Indigenous woman, holding wiphala flag representing native peoples, joined massive anti-coup protests that erupted across Bolivia last November
Latin America

Bolivian Coup Reflects Long History of US Intervention in Latin America

by Brian Garvey
The right-wing coup in Bolivia that ousted indigenous President Evo Morales in November is threatening to roll back “one of the most successful social projects in modern Latin American history,” according to Stephen Kinzer, award-winning foreign correspondent and author. It is an attack on a country that is attempting to control its own resources, determine its own destiny and build a more egalitarian society. Kinzer and UMass, Boston Prof. Steve Striffler, an expert on US-Latin American solidarity, spoke to more than 50 people at a forum organized by Mass. Peace Action and other groups at the Community Church of Boston December 8th. […]

Immigration detention facility overcrowding
Latin America

No Human Being is Illegal!  Close All Detention Sites!

by Jeanne Gallo

The United States government maintains the largest immigration detention system in the world. This barbaric practice did not begin with Donald Trump, though he has magnified its cruelty to extremes. Over the last four decades, US lawmakers have helped create a multi-billion-dollar industry for the incarceration of immigrants. Forty years ago, this system did not exist. Why are people from Central America seeking asylum here? Their answer: “We are here because you were there.” […]