Category Archives: Poverty

Around Latin America

-Student protests continue and are escalating in Chile, where dozens were injured in clashes with police. Additionally, 139 students who had occupied buildings were violently arrested Thursday. The arrests have not brought an end to the protests, however, as students occupied another … Continue reading

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Today in “Insensitive Comments about the Poor” – Argentina Edition

Oscar de Allende, a government official in the Córdoba state government in Argentina, lost his job after suggesting   Córdoba solve its pigeon overpopulation problem by feeding the pigeons to impoverished children. There are many positive ways to come up with constructive programs to … Continue reading

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Around Latin America [2]

Given the eventful and busy week and light blogging, this is the second update on news stories from around Latin America today. (You can read the first one from earlier today here.) -The Dominican Republic held elections this weekend, with Danilo … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Carlos Fuentes, the world-renowned Mexican author and intellectual, passed away yesterday at the age of 83. If you haven’t read  The Death of Artemio Cruz, Terra Nostra, or Where the Air is Clear, do yourself a favor and go do it now. -Brazilian President … Continue reading

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Student Protests and Pinochet’s Will: Public and Private Memory of Neoliberalism

On Wednesday, April 25, two important and interrelated events occurred in Chile: the former dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte’s revised last will and testament was opened, and around 60,000 students marched in protest of the economical and social disadvantages ingrained in … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Brazilian military police forcefully removed around 300 families from a camping site in Minas Gerais this weekend (photos available here). Members of the Movimento da Luta nos Bairros, Vilas e Favelas (“Movement for Struggle in Neighborhoods, Boroughs and Favelas”; MLB) had created … Continue reading

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Land Struggles in Brazil

A couple of stories worth highlighting regarding the issue of land use and struggle over access to land in Brazil. First, a new report from rights watchdog Catholic Land Pastoral has said that, while 2011 saw an increase in the … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Class and Classism in the Americas, Land Reform, Peasant Movements, Poverty