Author: Eduardo Molina

What Policy for the Socialist Left in Venezuela?

The Venezuelan political crisis deepens as July 30 approaches. That is the date for the election of representatives to a fraudulent Constituent Assembly convened by the government. This call has been widely rejected, not only by the right, but also by sectors of chavismo itself as well as the left.

Puerto Rico: Debt, Crisis and Colonialism

On July 1, Obama passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and the Puerto Rican government virtually defaulted on the nearly $2 billion in bond payments due the same day.

Venezuela at the Brink

The Venezuelan crisis has sharpened dramatically in recent months, with skyrocketing inflation and widespread shortages of food and basic goods in poor and working class neighborhoods, which led to massive protests and the looting of stores throughout the country.

Obama’s Visit to Latin America and the Political Conjuncture

After Havana, Obama came to Argentina. The world’s chief representative of vulture imperialism used his trip to reinforce the steps being taken to advance the United States’ “return” to Latin America. Of course, it never left – but today, the U.S. is finding opportunities presented by South America’s landscape of economic crises and reactionary winds to recuperate greater authority in the region.

South America’s Conservative Turn

The year comes to a close with serious political advances made by the Right. We are facing a major change in South America—an “end stage.” The hegemony of relatively progressive regimes is disintegrating in the context of economic stagnation and efforts by the United States to recuperate its position in the region.

Venezuela’s Midterm Elections, Latin America’s Right Turn

On Tuesday night, after a dragged-out process, the conclusive results of Venezuela’s December 6 midterm elections (6D) were posted by the electoral body: the opposition won a two-third super-majority in the National Assembly, overturning Chavism’s previously uncontested rule. The events in Venezuela herald a rightward shift that parallels processes occurring in other Latin American countries.

The economy and politics at the end of the cycle in Latin America

The situation in Brazil, where in response to an acute economic and political crisis, Dilma’s government has implemented harsh austerity measures and made pacts with the right wing, is a telling sign of the accelerating decline of the so-called “progressive” governments in Latin America.

Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism II

Illustration by Natalia Rizzo (Ideas de Izquierda) Read previous article: Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism The “thaw” between the United States and Cuba has

Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism

On May 29, President Obama took Cuba off the list of the “governments that sponsor terrorism.” It is a new step, politically significant, in the process of re-establishment of relations, and soon, the establishment of embassies in both capitals could be agreed on.

What Policy for the Socialist Left in Venezuela?

The Venezuelan political crisis deepens as July 30 approaches. That is the date for the election of representatives to a fraudulent Constituent Assembly convened by the government. This call has been widely rejected, not only by the right, but also by sectors of chavismo itself as well as the left.

Puerto Rico: Debt, Crisis and Colonialism

On July 1, Obama passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and the Puerto Rican government virtually defaulted on the nearly $2 billion in bond payments due the same day.

Venezuela at the Brink

The Venezuelan crisis has sharpened dramatically in recent months, with skyrocketing inflation and widespread shortages of food and basic goods in poor and working class neighborhoods, which led to massive protests and the looting of stores throughout the country.

Obama’s Visit to Latin America and the Political Conjuncture

After Havana, Obama came to Argentina. The world’s chief representative of vulture imperialism used his trip to reinforce the steps being taken to advance the United States’ “return” to Latin America. Of course, it never left – but today, the U.S. is finding opportunities presented by South America’s landscape of economic crises and reactionary winds to recuperate greater authority in the region.

South America’s Conservative Turn

The year comes to a close with serious political advances made by the Right. We are facing a major change in South America—an “end stage.” The hegemony of relatively progressive regimes is disintegrating in the context of economic stagnation and efforts by the United States to recuperate its position in the region.

Venezuela’s Midterm Elections, Latin America’s Right Turn

On Tuesday night, after a dragged-out process, the conclusive results of Venezuela’s December 6 midterm elections (6D) were posted by the electoral body: the opposition won a two-third super-majority in the National Assembly, overturning Chavism’s previously uncontested rule. The events in Venezuela herald a rightward shift that parallels processes occurring in other Latin American countries.

The economy and politics at the end of the cycle in Latin America

The situation in Brazil, where in response to an acute economic and political crisis, Dilma’s government has implemented harsh austerity measures and made pacts with the right wing, is a telling sign of the accelerating decline of the so-called “progressive” governments in Latin America.

Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism II

Illustration by Natalia Rizzo (Ideas de Izquierda) Read previous article: Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism The “thaw” between the United States and Cuba has opened a new strategic setting and is already influencing all the orders of Cuban life. It is true that the laws of blockade like the Helms-Burton Act, are still in force, and reverses cannot be ruled out, but in the US establishment, the idea – as The New York Times insists – predominates that “The more books, goods and ideas the people circulate, the more likely it is that it will result in significant reforms

Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism

On May 29, President Obama took Cuba off the list of the “governments that sponsor terrorism.” It is a new step, politically significant, in the process of re-establishment of relations, and soon, the establishment of embassies in both capitals could be agreed on.