Against the Grain

The Rise and Fall of Latin America’s Pink Tide

In the early 2000s, left and center left governments came to power across Latin America – in countries such as Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador — ushered in on a wave of resistance to neoliberal policies.  The so-called Pink Tide provided much needed inspiration to leftists around the world. But things haven’t turned out so well. Jeffrey Webber discusses the rise and current crisis of Latin America’s parliamentary left and center-left.


Jeffrey R. Webber, The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left Pluto Press, 2017


  • Patrick McCann

    How much of this is “The Empire Strikes Back”, and how much is internal weaknesses in the forces who took power? Where has imperialism attacked the most viciously? What are the prospects for resurgence? How can we help? These are my broad questions, and I know it would take forever to answer them all in detail. Looking for a place to get started, a piece to the puzzle, etc.

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