Stories by Benjamin Dangl

Benjamin Dangl is the author of 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. Email: BenDangl(at)gmail(dot)com. subscribe to Benjamin Dangl's feed

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The president is currently polling with 59% support.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These kings of beer are riding the wave of craft brewing enthusiasm, duping customers along the way.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Brutal forces are at work across the continent, from soccer stadiums to copper mines.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Uruguay's move against the notorious prison puts its progressive president back in the spotlight.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The left-leaning leader Michelle Bachelet has pledged to tackle income inequality and make quality higher education free.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2013, Source: Toward Freedom

Latin American countries show no fear when confronting the U.S. empire.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Hugo Chávez’s greatest legacies are not in the presidential palace, but in the factories and neighborhoods of Venezuela--where the Bolivarian Revolution was built from the bottom up.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Resistance to the coup takes the form of small urban protests, art and the use of social networking tools.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The new Paraguayan government, which came to power through a coup, has a strategy to open up the country to multinational corporate exploitation.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What lies behind today’s headlines, political fights and struggles for justice in Paraguay is a conflict over access to land.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

At the heart of these conflicts is a question the Latin American left is grappling with: what should this "other world that is possible" look like?

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Employees of Anheuser-Busch InBev blocked roads, kidnapped managers and handed out free beer in an effort to make their voices heard.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source: Toward Freedom

In the midst of a colossal human disaster, Washington is promoting unpopular economic policies and extending military and economic control over the Haitian people.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Fancy new book readers save lots of trees, yes, but I'll pass.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Republic workers captured the attention of the world when they occupied their plant on December 5, 2008 calling for the severance and vacation pay they were due.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Will Washington continue its disastrous policies in the war on drugs?

Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The rise of the Latin American left is a product of years of social movements and dramatic leadership.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2009, Source: CounterPunch

One reason to boycott large breweries is the union busting, right wing culture that dominates some of the biggest breweries in America.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Contrary to most media accounts, President Manuel Zelaya wasn't seeking to abolish term limits.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

They ground us in a globalized world, and help define who and where we are.

Posted on: May 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The last time George W. Bush went to Latin America, protesters flooded the streets. Things have changed quite a bit since then.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

This weekend's summit, where Obama and Chavez will shake hands for the first time, might offer some glimpses into the region's future.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The home brewers' victory in Utah is one step to enabling the beer drinkers of the world to take back their brew from corporations.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: The Progressive

A group of left-leaning South American leaders is effectively replacing Washington's presence in the region.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"Because there have been very few plant occupations in the U.S. since the 1930s, we needed to look to workers' struggles in other countries."

Posted on: Dec 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

South American social movements are potential blueprints for change in the U.S.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The diverse group of activists rallied in support of building a peace economy and movement beyond election day.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

After months of street battles, the Bolivian Congress ratified a new draft of the country's constitution.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bolivian President Evo Morales announces that a coup d'etat by right-wing regional governors is under way.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Have cell phone kept us better connected or driven us into our own little worlds?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bolivia's president, vice president and eight of nine departmental governors are the subject of an upcoming recall vote.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Vermont activists entered General Dynamics and locked themselves together in the firm's lobby to protest the company's war profiteering.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Can corporate "globeerization" be fought through "beeroregionalism"?

Posted on: Mar 9, 2008, Source: The Progressive

Documents show that Washington is backing Right-wing opposition to Bolivia's democratic reforms.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Tensions run high as Bolivia's elite refuse to give up power peacefully.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Signs are emerging of a new wave of U.S.-backed militarism in Latin America.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2007, Source: AKPress

Cocaine may be considered a scourge in America's cities, but in the Andes, the plant from which it's derived is a way of life that provides food, shelter, healthcare and education.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2006, Source: Upside Down World

In Bolivia, hip-hop music and culture are becoming key parts of a larger liberation struggle.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2006, Source: The Nation

How a city in a small South American country became one of the centers for U.S. military and anti-terrorism funding.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2006, Source: Upside Down World

The Patriot Act is keeping a Bolivian farmer from entering the United States.

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