Latin American Struggles| Alternative Media in Latin American Grassroots Integration: Building Networks and New Agendas

Daniela Parra


In recent years, Latin America has experienced different integration initiatives aimed to cultivate a more unified and sovereign position in the world. However, the neodevelopmentalist and extractivist policies that characterize some of those initiatives have been rejected by social movements. In awareness of the vital importance of communication, alternative media projects are promoting grassroots integration through new agendas, narratives, and aesthetics in Latin America. This article shows the important role these projects have in the articulation of regional social struggles in order to promote coordinated actions concerning common issues and alternatives to the rationale of dominant media.


alternative media, Latin American grassroots integration, social movements, political economy of communication and culture (PECC)

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