2020-11-22: News Headlines

Susanna Hecht (2020-11-22). An American Amazon? counterpunch.org When the American gunboat "Wilmington" steamed through the Amazon in 1899 with a secret US-Bolivian treaty aimed at "Americanizing" the Acrean territory, (Bolivian at the time) the Brazilians, though outraged, were not exactly surprised. The antecedents to the "Wilmington" affair— and the revolutionary response to it, lay in a set of long-held schemes, conceptions and