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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 Chile

December 19, 2021

Why Is Jacobin Ignoring Socialists in Argentina?

Revolutionary Socialists in Argentina got 1.3 million votes and elected four representatives to congress. The most popular leftist publication in the United States is ignoring them. This can’t be an oversight.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 15, 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 Carliner

December 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 Freeman

December 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 Voice

December 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 Cázares

December 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 Alcoy

December 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 Aguilar

December 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.