Category: Latin America

Who Was Abimael Guzmán, the Founder of the Shining Path Party in Peru?

On September 11, the founder and messianic leader of the Maoist party Shining Path died in prison at the age of 86. Guzmán’s group carried out a guerrilla war against the Peruvian state in the 1980s and 1990s. What was Shining Path’s strategy, and how did it impact the Peruvian Left?

The Trotskyist Left Is a Rising Force in Argentina

In Sunday’s primary elections in Argentina, the Workers’ Left Front – Unity, an electoral coalition of four Trotskyist parties, had its best election yet and is now the country’s third-largest electoral force.

Receiving Refugees and Repressing Migrants: The Rhetoric and Reality of AMLO’s “Humanitarian” Policies

Mexico has recently received hundreds of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban. While AMLO’s administration tries to paint a humanitarian face, it doesn’t apply the same treatment to migrants stranded within the country. A migrant caravan made up of thousands of Haitains was recently repressed by the Mexican government and AMLO continues to collaborate with U.S. border policy by militarizing the border using the Mexican National Guard.

Who Was Abimael Guzmán, the Founder of the Shining Path Party in Peru?

On September 11, the founder and messianic leader of the Maoist party Shining Path died in prison at the age of 86. Guzmán’s group carried out a guerrilla war against the Peruvian state in the 1980s and 1990s. What was Shining Path’s strategy, and how did it impact the Peruvian Left?

The Trotskyist Left Is a Rising Force in Argentina

In Sunday’s primary elections in Argentina, the Workers’ Left Front – Unity, an electoral coalition of four Trotskyist parties, had its best election yet and is now the country’s third-largest electoral force.

Receiving Refugees and Repressing Migrants: The Rhetoric and Reality of AMLO’s “Humanitarian” Policies

Mexico has recently received hundreds of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban. While AMLO’s administration tries to paint a humanitarian face, it doesn’t apply the same treatment to migrants stranded within the country. A migrant caravan made up of thousands of Haitains was recently repressed by the Mexican government and AMLO continues to collaborate with U.S. border policy by militarizing the border using the Mexican National Guard.