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The International Monetary Fund Flexes Its Muscles in Latin America

By Commentaries/Opinions

Thanks to the IMF, the pockets of the forgotten from Argentina to Mexico will suffer so that finance is left intact. By Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute — On December 1, Mexico will have a new president—Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He will take over the presidency from the lackluster Enrique Peña Nieto, whose administration is marinated in corruption. Peña Nieto’s legal office has already asked the Supreme Court to shield his…

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Honduran troops deploy in San Pedro Sula during the inauguration of Juan Orlando Hernández in January.

Why are so many people fleeing Honduras?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Jackie McVicar, America Magazine — Though thousands of Hondurans left in recent weeks to form the main party of the so-called migrant caravan now making its way to the United States through Mexico, on a typical day hundreds of people leave Honduras, caravan or not. And as those hundreds depart, scores of others are returned after deportation from the United States. Many deportees will try their luck again. “We are living in calamity,…

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Image is taken from the cover of Gerald Horne’s, The Counter-Revolution of 1776 (NYU press, 2014)

The Texas Counter-Revolution of 1836

By Reparations

The revolt of the Anglo colonists was more than an independence movement—it was, in word and deed, a counter-revolution against the advancing trend of human liberation that was sweeping the world. Richard D. Vogel, Monthly Review Online — The author wishes to acknowledge the insight provided by of the works of Gerald Horne, especially The Counter-Revolution of 1776, in the development of this thesis. The official history of the Texas Revolution…

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Garifuna Coalition USA

New York-based Group to Celebrate Garifuna Heritage

By News & Current Affairs

The month-long celebrations will give the people in New York City a chance to recognize and appreciate Garifuna history and traditions. The New York City-based Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc, is marking the month of May as the Garifuna-America heritage month, to commemorate the 221st anniversary of the forced displacement of the Garifuna people by the British from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines on March 11th, 1797, and their settlement…

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The secret lives of Afro-Mexicans in America

The Secret Lives of Afro-Mexicans in America

By Commentaries/Opinions

Walter Thompson-Hernández, Splinter —  Like most Mexican immigrants in Santa Ana, California, the Cisneros family frequently participates in cultural and ethnic celebrations that remind them of the lives they once led in Cuanjinicuilapa, Guerrero—a small, quaint town in southern Mexico. Their home is adorned with ornaments they have accumulated over the years, from Mexican calendars to small trinkets, each wall lined with nostalgic portraits of quinceañeras, weddings, and other family celebrations….

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