Gustavo Petro’s Alliances and Cabinet Picks Favor Colombian Establishment
Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro, has woven together an alliance for a congressional majority. Along with his establishment-friendly cabinet picks, it shows his turn toward the country’s traditional parties and politicians.
Milton D'LeónJuly 23, 2022
Historic Defeat of the Right in Colombia’s Presidential Elections: What Are the Implications of Gustavo Petro’s Win?
The center-left candidate Gustavo Petro has defeated right-wing Rodolfo Hernández in Colombia’s presidential elections. The outcome of the election reflects the people’s hatred of the right, but Petro has little to offer the working classes of Colombia.
Milton D'LeónJune 20, 2022
Cuba: With Repression and Intimidation, the Government of Díaz-Canel Discourages the “Civic March for Change”
In response to a protest called by a broad coalition of groups and individuals opposing the Cuban regime, the government issued a series of repressive measures to stop the demonstration, including prohibiting the protest and arresting its organizers. Against both the pro-imperialist far right and the disastrous policies of the government, we call for the freedom of organization and protest for the working and poor of Cuba.
Milton D'LeónNovember 17, 2021
Nicaragua: An Orchestrated Election Day for President Ortega
Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega is seeking a fourth presidential term. The elections are taking place in the middle of a major national crisis, the division of the bourgeois opposition, and threats by U.S. imperialism.
Milton D'LeónNovember 7, 2021
November 15 March in Cuba: Against Government Repression, For a Revolutionary Solution to the Crisis
The Cuban government is trying to stop a demonstration called for mid-November called by a group with strong right-wing ties. Against the backdrop of growing inequality and discontent, what is needed is a revolutionary program for defending the gains of the revolution.
Milton D'LeónNovember 5, 2021
El Salvador: Bitcoin Machines Burned and Thousands Take the Streets Against Authoritarian Government
On Wednesday, thousands took to the streets of El Salvador to protest President Nayib Bukele and his new Bitcoin law.
Milton D'LeónSeptember 17, 2021
The Situation on the Island and Its Prospects: Interview with a Young Cuban Communist
La Izquierda Diario interviews Taliesin Álvarez, a member of the Union of Young Communists and of the Hermanos Saíz Association, and a member of the editorial board of the left-wing Cuban blog Comunistas, about the demonstrations in Cuba.
Milton D'LeónJuly 26, 2021
The Rebellion in Colombia Requires a Real General Strike to Overthrow Duque
At the lowest point in the economic crisis affecting the great majority of the oppressed masses, workers, peasants, indigenous people, and youth and amid the third wave of Covid-19 that is killing 500 people each day, Colombian president Iván Duque decided to intensify his attacks on the masses with his tax reform. But the response was a forceful mass protest that eventually led him to back down and withdraw the plan after five days of protests in almost every city in the country.
Milton D'LeónMay 8, 2021
Colombia Wracked by Massive Anti-Government Protests
Protests broke out across Colombia this week, including a general strike that brought thousands of workers into the streets of cities all across the country. These protests are the latest wave in an upsurge of class struggle that began in November 2019.
Milton D'LeónMay 1, 2021
Ecuador: Is Yaku Pérez Really the “Other Left That’s Possible”?
The recent elections in Ecuador show a new political phenomenon arising from the rejection of the most reactionary aspects of recent politics in the country. Yaku Pérez, who may make it into the second round of the presidential vote, is far from a genuine Left alternative.
Milton D'LeónFebruary 18, 2021
Protests, General Strike and A President Who Refuses to Step Down: Crisis in Haiti
Once again, there are protests and strikes against Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, who is refusing to step down from the Presidency.
Milton D'LeónFebruary 11, 2021
U.S. Imperialism Is Blocking Venezuela from Receiving Fuel from Iran in the Middle of a Crisis
Venezuela is facing a brutal shortage of gasoline, but the U.S. is threatening to block badly needed shipments of oil from Iran. Venezuela has every right to market or receive gasoline from whomever it deems necessary --- not whatever is determined by a foreign imperialist power.
Milton D'LeónMay 21, 2020
Class Struggle Wave Hits Dominican Republic as Protesters Allege Electoral Fraud and Corruption
"Pa'fuera que van" (“They are going out”) is the cry of thousands of protesters against the government of Danilo Medina. Young people are leading the mobilizations, as they are in Chile and Colombia.
Milton D'LeónMarch 1, 2020
No, Venezuela Was Never Socialist
Venezuela is facing an unprecedented crisis: Millions are fleeing the country due to shortages of food and medicine. Does this prove the failure of socialism? To better understand the situation in Venezuela, Left Voice spoke with Milton D'León, a Marxist worker from Caracas and editor of our sister site La Izquierda Diario Venezuela.
Milton D'LeónAugust 9, 2018