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Peru’s ‘Progressive’ President Sends the Police to Repress Popular Mobilizations

Protests against the rising cost of living have shaken Peru. The crisis demonstrates the dead end of “anti-neoliberal” figures like President Pedro Castillo and parties who try to administer the capitalist state.

Robert Belano

April 9, 2022

Forty Years since Thatcher’s War Against Argentina — Lessons for Today

On April 5, 1982, the British government of Margaret Thatcher sent an armada into the South Atlantic. The war against Argentina ended with a defeat for the world working class. The results highlight why, for Marxists, anti-imperialism remains central to liberation.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 5, 2022

The Mexican Government and the Cartels: Colluding in Service of U.S. Imperialism

U.S. imperialism is to blame for the spiraling violence between drug traffickers and the armed forces in Mexico. The government of AMLO is following drug and security policies imposed by Washington.

Pablo Oprinari

March 28, 2022

Colombia Decriminalizes Abortion

Colombia’s Constitutional Court decriminalized abortion on Monday, February 21 — another step in the “Green Tide” that has been sweeping Latin America since the feminist movement in Argentina won the legalization of abortion.

Peru’s President Wants the Army to Fight Petty Crime in the Streets

Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo, has made a reactionary proposal to put the military in the country’s streets as a way to fight petty crime. It’s part of his effort to regain some of the populist approval he’s been losing since his election last July.

Federico Quispe

February 19, 2022

“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

Myriam Bregman: Argentina’s Agreement with the IMF is a “New Colonial Pact”

In an interview with one of Argentina’s leading daily newspapers, Myriam Bregman — a member of the country’s Congress and a leader of the Left Front–Unity — criticized the current president for “legitimizing the scam perpetrated” by the former administration and proposed a “sovereign nonrecognition” of the foreign debt.

Pedro Lacour

February 19, 2022

Chile’s Latest Assault on Democracy: 12 Parties Will Be Forced to Dissolve

A dozen smaller parties will be excluded, by law, from participating in Chile’s elections. It’s more proof that the new Boric government is just more of the same.

La Izquierda Diario Chile

February 12, 2022

Thousands in Brazil Take the Streets to Demand Justice for Moïse Kabagambe

On Saturday, thousands across Brazil took to the streets to demand justice for Moïse Kabagambe who was brutally murdered on January 24.

Left Voice

February 6, 2022