resistance in ChipasZapatismo and the Emergence of Indigenous FeminismIncas, Indios and Indigenism in PeruBeset by Violence,Colombia’s Indigenous ResistRethinking Indigenous Politics in the Era of the -Indio PermitidoGRASSING THE ROOTSBrazil’s Landless Hold Their GroundTestimony of an MST Settler: Romilda da Silva Vargas Homeless Movement Builds MomentumMaking a People’s Budget in Porto AlegreMultinational Gold Rush in GuatemalaStories form the BorderlandWorker-Run Factories: From Survival to Economic SolidarityAnother World is Possible: The Ceramics of ZanonACKNOWLEDGEMENTSINDEX