Augusta Dwyer is a journalist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada, sometimes — and in Mexico City, at others.

She has written four books, including Into the Amazon: Chico Mendes and the Struggle for the Rainforest, On the Line: Life on the US-Mexico Border, and Broke But Unbroken: Grassroots Social Movements and Their Radical Solutions to Poverty. It studies social movements in different countries of the Global South, among them Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers Movement, the National Slum Dwellers Federation of India, the Peasant Union of Indonesia,or SPI, as well as the factory recuperation movement in Argentina.

Her latest book, The Anatomy of Giving, looks at the world of development aid and philanthropy, taking Haiti as its main example.

While in Mexico City, (where she lives with her husband, Victor Luis Porter, an architect and university professor, with a specialization in educational policies) she works as a freelance journalist and writes about political economy, Latin American politics and immigration issues. You can read some of her columns about these issues in Columns.

2 Responses to “About

  1. Gordon Hunter January 27, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Interesting article in this morning’s Globe and Mail about family business and generations. I have some research (as Director of the Small Business Institute at the U of Lethbridge) that you might find interesting.


  1. A Socialist in Canada » ‘Fault Lines’ grounds Haiti’s earthquake and aftermath in the views of the people - August 17, 2013

    […] Augusta Dwyer is the author of Broke But Unbroken: Grassroots Social Movements and Their Radical Solutions to Poverty. She publishes the blog Global Kiosk. […]

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