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Latin America Rising

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An invitation from the South: Social movements and elected leaders are turning Latin America around.

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YES Magazine Latin American Democracy Issue 42 Issue 42 Focus on Latin America
Theme Guide:
Latin America

New Visions
Solving today's big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.

Democracy Rising
Through election upsets, worker co-ops, free health care, blockaded streets, and occupied factories, the people of the Americas are recreating their world.
by Nadia Martinez
Politics & Sex in Chile
The rise of a woman president is taking the lid off the private lives of Chileans.
by Marcelo Mendoza

Horizontalidad:
Where Everyone Leads

Argentina’s workers took over factories, citizens took over the streets—no one seemed to miss having a boss.
by Marina Sitrin


U.S. Role Turned
Upside Down

5 ways U.S. economic, military, and covert influence is waning.
by Sarah Anderson, Jeremy Orhan Simer, Eva Golinger



World & Community
New models that foster justice, real prosperity, and sustain the Earth's living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

8 Hotspots of Progress
Mapping the social movements, new leaders, and cross-border alliances that are transforming South America.
Health Care for All
Love, Cuba

Why is Cuba exporting its health care miracle to the world’s poor?
by Sarah van Gelder

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Meningitis B: Cuba's Got the Vaccine —Why Don't We?

In Their Own Words

In a Cooperative Mood
Venezuela puts poor people in charge of their livelihoods and turns the jobless into co-op owners.
by Michael Fox


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Baptists and Popular Education in Cuba

Venezuela: Democracy or Dictatorship?
Free elections; human rights; transparency. How would you rate Venezuela?
by Michael Fox



The Power of One
Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today's world.

Evo Morales:
Indigenous Power

He was a poor kid, a llama herder, a talented soccer player, and a coca farmer. Now he’s president of
Bolivia.
by Jubenal Quispe

Oscar Olivera:
After the Water War

When Cochabamba’s water system was privatized, the people filled the streets and took it back. Now what?
an interview with Sarah van Gelder

5 Ways NOT
to Travel Like a Tourist

Tips for traveling with a purpose in Latin America.
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
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Declaration of La Paz
The indigenous peoples of the Americas issue a call for survival—theirs and ours.

Breaking Open
Humor, story-telling, and the artstaking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

AfroReggae on Film
Youth from the slums of Rio de Janeiro choose hip hop instead of drug trafficking and violence.

 

Voices of Time
“Wind” and “Tik,” two very short stories from celebrated Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano.
YES! Picks Latin America Film
Here are some great documentaries and feature films to accompany this issue
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About the Cover
Photo by Rodrigo “RasDragon” Araya Plaza
Boys in Antofagasta, Chile, jump into the Pacific Ocean off cranes built in the 1800s.

Features

Iraq Veterans, Activists for Peace
What men and women in uniform are saying about the human costs of war—and why we should listen.
by Sarah Olson


Guerrilla Reconstruction in New Orleans
In the poor parts of New Orleans, where official neglect remains the norm, residents are rebuilding.
by Greg Palast
Malik Rahim: Spreading Common Ground
The cofounder of New Orleans' Common Ground Collective spreads the message of disaster preparedness.
an interview by Doug Pibel
Who Drowned the Big Easy? What You Haven't Been Told
An excerpt from the book "Armed Madhouse"
by Greg Palast


Departments

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

READERS FORUM

SIGNS OF LIFE

PEOPLE WE LOVE
::Sheila Watt-Cloutier
::Zimryah Barnes
::Dr. Casey KirkHart
::Raffi Cavoukian

QUOTE PAGE:
Eduardo Galeano 

THE PAGE THAT COUNTS

CARTOON CAPTION

YES! BUT HOW?

RESOURCE GUIDE

NO COMMENT

NETWORK NEWS

FROM THE PUBLISHER
by Fran Korten

MASTHEAD

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DISCUSSION GUIDE

COMMENTARY
:: The US Social Forum
:: Our Conservative Allies

IN REVIEW
:: The Oil Depletion Protocol
:: Deep Economy
:: Juvies


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