I'm in the LA airport awaiting my flight to Houston and from there on to Guatemala City for the third annual Americas Social Forum.

I can't think of a more political intense and overhelming time to be talking politics in Latin America. We have the crisis in Bolivia and the global economic crisis. We have country after country electing leftists governments - with El Salvador poised to be the next early in 2009, taking the trend from South America into Central America.

And, we have a burgeoning global communications network with an immense potential for international organizing.

I'll be posting here over the next 10 days about my experiences volunteering, participating, and organizing May First/People Link's own workshop contribution.

Stay tuned!