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Collusion of Thugs, Police and Honda during Rigged Union Elections

The Honda Mexico United Workers Union (STUHM) has suffered a setback in their drive to represent workers in collective bargaining processes. Meanwhile, the Mexican government has strengthened its offensive against teachers in order to impose educational reform that downgrade their working conditions, has moved to privatize fossil fuels through energy reforms, and advanced attacks against collective agreements of oil workers.

Sergio Moissen

October 26, 2015

Sixty-Five Thousand Strong at National Women’s Meeting

On October 10-12, the 30th annual National Women's Meeting (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres) took place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. There, the Left and the Workers’ Front (FIT) joined Pan y Rosas, a national women's organization advanced by the PTS with sister organizations in Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.

Gloria Grinberg

October 23, 2015

The Left and Workers’ Front Facing History

Political stagnation of government-backed Scioli and opposition candidates Massa and Macri (both center-right). The Left’s past and present performances in the presidential elections. Doors opening to a great challenge.

Fernando Rosso

October 22, 2015

Capitalism Can’t Go On: A Revolutionary Electoral Campaign

The Left and Workers' Front in Argentina is among the 6 slates running for President. In the final stretch of the campaign, Nicolás del Caño and Myriam Bregman capture the voice of the left in these bold television ads.

Juan C

October 19, 2015

Peña Nieto proposes Forced Disappearances law in Mexico

Mexico has been going through a strong political crisis ever since the disappearance of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa a year ago. The army, especially Battalion 27, was directly involved in the detention and forced disappearance of Ayotzinapa students. A few days after a visit from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the presentation of its expert report, the Attorney General’s "historical" version is being highly scrutinized again. In the midst of this, the government attempts to divert attention from their own involvement by proposing a law dealing with Forced Disappearances.

Sergio Moissen

October 15, 2015

Nicolás Del Caño and the Left in the Presidential Debate

For the first time ever last Sunday, Argentina’s presidential debate was publicly broadcasted on live television. Front-running candidate -- and Kirchner’s favorite -- Daniel Scioli was a no-show. During the debate, dissident peronist Sergio Massi and Cambiemos leader Mauricio Macri (Mayor of Buenos Aires) failed to gain ground. Left and Workers’ Front (FIT) leader Nicolás del Caño (MP) made a strong case.

Gloria Grinberg

October 9, 2015

Mexico, One Year After the Disappearance of 43 Students

September 26 marked the passage of one year since the “Night of Iguala” and the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Thousands poured into the streets of Mexico City, demanding the return of the 43 “normalistas” who attended Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School. Protesters signaled the State as the culprit.

What Did I Do to You?

“What did I do to you?” Those were among the last words uttered by Adriano Oca, a gay man. He was stabbed to death on July 5 in the impoverished outskirts of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

September 29, 2015

Brazilian Postal Workers on Strike

Brazilian postal service workers (also known as ‘Ecetistas’) approved an indefinite strike in at least 20 state and local unions, stopping postal service in major cities and states such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. We at Esquerda Diario must support this strike. Follow more stories at Esquerda Diário and actively support this cause.

Esquerda Diário

September 24, 2015