Latin America & the Caribbean

Venezuela shows the limits of state led socialism

by Drew Povey Since Hugo Chávez first came to power, in February 1999, Venezuela has provided an alternative which the Nigerian state could have chosen...

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A New Phase of Struggle for Electricity Rights

On 17 June, community activists from several areas in Lagos state defied the carrot and stick measures of government and the electricity distribution companies...

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The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

In 1989, thousands rose in protest against the IMF and World Bank-inspired Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). This supported the lavish lifestyles of corrupt government...