Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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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.

Bush’s Latin American Spring Break

The President's trip south of the border will do little to sway a region that is demanding fairer economic policies.

2006: A Global Justice Year in Review

The past 12 months brought some promising developments on the globalization front.

The Return of Daniel Ortega (in Arabic)

Despite Ortega’s many flaws, the return of the Sandinistas to power creates the possibility that his challenge to the “savage capitalism” of the previous regime can genuinely benefit Nicaragua’s poor. (Translation into Arabic by ahewar.org)

The Return of Daniel Ortega

Despite Ortega's many flaws, the return of the Sandinistas to power creates the possibility that his challenge to the "savage capitalism" of the previous regime can genuinely benefit Nicaragua's poor.

Mexico: Allow More Time For Democracy

The demand for a full recount is a legitimate one.

Mexico’s Democratic Transition Still Incomplete

A campaign of fear may have kept Mexico locked into the status quo.

Mexico’s Left Turn

Bush won't cheer a progressive win in Mexico's presidential election, but the rest of us should.

Globalization’s Watchdogs

Railing against Bolivia's oil and gas nationalization, the media's "free trade" ideologues value markets over democracy.

The Latin American Roots of Empire

A review of Empire's Workshop by Greg Grandin.