Bravado in Bolivia
By Simon Hooper - 20 October 13:00

The nation Che failed to lead to socialism finally seems to have caught the revolutionary bug

NS Profile - The white South African novelist
By Jason Cowley - 13 October 13:00

Despite a Booker nomination and a Nobel Prize, these writers, unheard in their own land, feel oppres

How Lula put Blair to shame
By Jenni Russell - 21 July 13:00

Observations on leadership

Darcus Howe has a job for Valerie Amos
By Darcus Howe - 26 May 13:00

Baroness Amos should intervene in Guyana, the island of her birth

Darcus Howe hears Stab Up sing
By Darcus Howe - 05 May 13:00

How Stab Up sang for the magistrate and was rewarded with mercy

Hero of the shanty towns
By Grace Livingstone - 28 April 13:00

Grace Livingstone in Venezuela finds that, while the liberal middle class has deserted Chavez, the p

The global backlash
By Paul Kingsnorth - 28 April 13:00

You think you know this story. You don't. In a journey from Soweto to Papua to Mexico, Paul Kingsnor

Charity begins in Swindon
By Gideon Burrows - 31 March 13:00

What happens to all the money donated to Nicaragua, that favourite middle-class cause? Gideon Burrow

How to stop tears in Argentina
By Johann Hari - 27 January 12:00

Observations on direct democracy

Lula, a people's last hope
By Sue Branford - 06 January 12:00

Brazil's president says he'll attempt the impossible in this, one of the world's most unequal societ

Darcus Howe advises us to stay away from Guyana
By Darcus Howe - 16 December 12:00

Keep away from Guyana, where my friend was given a pistol as an act of welcome

Dancing with the enemy
By Philip Kerr - 09 December 12:00

Film - Philip Kerr discovers magic in Peru, but fails to fall under Harry Potter's latest spell

The region of mystery
By Ned Denny - 02 December 12:00

Art - Ned Denny on how the Aztecs shocked the mind into an awareness of divinity

Mr Smith goes to . . . dinner in Brazil
By Stephen Smith - 11 November 12:00

A lesson in how to light a cigar with a death-ray

US fears a new "axis of evil"
By Sue Branford - 14 October 13:00

Observations on Brazil

The land of plenty runs dry
By Sue Branford - 07 October 13:00

Argentina was once so prosperous that poor Europeans emigrated there. Now, children starve and thous

Darcus Howe worries for his son
By Darcus Howe - 12 August 13:00

My son is unsafe in a country where dismal economics are turning everyone to crime

A silent majority finds its voice
By Richard Gott - 24 June 13:00

Venezuela's hidden people - the majority who are of Indian or black descent - have found a champion

Lula and Elisa reach for power
By John Lloyd - 10 June 13:00

While the left is beating a retreat in western Europe, it is gaining ground in Latin America. But, o

The grand illusion
By Maurice Walsh - 03 June 13:00

Pinochet in Piccadilly: Britain and Chile's hidden history

Andy Beckett <em>Faber and Faber, 280pp

Hello again, Mr President
By Justin Webster - 20 May 13:00

Justin Webster meets Hugo Chavez, the in-out-in ruler of Venezuela, and finds he still fears for his

The response of Britain's media to the conspiracy in Venezuela provided an object lesson in how censorship works in free societies. The episode was a journalistic disgrace
By John Pilger - 29 April 13:00

Last month, I wrote about Venezuela, pointing out that little had been reported in this country about the achievements of Hugo Chavez and the threat to his reforming government from the usual alliance of a corrupt local elite and the United States.

The New Statesman Essay - Who's revolting now?
By Mark Almond - 22 April 13:00

Once, we all knew where we stood on people's uprisings. But as Venezuela shows, you can't trust them

Sweet revolution
By Richard Gott - 08 April 13:00

Photography - Richard Gott on a vision of Cuba that transcends the usual romantic cliches

Was Mrs Thatcher right?
By William Gill - 01 April 13:00

William Gill, checking old rumours about the Falklands war, talked to an Argentinian ex-captain. Wha

He has won two elections, and he has made a start on relieving poverty. So now the US wants to get rid of Venezuela's president
By John Pilger - 11 March 12:00

Almost 30 years after the violent destruction of the reformist government of Salvador Allende in Chile, a repeat performance is being planned in Venezuela. Little of this has been reported in Britain.

"Violence is everywhere. So please help," wrote the principal
By Darcus Howe - 04 March 12:00

The state of Trinidad and Tobago is hotting up. There is a political impasse caused by the two main parties winning an equal number of seats in parliament. The prime minister, Patrick Manning, refuses to accommodate the power-sharing that the opposition leader, Basdeo Panday, demands.

My own contribution to the war on terrorism is to promise my New Statesman earnings to anyone who'll kill Bush
By Mark Thomas - 04 March 12:00

A basic rule of life is: never cross a picket line, unless it is the police who are on strike. Then you have to, as a point of principle. Nor should it stop there.

When the dollars run out
By Meb Cutlack - 04 March 12:00

Belize keeps selling off its assets to foreign companies. Now the country is bleeding itself dry to

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