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Neo-liberal Restoration at the Barrel of a Gun

Some characteristics of the contemporary phase of global neo-liberalism in light of the recent coup organised by the extreme right-wing forces in Bolivia against the leftist President Evo Morales in 2019 are examined. Despite having minuscule popular support, the backing of the armed forces and United States imperialism emboldened the post-coup government to aggressively restore neo-liberal policies in an unabashedly dictatorial fashion. The coup in Bolivia becomes a paradigmatic case that highlights how neo-liberalism as a political–economic doctrine continues to articulate with racism and religious fundamentalism to establish and maintain its dominance.

If You Want Change, Look to the Youth: Lessons for Chile's Struggle Against Inequality

Thirty years after the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, Chile is in the middle of an economic and political crisis, the roots of which can be found in the neo-liberal model initiated by the Pinochet regime.

India's Trade Outreach Needs to Pivot Towards Latin America

While Narendra Modi and the BJP government have been eager to project Indian power across the globe, trade potential with Latin America remains unfulfilled.

Is the ‘Pink Tide’ Ebbing?

Starting from Hugo Chávez’s electoral victory in 1998 to the resounding victory of the Bolivian indigenous leader Evo Morales in 2006, a sequence of leftist governments with explicitly anti-neo-liberal programmes rose to power in various regions of Latin America. But a little more than a decade later, there are indications that the “pink tide” is beginning to ebb. In Argentina, the centre-right is in power, ending 12 years of left rule. Even in Venezuela and Brazil, recent trends point towards an unmistakable resurgence of right-wing forces. How does one interpret these changes? Does the current crisis mark the end of the Latin American left? While seeking to answer some of these questions, an understanding of the achievements and limitations of the “left turn” in Latin American politics is presented.

Rethinking India's International Economic Diplomacy

Some first rough thoughts to provide a context for and to make a case for the pursuit of a clear coherent and consistent international economic policy by India's policy-makers.

Calcutta Diary

It is not any extraordinary development that the US government has of late decided to go public with its choice of heads of states and prime ministers of countries located in different continents. The Palestinians have been told in no uncertain terms that, no fooling, should they want a state of their own, they must ditch Yasser Arafat as their leader and choose one more to the liking of the United States.

Unemployed Workers' Movement in Argentina

The development of the mass urban unemployed workers' movement in Argentina challenges the assumption of the atomised impotent urban poor, a case worth exploring for its innovative features and its explosive possibilities for the rest of Latin America.
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