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Capitalist Barbarism: 14 Million More People Go Hungry in Latin America While the Number of Billionaires Grows

The UN’s Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021, just released for Latin America, is a brutal reminder of capitalism’s barbarism. Some 60 million people go hungry — 30 percent more than last year. Meanwhile, the world’s richest people have gotten exponentially wealthier over the same period.

Lucho Aguilar

December 2, 2021

Barbados Becomes a Republic

On Tuesday, Barbados dropped Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a republic. This was a result of the accelerated unrest after last year’s anti-racist and anti-colonial demonstrations around the world sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Another factor was the United Kingdom’s ongoing mistreatment of West Indian migrants.

Chilean Right-Wing Presidential Candidate Kast Visits the United States to Win the Backing of Imperialism

José Antonio Kast, a candidate for president of Chile in the final round of elections on December 19, is visiting the United States to convince Big Business in the belly of the imperialist beast to back his ultra-right program.

Yuri Peña

December 1, 2021

The Far Right and the Reformist Left Will Face Off in Chile’s Presidential Elections

In the first round of presidential elections in Chile, the far-right politician José Antonio Kast won 28 percent. The 35-year-old former student leader Gabriel Boric reached 25 percent. The two main traditional parties did not reach a runoff. Trotskyists got 50,000 votes.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 22, 2021

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.

Pablo Oprinari

November 17, 2021

Meet Alejandro Vilca, the First Indigenous Worker Elected to Argentina’s Congress

The Indigenous sanitation worker Alejandro Vilca is set to enter Congress for the Workers Left Front — Unity (FIT-U). A militant campaign by thousands of workers, young people, and Indigenous communities made history.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 16, 2021

A Historic Result for the Left Front in Argentina: Almost 1.3 Million Votes and Four Seats in Congress

At the midterm elections on Sunday, the center-left government of Alberto Fernández suffered a defeat. The Left Front, a coalition of working-class socialist groups, had its best result ever, with 1,270,540 votes across the country. This is an inspiration for socialists around the world.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 15, 2021

Why the Elections This Sunday in Argentina Are Important for Socialists Everywhere

The Workers Left Front — Unity stands to win more than a million votes in Sunday’s election in Argentina. The socialist Left can become an independent force in other countries as well.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 12, 2021

International Statement of Support for the Workers Left Front – Unity (FIT–U) in Argentina

Hundreds of authors, activists, union leaders and social and political organizations from all over the world signed this declaration in support of the Left and Workers' Front - Unity (FITU) in the run-up to the legislative elections on Sunday, November 14.