Stories by Benjamin Dangl

Benjamin Dangl is a doctoral candidate in Latin American History at McGill University, and 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. He edits, a website on activism and politics in Latin America, and, a progressive perspective on world events. Follow him on Twitter:[email protected] subscribe to Benjamin Dangl's feed

Posted on: Jun 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The IMF waves the white flag.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The hegemony of President Evo Morales’ MAS party is challenged from a variety of political positions.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2014, Source: TeleSur

We cannot depend on the 1% of the world to lead us away from disaster: they caused our global crises in the first place.

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.