Category: Latin America

Is There a Lesser Evil for Ecuador?

The presidential elections in Ecuador signal a widespread rejection of Lenín Moreno’s austerity policies. Front-runner Andrés Arauz promises a return to the complicated legacy of “post-neoliberalism,” but in the context of the pandemic and a dire economic situation, it’s clearer than ever before that the “lesser evil” is not a viable alternative for the working class and oppressed.

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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.

Abortion is Still Under Attack in Argentina Despite Legalization

Argentina recently legalized abortion up to the 14th week of gestation. The new law allows abortion in public hospitals as well as in private institutions. But already the law is being attacked by reactionary and fundamentalist sectors.

A police officer shoots rubber bullets at a crowd of protesters in Haiti

Protests Continue in Haiti Against the Government of Jovenel Moïse

Protesters in Haiti continue to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, who has the backing of imperialist powers. Neither the Moïse government nor the opposition parties offer a real alternative for the Haitian people.

Haiti Begins General Strike

In the midst of a devastating economic crisis and rising crime wave, unions across Haiti have called a general strike against both the spate of kidnappings and the corrupt regime of Jovenel Moïse.

Trump Adds Cuba to List of Countries “Sponsoring Terrorism”

The Trump administration put Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday. This maneuver to punish Cuba comes amid the Far Right attack on the U.S. Capitol and is an attempt for Trump to score points with the Republicans’ social and electoral base.

PTS Cofounder Miguel Lago Dies at 61: ¡Hasta el socialismo siempre!

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our comrade Miguel Lago, a cofounder of Argentina’s Party of Socialist Workers (PTS). Miguel was a worker-militant and leader at the Río Santiago shipyard during its decades of fierce labor struggles.

Is There a Lesser Evil for Ecuador?

The presidential elections in Ecuador signal a widespread rejection of Lenín Moreno’s austerity policies. Front-runner Andrés Arauz promises a return to the complicated legacy of “post-neoliberalism,” but in the context of the pandemic and a dire economic situation, it’s clearer than ever before that the “lesser evil” is not a viable alternative for the working class and oppressed.

ecuador elections

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.

Abortion is Still Under Attack in Argentina Despite Legalization

Argentina recently legalized abortion up to the 14th week of gestation. The new law allows abortion in public hospitals as well as in private institutions. But already the law is being attacked by reactionary and fundamentalist sectors.

A police officer shoots rubber bullets at a crowd of protesters in Haiti

Protests Continue in Haiti Against the Government of Jovenel Moïse

Protesters in Haiti continue to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, who has the backing of imperialist powers. Neither the Moïse government nor the opposition parties offer a real alternative for the Haitian people.

Haiti Begins General Strike

In the midst of a devastating economic crisis and rising crime wave, unions across Haiti have called a general strike against both the spate of kidnappings and the corrupt regime of Jovenel Moïse.

Trump Adds Cuba to List of Countries “Sponsoring Terrorism”

The Trump administration put Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday. This maneuver to punish Cuba comes amid the Far Right attack on the U.S. Capitol and is an attempt for Trump to score points with the Republicans’ social and electoral base.

PTS Cofounder Miguel Lago Dies at 61: ¡Hasta el socialismo siempre!

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our comrade Miguel Lago, a cofounder of Argentina’s Party of Socialist Workers (PTS). Miguel was a worker-militant and leader at the Río Santiago shipyard during its decades of fierce labor struggles.