Dispatches from Latin America

Experiments Against Neoliberalism

Vijay Prashad, Teo Ballve


LeftWord Books, 2006

376 pages

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From the laboratory of neoliberalism — popularly known as 'globalization' — Latin America has transformed itself into a launching pad for resistance. As globalization began to spread its devastation, robust and thoughtful opposition emerged in response — in the recovered factory movement of Argentina, in the presidential elections of indigenous leaders and radicals like Chavez and Morales, against the privatization of water in Bolivia.

In Dispatches from Latin America, 28 authors report on 11 different countries, together mapping the contemporary political and social terrain. This collection offers us a riveting series of accounts that bring new insight into the region's struggles and victories.

Teo Ballve

TEO BALLVÉ is a North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) editor.

Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian and journalist. Prashad is the author of forty books, including Washington Bullets, Red Star Over the Third World, The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. He is Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, and editor at LeftWord Books. He has appeared in two films – Shadow World (2016) and Two Meetings (2017). Previously, he was the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and a professor of international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, from 1996 to 2017.


A great book. Because there is a prophecy in Latin America that we in Asia and Africa can miserably miss — that of creative rebellion.


The book offers a riveting series of accounts of the struggle and victories in Latin America.

The Statesman

Vijay Prashad's preface underscores the importance of the book as despite the recent spurt of interest, Latin America remains largely unknown to the Indian reader. . . . The book is an essential background reading for those interested in anti-globalisation resistance movements, indigenous politics and the rise of the left in Latin America.

Social Scientist