September 16, 2021 (6pm CET)
Since the Monroe doctrine, the United States has tried to keep South America as its own “backyard”, which has required a non-stop policy of military and economic interventions. However, resistance has grown from the 1990s throughout the last decade in Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and elsewhere. After many years of advances by the left, there is currently a counter-offensive by the Latin American right-wing, with Washington’s support.
Can the United States regain its influence in the hemisphere?
Is regime change still a viable option for US policy in places like Venezuela?
Where is people’s resistance growing – the indigenous populations of the Amazon, and social movements confronting assaults against human rights around gender and race particularly.
How can the progressive sector reunite on the political scene?
Paolo Stefanoni (Nueva Sociedad)
Maristella Svampa (Argentinian researcher and social activist)