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Berta Cáceres, Presente!  

As tens of thousands flooded Washington, D.C. for the People’s Climate March, they carried the voices of those most at risk for defending the environment: indigenous activists like Berta Cáceres, who was murdered in Honduras last year and whose true killers remain at large.



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Brazil on Strike  

In the face of a far-reaching austerity package being imposed by an unelected government, more than 1 million Brazilian workers took the streets Friday for the country’s first general strike in decades.





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Fidel Without Illusions  

Fidel Castro cloaked himself in protean myths. But learning from his life and the Cuba he governed requires looking past the mythologies to squarely face both the powers arrayed against him and the costs of the decisions he made to confront them.





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Peru’s Rising Democratic Left  

In a country where left politics has been marred by decades of sectarian strife and a devastating civil war, can a new coalition of socialists, feminists, and greens point a more democratic way forward—and win?



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Booked: Our Fellow American Revolutionaries  

In her new book, Our Sister Republics, Caitlin Fitz exhumes a forgotten moment in the history of the Americas, a time when residents of the newly formed United States came to see Latin Americans as partners in a shared revolutionary experiment.







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Chavismo’s Crumbling Economic Foundations  

Targeted use of revenue from commodities can be an immediate and necessary salve against brutal levels of poverty and inequality, but Chavismo’s “extractivist” model has left Venezuela as vulnerable as ever to the whims of the international market.



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Populism and the People  

The central protagonists of Latin America’s profound shift away from the neoliberal policies of the 1980s and ‘90s were not strong leaders but social movements.




Duggan | University of California Press Gardels