Chavez’s cheerleaders: parasites on US impotence
Far from doing battle with US imperial hegemony, Hugo Chavez and his Western fans merely danced on the grave of America’s withered global clout.
|Thursday 11 October 2012|
Venezuela: the left’s heart in a heartless world
The Western left’s bizarre love affair with the Bonapartist Hugo Chavez speaks volumes about its intellectual disarray and desperation.
|Tuesday 21 February 2012|
The Penn is mightier than the sword
Argentina's use of Sean Penn to goad Britain over the Falklands confirms the terrifying power of celebrity today.
|Monday 7 November 2011|
Let’s hear it for South America’s new highway
Why has a road that fulfils the dream of joining the Pacific and Atlantic coasts attracted scorn in the West?
|Wednesday 13 October 2010|
Chile: solidarity wins out over psychobabble
The 33 miners have not only had to endure seclusion, but also the mean-spiritedness, censorship and disdain of the therapy industry.
|Tuesday 12 October 2010|
Don’t give him the Nobel – he’s right-wing!
Swedish leftists are outraged that Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize for literature, because he isn’t ‘one of us’.
|Wednesday 1 September 2010|
This is a story of resilience, not despair
Why was the mental-health lobby so quick to diagnose depression in the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground?
|Tuesday 2 March 2010|
How to save humanity from nature’s whims
The differences between the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes show why we need real development in the Third World.
|Tuesday 28 April 2009|
The day I was tested for swine flu
Tessa Mayes reports from Mexico City on what it's like to fall ill in the world capital of the new influenza strain.
|Tuesday 10 June 2008|
Trapped in a prison of underdevelopment
High infant mortality, crippling disease, grinding poverty: this is tribal life, as celebrated by Survival International.
|Tuesday 26 February 2008|
Castro’s Cuba: made in America
Fidel Castro was a by-product of the Cold War, his regime more the creation of external pressures than of any internal ideology.
|Monday 18 June 2007|
How the left is living off Latin America
John Pilger's new film rightly slates US intervention - but its fawning over Chavez substitutes fantasy for political analysis.
|Wednesday 13 December 2006|
Pinochet: the Ghost of Politics Past
He's dead and buried, along with his era. Time to get over it and move on.
|Thursday 17 August 2006|
What will follow Fidel?
When Castro fell ill there was a fevered debate about what will happen to Cuba when he dies. In fact, much ‘transition’ has already occurred.
|Tuesday 9 May 2006|
Bolivia: ‘nationalisation’ isn’t what it seems
Latin America is afflicted by the same loss of meaning in political life as we in the West are.
|Friday 18 November 2005|
Latin America rising?
Westerners' talk of a Latin American 'revolution' replaces political analysis with pure fantasy.
|Wednesday 27 July 2005|
Does CNN still rule the waves?
New international channels like Venezuela's Telesur claim to be a counter-hegemonic force.
|Thursday 19 August 2004|
Inflating the oil crisis
What's behind the hike in prices?
|Wednesday 18 August 2004|
Chavez: the man and the myth
The Venezuelan president is not the revolutionary his Western admirers imagine him to be.