Argentine elections end in runoff between the austerity candidates
With no candidate earning enough to win outright in Sunday's elections, the top two mainstream candidates will compete in the second round in late November. Meanwhile the far left has earned its best result in a presidential election in over 40 years.
Robert BelanoOctober 26, 2015
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 MoissenOctober 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 GrinbergOctober 23, 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 COctober 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 MoissenOctober 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 GrinbergOctober 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.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoOctober 2, 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 DiárioSeptember 24, 2015