Latin America In Revolt
Jeb Sprague, author of the new book ‘Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti’
Roger Annis, coordinator of BC Haiti Solidarity and Canada Haiti Action Network. Author of many reports and articles on Haiti and delegate on several investigative tours of Haiti.
Saturday, September 15
4:00 – 6:00 pm
UVic, David Strong Bldg
Across Latin America, people and communities are rebelling against the encroachment of mining and other mega-industrial developments. Some governments, notably Bolivia, have recently nationalized foreign enterprises deemed to be acting against the national interest.
But economic elites, backed by paramilitaries, are fighting back. In Paraguay, the elected president, Fernando Lugo, was recently pushed out of office for resisting pressure to sell Paraguay’s hydro electricity resources cheaply to Rio Tinto Alcan, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers. Similarly, the 2009 coup in Honduras benefited the corporate elite. (more…)