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Milton D'León

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'León

June 20, 2022

The Critical Left in Cuba

Frank García Hernández discusses the political and economic situation in Cuba and the path out of the current crisis.

Milton D'León

February 27, 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'León

November 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'León

November 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'León

November 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'León

September 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'León

July 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'León

May 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'León

May 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'León

February 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'León

February 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'León

May 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'León

March 1, 2020

The Plunder of Venezuela’s Oil

International corporations are trying to pillage Venezuelan oil, taking advantage of the economic catastrophe ravaging the country. Plans for privatization are supported by the Maduro government and the right-wing opposition.

Milton D'León

February 14, 2020

A Marxist History of the Nicaraguan Revolution

It has been 40 years since the Nicaraguan Revolution. What happened and what lessons are there for socialists today?

Milton D'León

August 23, 2019

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'León

August 9, 2018