Category Archives: Latin America

The National Health Service, and Ken Loach, in the UK and Latin America

Strange to think that 12 months ago I was in San Salvador, having just travelled overland through Nicaragua and Honduras from Costa Rica.  I wouldn’t mind some of that hot weather here now  this winter is interminable, but at least … Continue reading

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Shropshire, more films and the Mid-Staffs Scandal

Yes, this post will go all over the place, like I did this week….. A short midweek break at Bishop’s Castle, a quaint but real town in Shropshire.  The Border country where Saxon and Welsh place names mix (along with … Continue reading

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Well-being and economic alternatives – a week with 2 conferences

On Monday I went to a conference on Extractives and Development in the Andes.  It was at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at Univ of London and co-sponsored by Bolivia Infor,mation Forum and Peru Support group.  The … Continue reading

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Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structures and coloniality.

Re-framing the mess we’re in:  ideology-action-structures and coloniality. This is a working paper in which I explore some ideas I’ve been working with.  It takes a long and comprehensive view of where we are, how we got here, and what … Continue reading

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Mending clothes

On the way to Making Another World Real:  Latin America Today on 26 Jan, as I got on the tram money fell out of my trousers, one of 2 pairs of very nice green corduroys bought in Valencia back in … Continue reading

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