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Colonialism 2.0 in Latin America and the Caribbean: What Is to be Done?

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on August 9, 2018

Full text of the speech at the International Seminar “Latin America in Dispute”, held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on August 8, 2018.

How do we project an image of the future of the left in these ethereal citizenships produced by Colonialism 2.0, capable of mobilizing through the meowing of a cat but anaesthetized in the face of the death or hunger of millions of human beings, how do we communicate with the young people who have digital culture incorporated into their DNA, how do we communicate with politics so that it is not an abstraction or a yawn?

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Milagro Sala Begins a Hunger Strike after Sudden and Arbitrary Prison Transfer

August 8, 2018

Renowned leader of the Túpac Amaru Community Organization in Jujuy, Milagro Salas, who was convicted on made up embezzlement charges has suddenly been transferred to a Federal Prison in Guemes in the State of Salta Argentina for no reason other than to add a level of punishment to her sentence. Since December 2017, after an international campaign and the approval of the Supreme Court, Salas had been under house arrest.

Salas’s real crime is building a strong grassroots network of indigenous and peasants and implementing housing and social programs to Jujuy’s most impoverished communities.

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Emigration and the Cuban Constitution

By Jesús Arboleya on August 9, 2018

In what marks a before and after in Cuban migration policy, it was announced last week that residents who live abroad will be able to participate in the consultation process regarding the future Constitution of the country.

Since 1978, the Cuban government has promoted meetings with groups of emigrants to discuss issues that concern them specifically. Decisions covering all emigration have also been made, such as the authorization of visits in 1979, or part of it, such as the 2013 immigration reform, which modified the status of migrants as of that date. However, for the first time a decision is made that includes all emigrants without distinction and is related to essential issues of the entire nation, as is the case of the Constitution.

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Puerto Rico: Disaster Capitalism Strikes Again

By Judith Mirkinson on July 3, 2018

Puerto Rican communities left to rebuild on their own

Disaster capitalism? Shock Doctrine? Whatever you want to call it, these terms are used to describe what has happened to countries hit hard by natural disasters. For Haiti, it was the 2010 earthquake. For Puerto Rico, it’s the recent 2017 mega-hurricane Maria. It’s just the latest for countries colonized and neo-colonized for decades.

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