Latin America

Political Prisoner recounts his ‘Chronicles of the other Cell’
Book reviews Human Rights Latin America

Political Prisoner recounts his ‘Chronicles of the other Cell’

Following his arrest on 22nd May 2009, sociologist and university professor Miguel Ángel Beltrán was charged with recruiting for and collaborating with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  The charges brought against Beltrán are based on alleged correspondence between the academic and the former FARC guerrilla leader Raúl Reyes, […]

No fuel price rise in Bolivia
Latin America

No fuel price rise in Bolivia

  Just five days after raising fuel prices in line with international market prices on the 26th December, the Bolivian government, under President Evo Morales, made a u-turn and reversed the price hike due to civil unrest. The decree ushered in a fuel price rise of almost 80%, a measure […]

The U.S. militarisation of Latin America
Latin America

The U.S. militarisation of Latin America

With the United States’ recent efforts to further increase its military capabilities in Latin America, many leaders in the region are showing distress and a collection of countries are even standing in opposition to the U.S. Pertaining the effect of U.S. forces in Latin America, The Prisma spoke exclusively with […]