Aló Presidente

Commentary Aló Presidente Hugo Chávez and populist leadership Martin marinos If capitalism resists, we are obliged to take up a battle against capitalism and open the way for the salvation of the human species. It’s up to us, raising the banners of Christ, Mohammed, equality, love, justice, humanity, the true and most profound humanism. If […]

Dictators and democrats in Latin America

Commentary Dictators and democrats in Latin America But can the poor tell the difference? Madeleine davis The recent Chilean Supreme Court decision to strip General Augusto Pinochet of his self-granted immunity from criminal prosecution has been widely welcomed, not only because it keeps alive the possibility that Pinochet, having escaped Spanish justice, may yet face […]

The World Social Forum in Chávez’s Venezuela; The Critical Legacies of Manfredo Tafuri, Columbia University, New York, 20–21 April 2006

News The World Social Forum in Chávez’s Venezuela Earlier this year I was appointed delegate from the Stop the War Coalition to the World Social Forum (WSF) in Caracas. This was a not just a chance to get a feel for the Bolivarian revolution, but also to see what would happen when the ʻmovement for […]

Fear of heights

Commentary Fear of heights Bolivia’s constituent process Jon Beasley-murray La Paz is the world’s highest capital city, at 3,636 metres above sea level. So it is all the more surprising that to get there, you have to descend: it is located in what the locals call a hueco, a hole or a hollow. When I […]