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Corporations, agro-fuels and GM seeds

Friday, 23 November 2007, 2:20 pm | Tortilla con Sal

The wave of bio-fuels continues to advance, not because it is good for the environment or offers some solution to global climate change - de facto it will worsen it - but rather because the most powerful industries on the planet see it as a source of juicy ... More >>

Losing in Afghanistan - three sorrowful tigers

Monday, 8 October 2007, 11:52 pm | Tortilla con Sal

The Bush administration has asked for US$198bn to keep the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan going through 2008. Not for reconstruction , nor to promote democratic institutions, nor, as they have been saying in their Orwell-speak until now, to strengthen security, ... More >>

Brazil as a problem

Tuesday, 4 September 2007, 11:41 am | Tortilla con Sal

In recent days, two prestigious left wing economists coincided in pointing the finger at the government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for its responsibility in holding up the launch of Bancosur (Bank of the South). In doing so they uncovered the fact ... More >>

Lula the engima

Monday, 3 September 2007, 12:18 am | Tortilla con Sal

The long interview given by Brazilian President Lula to the Sao Paulo O Estado newspaper on August 26th shows the enigma, the contradiction he and his government represent, in all its dimensions. Whether they agree with the government, or radically criticise ... More >>

African countries and varieties of corruption

Friday, 29 June 2007, 2:33 pm | Tortilla con Sal

Ever since they were first promoted by the industrialized nations and international bodies, much analysis of the spread of neoliberal economic policies has tended to focus on the fact that these countries and international bodies limit themselves ... More >>

Laboratory rats: Palestinians of Gaza

Monday, 18 June 2007, 1:56 pm | Tortilla con Sal

Laboratory rats: Palestinians of Gaza and our contemporary Josef Mengeles by Agustin Velloso Translation by Tortilla con Sal More >>

BancoSur Should Finance A Socialist Economy

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 11:03 am | Tortilla con Sal

The Bank of the South is already a reality. Enthusiasts say it is another integrationist project under way in Latin America. But others are more sceptical and say that the Bank could just turn into a "tit" to feed Latin America's major capital interests. More >>

Bolivia: Nationalization On Its Knees

Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 12:22 am | Tortilla con Sal

Sometimes the efforts of oppressed peoples to liberate themselves from imperial subjugation are confronted by direct, brutal violence like that used by the CIA to overthrow Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954 and Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973 or else ... More >>

Colombia: All About The "Para-Politics" Scandal

Friday, 9 March 2007, 2:48 pm | Tortilla con Sal

The scandal Colombia is living through has undergone such accelerated development in the last weeks that few people really understand what is going on. offers you all the clues you need so as to be up to date. More >>

Rebelion: The Artful Fitting-Up Of Fredy Muñoz

Friday, 1 December 2006, 4:31 pm | Tortilla con Sal

"Make invisible" seems to be the slogan. So no one gets to know what's going on in Latin America, that way they can stigmatize social movements, cover up the most outrageous repression as public safety, forget the millions and millions of excluded people ... More >>

Systemic Corruption & Elections In The "New Style"

Monday, 27 November 2006, 5:24 pm | Tortilla con Sal

The recent electoral processes in Latin America and specifically in Ecuador cannot be understood in isolation from external determining factors, like those stemming from the invisible instances of international financial capital, the so called Washington ... More >>

Octavio Rodríguez Araujo: Mexico In Crisis

Monday, 20 November 2006, 3:32 pm | Tortilla con Sal

One of the aspects that characterizes Mexico's crisis today is the State and its system of public administration, not because the State is not fulfilling its class nature but because in doing so via the logic of globalization it is leading the country ... More >>