Scaling the heights
By Alice O'Keeffe - 09 August 13:00

Venezuela's pioneering classical music programme for children has produced world-class artists such

Lesson from Colombia
By Sue Branford - 09 August 13:00

Observations on the war against drugs

Chávez: the defence
By Colin Burgon - 19 July 13:00

Colin Burgon MP - chair of the Labour Friends of Venezuela - responds to last week's New Statesman s

People of the river
By Leigh Gower - 12 July 13:00

In Ecuador's Amazon Basin, Leigh Gower finds a jungle community learning to survive against the odds

Chávez: From hero to tyrant
By Alice O'Keeffe - 12 July 13:00

The divisive policies of "El Presidente" are turning friends into enemies. Some claim his strident r

Slim's pickings
By Ian Campbell - 12 July 13:00

Observations on the rich list

The human rights page: It could have been me
By Jonathon Porritt - 05 July 13:00

A villager who just wanted to protect a small nature reserve in the forest faced intimidation and de

Death of the Amazon
By Sue Branford and Jan Rocha - 28 June 13:00

In Brazil, environmental technocrats talk of saving the rainforest with satellite technology - but l

A poor future in the city
By Sam Alexandroni - 28 June 13:00

Observations on population

From megacity to ecovillage
By Jonathan Dawson - 21 June 15:03

Learning Brazilian style, with a little bit of song and dance thrown in for good measure

Notes from a small island
By Daniel Trilling - 14 June 13:00

Daniel Trilling discovers a thriving literary scene between the mountains and the Caribbean

Enemy of the people
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 June 13:00

Despite a few stylistic slip-ups, this is a chilling tale of US imperialism

<strong>The War on Dem

A natural wonder
By Sohani Crockett - 07 June 13:00

<strong>Wild: An Elemental Journey</strong>

Jay Griffiths <em>Hamish Hamilton, 384pp, £20</em>


By Jay Walljasper - 21 May 13:00

A new wave of young entrepreneurs is using our passion for healthy lifestyles as a way of promoting

Banking on friends
By Max Ajl - 07 May 13:00

Observations on Ecuador

Shadow in Sun City
By Billy Briggs - 07 May 13:00

Observations on Haiti

How to disappear
By Stephen Amidon - 07 May 13:00

<strong>Lost City Radio</strong>

Daniel Alarcón <em>Fourth Estate, 336pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 00072

Charm offensive
By Victoria James - 07 May 13:00

Victoria James discovers how tourists, not soldiers, will shape the future of the Falkland Islands

Colombia: Progress at a price
By Alice O'Keeffe - 23 April 13:00

The murderous paramilitaries have been disbanded and "reintegrated" into society with generous benef

New dawn for the workers
By Paul Mason - 16 April 13:00

Migrant cleaners at rich banks are today organising for a living wage. It's reminiscent of the 1889

A divine experience
By Ben Davies - 09 April 13:00

Ben Davies discovers a Buenos Aires theme park with more to offer than hot dogs and roller coasters

Myths of conquest
By Alice O'Keeffe - 09 April 13:00


Laura Esquivel <em>Simon & Schuster, 208pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 141652214

The people's en-suite
By Hal Weitzman - 02 April 13:00

Observations on Venezuela

Mad Margaret's voyage of dishonour
By Bruce Page - 02 April 13:00

In this week's selection from the New Statesman archive former editor Bruce Page opposes the sending

Explosive diplomacy
By David Thorley - 02 April 13:00

Observations on human rights

I'm a quitter not a fighter
By Ben Davies - 30 March 18:04

Carol Thatcher, Mormons and other stories...

It could have been me
By Elton John - 26 March 13:00

It's been 40 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Britain, yet around the world gay peopl

Bush flies the flag
By Alice O'Keeffe - 19 March 12:00

Observations on Colombia

John Pilger on Hugo Chávez and the liberal war on democracy
By John Pilger - 19 March 12:00

"Hugo Chávez expresses the kind of genuine exuberant democracy long ago abandoned in Britain".

London Special - Ken's friends
By Martin Bright - 05 March 12:00

Few doubt that the Mayor of London has been successful in promoting the capital as a major global fi