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Ben Dangl

Benjamin Dangl has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America, covering social movements and politics in the region for over a decade. He is the author of the books Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America, and The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia. Dangl is currently a doctoral candidate in Latin American History at McGill University, and edits UpsideDownWorld.org, a website on activism and politics in Latin America, and TowardFreedom.com, a progressive perspective on world events.

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Much of the violence around the world today can be linked back to U.S. imperial adventures abroad.
An interview with Felix Cardenas Aguilar, Bolivia’s Vice Minister of Decolonization.
How a concentration of wealth and political power undermines democracy
Morales was likely to win in part because of the success of his administration in lifting people out of poverty, empowering marginalized sectors of society with funding to school children, mothers and the elderly, and building new infrastructure and public works projects.
In December of last year, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize and regulate the cultivation, sale, distribution and use of marijuana.
As Washington supports Israel’s violence, Latin American heads of state have stood up against the offensive, acting as moral leaders for the hemisphere, and demonstrating their independence from the historically-hegemonic empire to the north.