Dispatches from Latin America
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.
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.
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.