Runoff in Chile: For Defeating Kast and the Right, without Confidence in Boric or His Project
Gabriel Boric’s wide margin of victory over José Antonio Kast in today’s Chilean presidential vote was a surprise. It was a rejection of the strengthening of the Right wing in the first round of the elections. Now that fight against the Right must move to the streets, where the demands from the October 2019 rebellion must be raised again.
La Izquierda Diario ChileDecember 20, 2021
Boric’s Win in Chile’s Presidential Elections and the Fight for October’s Demands
Gabriel Boric’s wide margin of victory over José Antonio Kast in today’s Chilean presidential vote was a surprise. It was a rejection of the strengthening of the Right in the first round of the elections. Now that fight against the Right must move to the streets, where the demands from the October 2019 rebellion must be raised again.
La Izquierda Diario ChileDecember 19, 2021
35,000 Argentinians Mobilize Against the IMF — Workers Around the World Must Join this Fight
New negotiations over Argentina’s fraudulent and illegitimate foreign debt prompted a rally of tens of thousands denouncing the predatory IMF. Workers all over the world should join their bold stand against imperialism.
Sam CarlinerDecember 14, 2021
Biden Isn’t Just Reinstating “Remain in Mexico,” He’s Expanding It
Last week, the Biden administration announced that it was formally reimplementing the program after a decision by the Supreme Court. The new policy, negotiated with the Mexican government, will include new sectors of migrants in the program and expand to new cities along the border, putting thousands of migrants’ lives at risk. The decision shows that Biden is not just continuing but expanding Trump’s immigration policy.
Madeleine FreemanDecember 10, 2021
In Victory for LGBTQ+ Movement, Chile Legalizes Marriage Equality
On Tuesday, Chile became the eighth Latin American country to legalize marriage equality. This historic victory was won in the streets.
Left VoiceDecember 8, 2021
Femicide: In Mexico, One Girl Is Murdered Every Day
An average of 27 girls are murdered every month in Mexico. The state is responsible for this deadly situation which has only worsened under the coronavirus pandemic.
Nancy CázaresDecember 5, 2021
France’s Discussion of Autonomy for Guadeloupe and Martinique Is an Imperialist Maneuver
The French government says it’s ready to talk about autonomy for Guadeloupe and Martinique, its Caribbean territories. That’s all about trying to calm the crisis in the West Indies and, at the same time, divide the movement.
Philippe AlcoyDecember 4, 2021
Capitalist Barbarism: 14 Million More People Go Hungry in Latin America While the Number of Billionaires Grows
The UN’s Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021, just released for Latin America, is a brutal reminder of capitalism’s barbarism. Some 60 million people go hungry — 30 percent more than last year. Meanwhile, the world’s richest people have gotten exponentially wealthier over the same period.
Lucho AguilarDecember 2, 2021
Barbados Becomes a Republic
On Tuesday, Barbados dropped Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a republic. This was a result of the accelerated unrest after last year’s anti-racist and anti-colonial demonstrations around the world sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Another factor was the United Kingdom’s ongoing mistreatment of West Indian migrants.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaDecember 2, 2021