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The Politics of Redistribution in Argentina in 130 Days
by Michael Cohen
The recent conflict over taxes on agricultural exports in Argentina is rooted in thecountry's 200-year history of taxing agricultural exports to generate revenue for other purposes. Although Argentina has a huge potential for producing food and grains, it is also one of the most unequal countries in the world, with the top 10% of the population receiving about 30 times what the bottom 10% receives.
Danny Glover, Haiti, and the Politics of Revolutionary Cinema in Venezuela
by Nikolas Kozloff
Since the inception of the oil industry in the early 20th century, Venezuela has had strong cultural ties to the United States. President Hugo Chávez, however, has sought to build a cultural nationalism through his own "Bolivarian Cinecittá," seeking to produce films dealing with social empowerment, South American history, and "Venezuelan values."
Getting Personal: Cuéllar and the ILEA Controversy
by Various Authors
A NACLA investigative article published in March on a U.S.-sponsored police academy in El Salvador raised concerns among some human rights activists and U.S. policy analysts. They criticize the article as a "personal attack" against Benjamín Cuéllar, a Salvadoran human rights activist, whose organization offers human rights training course at the academy. The author defends his article, writing that Cuéllar's participation constitutes "the co-optation" of human rights discourse in the service of U.S. interventionism.
Coming Soon: September/October 2008
NAFTA's Road to Ruin: The Decline of the Mexican Social Compact, Part II
This is the second of two Reports on the decline of Mexico's "social compact" that is, the understanding among citizens and the state that they are bound by ties of mutual support and by networks of social solidarity. Part I examined the threat to the social compact posed by the persistence of impunity the practice of Mexican politicians, elites, and other social actors to place themselves above or outside the law.
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