a rory carroll free zone

If you’ve had enough of the dubious Latin American journalism peddled by Rory Carroll of the Guardian, or the stuff from his equally evil US twin Tim Rogers, then there are other sources available than reading Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

A couple of regular useful summaries of information have just been updated. There is the monthly bulletin from alborada, put together by journalist and film maker Pablo Navarrete. Pablo, who spoke at a Campaign screening of his film on Venezuela in the autumn, features the recent election in Peru, a book on the fascist Pinochet in Chile, a film about teenage miners in Bolivia, Brazilian music, and a comeback from the Zapatisitas. It also includes an article by Pablo himself, US flops after leak show, which adds to our recent posting on Wikileaks.

Aslo recently out is the Central America Report, put together a number of solidarity organisations. The most recent issue has a number of articles about Nicaragua. It also includes an update about the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which excludes the US and Canada, and which looks like it will grow to replace the discredited Organisation of American States, which has been a tool of US foreign policy since it was established in 1948.

Another source worth checking out is the newly launched website of our sister organisation, the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group. It concentrates on building links between British trade unions and their Nicaraguan counterparts.


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