Public event: Brazil’s crisis – what does it mean for the global left?
Red Pepper, the Latin American Bureau and Practical Action Publishing host an evening of discussion on the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and the future of the left in Brazil

From Greece to Brazil: the challenge of forging a socialist alternative
Sue Branford introduces a debate on the fate of Brazil’s Workers’ Party by drawing some parallels with today's Syriza

Maduro and the market
With the recent plunge in oil prices and radicalised opposition forces, can President Maduro keep the Bolivarian revolution on track? Steve Ellner writes

From Ireland to Bolivia, there’s something in the water
Fifteen years on from Bolivia’s ‘water war’, Thomas McDonagh looks at the developing parallels between those dramatic events and the current Irish battle over domestic water charges

Clandestine no more
Right-to-choose campaigners Patsili Toledo and Lieta Vivaldi report on the struggle to legalise abortion in Chile

Pinochet’s press gang
Want to know how much media ownership matters? Just look at Chile. Nick MacWilliam reports on a probing documentary into the El Mercurio media group

Smoke, mirrors and murder in Mexico
The disappearance and killing of student protesters, with the involvement of federal police, has brought human rights to the fore in Mexico, write Ella McPherson and Mónica Moreno Figueroa

Vulture court
Tim Jones explains why a US court ruling has forced Argentina into a debt default

A strong challenge for Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections?
Tom Gatehouse offers a realistic assessment of environmentalist Marina Silva’s policies and ambition

Bolivia shows us that another world is possible
After centuries of subjugation, Bolivia's indigenous peoples are leading the way on sustainability and equality, writes Joe Turnball

Belo Horizonte: Culture brews from below
A thriving alternative scene occupies buildings and streets in one of Brazil’s largest cities. Tom Gatehouse takes us on a tour

Is Venezuela burning? A debate
As anti-government protests continue in Venezuela, Mike Gonzalez argues that only a deepening of the Bolivarian revolution can save it. Below, Federico Fuentes responds

Chile’s fractured social movement
Protests for better healthcare on an archipelago off the coast of Chile demonstrate the successes of local mobilisations, but also the failures of the larger social movement, write Rosalind Adams and Charlotte Sexauer

Allende’s socialist internet
Leigh Phillips tells the story of Cybersyn, Chile’s experiment in non-centralised economic planning which was cut short by the 1973 coup

Chile: The first dictatorship of globalisation
When General Pinochet overthrew Salvador Allende’s left-wing government in Chile, Mike Gatehouse was among the thousands of activists arrested. On the 40th anniversary of the coup he describes the hope and then the horror of the time

Ructions in Rio
The scale of the protests rocking Brazil took everyone by surprise - even the demonstrators themselves. Sue Branford and Hilary Wainwright investigate where they came from and where are they going

Brazil: The giant has awoken
Matthew Richmond writes on Brazil's growing mass movement

Rio’s iron heel
As host of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, the Brazilian government is trying to ‘pacify’ the gangs in Rio’s favelas. But, Mike Davis reports, the needs of the favelados have taken a back seat

Venezuela: Different priorities
Jeffrey R Webber looks at the myths and the realities of the late Hugo Chávez’s impact on Venezuela, and considers the challenges ahead

Venezuela: The revolution begins today
The death of Hugo Chávez is a fundamental test for the Boliviarian Revolution, writes Uruguayan anthropologist Daniel Chavez

Hugo Chávez: A giant has left us
As the forces of reaction get ready to step up their offensive while trying their best to conceal their delight at Chávez’s death, Pablo Navarrete remembers his true legacy

Cherán: the secession of a Mexican village
Mike Aiken reports from the mountain community of Cherán which in 2011 responded to government inaction over illegal logging by setting up barricades and establishing their own autonomous local democracy

That Cuba feeling
Fifty years ago this month the world came close to nuclear Armageddon. Paul Anderson looks back at the Cuban missile crisis and anti-nuclear campaigning since

Paraguay: A well-rehearsed coup
Francisco Dominguez examines the background to the overthrow of the legitimate president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, and calls for the restoration of democratic rule

Argentina: Que se vayan todos! – They all must go!
Francesca Fiorentini looks back at the social movements that emerged from Argentina’s debt crisis a decade ago and asks what we can learn for today’s struggles

Venezuela’s hip-hop revolutionaries
Jody McIntyre and Pablo Navarrete report on Venezuela’s Hip Hop Revolución movement

Cuba and the ‘updating of socialism’
Stephen Wilkinson asks what transforming Cuba’s economy will mean. Below, Sandra Lewis responds

Back to Rio
Sue Branford looks at Brazil’s unsustainable development – and the potential for a new direction

Chile’s winter awakening
As student protests continue to rock Chile's neoliberal consensus, Roberto Navarrete sets the revolt in context

Youth rises against bloodshed in Mexico, armed with poetry and art
Maria Felix and Siobhan McGuirk report on the growing protest backlash against the war on drugs in Mexico.