Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Even If You Have Nothing to Hide

Story after story, fueled by leaks from former security contractor Edward Snowden, is uncovering a U.S. surveillance empire with unprecedented reach and breadth.

End Illegal Spying; Don’t Shoot the Whistleblower

What were the elected officials doing for weeks before realizing that runaway surveillance programs might actually be dangerous and unconstitutional? Rather than facing unpleasant facts, they've preferred to kill the proverbial messenger.

The Pope and the Poor

On the divided reaction to the announcement of Pope Francis I.

Will the Next Pope Embrace Liberation Theology?

The “preferential option for the poor,” the once-radical idea that God identifies with the oppressed and impoverished, has been mainstreamed as Catholic theological doctrine.

Grading the Obama Administration on Honduras: D

How the White House botched its response to the Honduran coup.

Will the Winds of Change Reach El Salvador?

The prospect of progressive leadership coming to power in El Salvador's March 15 presidential elections should prompt new U.S. policy toward Central America.

Can the Left Win in El Salvador?

A Joint Report on the 2009 Presidential Elections in El Salvador, With a Contribution by Mark Engler.

Obama Should Stay Tough on Trade

The general elections are not time for an embrace of the "corporate globalization" agenda for the Americas

Latin America Banks on Independence

The new Bank of the South assaults neoliberal economics

Progressive Good Tidings of 2007

Along with political challenges, the past year offered some hopeful advances-- many of which came just in last few weeks.