The Case for a Constitutional Assembly
An interview with Diana Assunção, a militant of the Revolutionary Workers Movement (MRT) in Brazil, on the current political crisis and what it means for the left.
Esquerda DiárioMarch 24, 2016
Bolivia After the Referendum: Evo Morales loses bid for fourth term
This past February 21st, Evo Morales, who has served as the Bolivian president since 2006, lost a national referendum which would have allowed him a fourth consecutive term. Morales had sought to change the Bolivian constitution in order to stand for re-election in the 2020 elections, opening the possibility for him to be president for 18 years in a row.
Valeria MolinaMarch 9, 2016
Worker Struggles in Ciudad Juárez
Ciudad Juárez has sadly earned its fame as the capital of feminicide. With the assembly plant boom during the nineties, Juárez became one of the worst cities for a woman to live in. Roberto Bolaño’s hellish images from La parte de los crímenes in 2666 about a detective’s pilgrimage to document chauvinist violence at the border in the desert of Santa Teresa have undoubtedly become a reality.
Sergio MoissenFebruary 29, 2016
Microcephaly, dengue and the collapse of public health in Brazil
Working families and poor people are the victims of diseases that need not exist. Thousands of cases of microcephaly and chikungunya, along with hundreds of thousands of cases of dengue, resulting in record deaths, are three diseases seemingly brought about by the same mosquito and spread mainly in poor communities because of successive governments’ abandonment of public health. They govern for the rich, and the poor suffer the consequences.
Gilson DantasFebruary 26, 2016
International Campaign Against Argentina’s New Anti-Protest Law
The Argentinean government has recently approved a new “security protocol" that prohibits the essential right to protest.
Left VoiceFebruary 25, 2016
Maquiladora Workers Run as Independents in Juarez
The workers’ movement spurred by the courageous maquiladora workers of EATON, Foxconn and Lexmark are stirring controversy and excitement in the city of Juárez. The workers decided to advance an independent candidate for the highest position in the municipal elections: a woman worker who emerged from the fight for reincorporation and an independent union.
Sergio MoissenFebruary 4, 2016