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 LacourFebruary 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 ChileFebruary 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 VoiceFebruary 6, 2022
Peruvian Fishermen Block Highway after Devastating Oil Spill
Hundreds of residents and fishermen living in the areas affected by the oil spill in Peru mobilized over the weekend demanding that the government immediately sanction Repsol, and require the company to compensate those affected by this ecocide.
Cecilia QuirozJanuary 24, 2022
Femicides in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Spark Widespread Outrage
Earlier this week, two young women were found dead on the Juárez-Porvenir highway in Mexico. Relatives had reported the lesbian couple missing two days earlier. The prosecutor’s office is denying it was a hate crime.
Isabel VegaJanuary 22, 2022
Multinational in Peru Makes the Environmental Disaster Caused by Oil Spill Even Worse
A volcanic eruption in the Tonga Sea caused an oil spill in Peru on Saturday, January 15, and the effects on the coastal area have been severe. The bosses have turned a blind eye, and the Peruvian government has not acted with the necessary speed.
Cecilia QuirozJanuary 22, 2022
From Chile to Greece: Neoreformist Government and Revolutionary Opposition
Chile’s new president, Gabriel Boric, has promised serious changes, but his reformist program is guaranteed to disappoint the masses. There are important similarities between his government and that of Syriza in Greece from 2015 to 2019. For an internationalist discussion, Fabián Puelma, a revolutionary socialist from Chile, spoke at a meeting of a Trotskyist organization in Greece.
Fabián PuelmaJanuary 18, 2022
Protests in Colombia Spur Government to Hunt Down Youth
In the aftermath of the 2021 “National Strike” in Colombia, the Duque government is treating youth like terrorists and has launched a series of murders, disappearances, and prosecutions.
Begonia DDecember 31, 2021
Labor Unions, Environmentalists, and Indigenous People Unite to Defeat Mining Interests in Argentina
A zoning law would have opened up the southern Argentinian province of Chubut to large-scale mining by multinational corporations. But the law was defeated in just five days by an alliance of environmentalists, workers, youth, and indigenous people. Their fight points the way forward for other movements around the world.
Marisela TrevinDecember 27, 2021
As Millions in Chile Hope for Change, Boric Promises Moderation
Hundreds of thousands of people went into the streets of Santiago to cheer the election of Gabriel Boric. Many are hoping for an end of neoliberalism. But Boric and his party were instrumental in pacifying the popular rebellion that began in October 2019.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 22, 2021