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Dispatches from Latin America - Experiments Against Neoliberalism
Dispatches from Latin America - Experiments Against Neoliberalism

Dispatches from Latin America - Experiments Against Neoliberalism

by Teo Ballve

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Language

English

Publisher

LeftWord

ISBN

8187496576 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 375

Binding

Paperback

Teo Ballve

Author: Teo Ballve
Vijay Prashad/
Publisher: LeftWord
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 375
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187496576

Description

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.

Contents

MAPS OF MEXICO, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

PREFACE
The South Also Exists: An Indian Glance at Latin America

INTRODUCTION
From Resistance to Offensive: NACLA and Latin America

OPENINGS
Strategic Challenges for Latin America’s Anti-Neoliberal Insurgency
Latin American Feminism: Gains, Losses and Hard times
The Making of Transnational Movement
Timely Demise for Free Area of the Americas

A NEW LEFT RISING?
Chavistas in the Halls of Power, Chavistas in the Streets
Venezuela: Defying Globalization’s Logic
Is Venezuela the New Cuba?
Paraguay’s Enigmatic President
Brazil Takes Lula’s Measure
The Uruguayan Left and the Construction of Hegemony
Evo Morales Turns the Tide of History

INDIGENOUS MOVEMENTS
The Roots of the Rebellion: Insurgent Bolivia
The Roots of the Rebellion: Reclaiming the Nation
A Seat at the Table
A Sense of Possibility: Ecuador’s Indigenous Movement Takes Center Stage
Autonomy and Resistance in Chipas
Zapatismo and the Emergence of Indigenous Feminism
Incas, Indios and Indigenism in Peru
Beset by Violence,Colombia’s Indigenous Resist
Rethinking Indigenous Politics in the Era of the -Indio Permitido

GRASSING THE ROOTS
Brazil’s Landless Hold Their Ground
Testimony of an MST Settler: Romilda da Silva Vargas
Homeless Movement Builds Momentum
Making a People’s Budget in Porto Alegre
Multinational Gold Rush in Guatemala
Stories form the Borderland
Worker-Run Factories: From Survival to Economic Solidarity
Another World is Possible: The Ceramics of Zanon

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INDEX

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