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Articles by Berta Joubert-Ceci

Ecuador debate Ley de Herencias

June 23, 2015

Una vez más la derecha nacional con apoyo internacional arremete contra otro país latinoamericano que busca, como muchos otros en la región, un cambio en beneficio de las masas más excluidas. Esta vez le ha tocado al Ecuador. Antes de que el presidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa saliera rumbo a [...]

U.S. supports rich in Ecuador

June 17, 2015

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa at a May Day March in Quito. Bulletin: In a speech late on June 15, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said that the Inheritance Law proposal, which is discussed below, will be temporarily halted while opening a public debate that will further clarify the law’s [...]

En Nueva York en una sola voz: ¡Liberen a Oscar!

June 9, 2015

Las calles de Harlem en Nueva York, vieron la más grande movilización que se haya dado hasta la fecha por la excarcelación del prisionero político puertorriqueño Oscar López Rivera este sábado 30 de mayo. Más de 3.000 personas bajo la consigna “Una sola voz por Oscar” le exigieron al [...]

Puerto Rico, the colony, part 2: Puerto Ricans resist

June 4, 2015

Puerto Rico has been selling itself off since the 1990s, when the telephone company was privatized under Gov. Pedro Rosello. Since then, all Puerto Rico’s governments have been privatizing all public property, including the airports, health services, roads, the valuable pineapple industry, etc. [...]

In New York and Bay Area with one voice: Free Óscar!

June 2, 2015

Clarisa López, Oscar’s daughter, second from the left, on front banner, NYC, May 30.WW photo: Berta Joubert-Ceci Harlem, N.Y. —  The streets of Harlem saw the largest mobilization to date calling for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Óscar López Rivera on May 30.  More [...]

Puerto Rico, the colony, part 1: The ‘miracle’ of indebtedness

May 28, 2015

In the late 1940s, the United States baptized Puerto Rico the “Showcase of the Caribbean.” It was to be a role model for countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. This would supposedly be the outcome of the miracle of industrialization that the giant capitalist benefactor from the North [...]

Puerto Rico, la colonia

May 26, 2015

Hacia finales de los años cuarenta, Estados Unidos bautizó a Puerto Rico la “Vitrina del Caribe”, como ejemplo a seguir por todo el Caribe y Latinoamérica. Era supuestamente el milagro de industrialización que ejecutaba el benefactor gigante capitalista del norte en una islita pobre, [...]

Peace process vital to Colombian people

April 30, 2015

FARC-EP Commander Marco León Calarcá with Berta Joubert-Ceci in May 2014. The peace process unfolding in Colombia through talks being held in Havana, Cuba, between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government is crucial to the stability of the region. Any [...]

Eduardo Galeano His ‘Open Veins’ laid bare ravages of imperialism

April 30, 2015

Eduardo Galeano Eduardo Galeano, the Uruguayan writer most famous for his “Open Veins of Latin America,” died April 13 of lung cancer at the age of 74. Written in the early 1970s, his book exposed the devastating ravages of imperialist domination in Latin America and the Caribbean, much as [...]

Immigrants defend right to drive in Pennsylvania

March 26, 2015

Philadelphia,March 20.WW photo: Joseph Piette During a public hearing on March 20 on the reform of the driving-license law for undocumented people in Pennsylvania, people told their moving stories about the impact of not having drivers’ licenses before a room full of immigrants and their close [...]
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