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Diego Sacchi

Diego is a journalist from Buenos Aires and the editor of the international section of our Argentinian sister site La Izquierda Diario.

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“The People before the Debt!”: Thousands Demonstrate against Austerity in Puerto Rico

Teachers, health care workers, and other public sector workers came out in large numbers to protest against the government’s austerity plans and for better working conditions.

Diego Sacchi

February 19, 2022

Thousands in Ecuador Protest the Government’s Austerity Measures

Thousands have taken to the streets in Ecuador to protest increases in fuel prices and the government’s austerity measures. But the union and social movement leaderships are not putting forward a serious plan of struggle to defeat these plans through a real national strike.

Diego Sacchi

October 28, 2021

Is There a Lesser Evil for Ecuador?

The presidential elections in Ecuador signal a widespread rejection of Lenín Moreno’s austerity policies. Front-runner Andrés Arauz promises a return to the complicated legacy of “post-neoliberalism,” but in the context of the pandemic and a dire economic situation, it's clearer than ever before that the “lesser evil” is not a viable alternative for the working class and oppressed.

Diego Sacchi

February 19, 2021

UK Elections: Boris Johnson wins with a Large Majority

The Conservative Party’s landslide victory means trouble for the UK working class, but a messy Brexit debate and increasing numbers of radicalized youth point to further political instability.

Diego Sacchi

December 13, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About the Ongoing General Strike in France

France’s major unions have agreed to extend the general strike through Thursday, in defiance of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to overhaul the pension system. Students and activists are joining striking workers in mobilizations against the government. As it enters its sixth day, here’s what you need to know about the general strike currently rocking France’s major industries.

Diego Sacchi

December 10, 2019

Israeli Soldier Shoots a Palestinian Teenager Who Is Restrained and Blindfolded

The images, documented by a photographer, show the routine violence against the Palestinian population in the occupied territories.

Diego Sacchi

April 23, 2019

‘Humanitarian Aid’ As a Weapon of Regime Change in Venezuela

Last Saturday, the U.S.-backed leader of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition, Juan Guaidó, was defeated in his attempt to break the army’s support for the government of Nicolás Maduro. After this failure, a military intervention by the United States cannot be ruled out.

Diego Sacchi

February 26, 2019

What’s behind the Pope’s Tour to Cuba and the US?

Saturday September 19 began Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and then, to the United States. The tour will include some important meetings, such as a meeting with Fidel Castro, a meeting with Barack Obama, and other historic visits. Pope Francis will also become the first pope to address the US Congress. As the Pope’s spokesman said, the tour will be one of the “longest and more complex”. The Pope seeks to strengthen the influence of the Vatican on Cuban "openness" and to rebuild the image of the Catholic Church in the eyes of the major world power, the United States.

Diego Sacchi

September 21, 2015