Who’s Who in the Brazilian Crisis
Every day, there is a new development in the Brazilian political crisis, with new evidence and new moves from right wing parties, the judicial branch, the media and the Workers’ Party. Will President Dilma be impeached? By who? The daily news can be confusing, given the number of names of people and parties involved. The following is a “who’s who” in the Brazilian crisis, meant to present the main forces and interests at play.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 11, 2016
Kirchnerists Vote for Argentina’s Surrender to Vulture Funds
Macri's conservative government won a crucial vote in the Senate to lock Argentina into paying billions to the “vulture funds” – predatory hedge funds that acquire public debt through defaulting nations for a fraction of the true value and engaging in legal action to enforce full payment.
Fernando ScolnikApril 8, 2016
For an Anticapitalist in Mexico City’s Constituent Assembly
Against all odds, Sergio Moissen, socialist professor and independent candidate, managed to hand in more than 80,000 signatures to the National Electoral Institute (INE).
La Izquierda Diario MexicoApril 8, 2016
There is Money for the Olympics, but not for Education
Students in Rio de Janiero are taking to the streets to fight for quality education and in support of the teachers strikes. The dire conditions of public schools and the lack of investment in education contrasts with the vast spending on the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 4, 2016
Imperialism’s advance in Cuba
With his historic visit to Havana on March 22, Obama met his objective of consolidating a new policy toward Cuba – one of “dialogue and cooperation.” In doing so, he has laid the foundation for the return of North American capital – after having been expelled from the island over half a century ago – as part of the gradual process of capitalist restoration propelled by Raúl Castro.
Diego DalaiApril 2, 2016
Obama’s Visit to Latin America and the Political Conjuncture
After Havana, Obama came to Argentina. The world’s chief representative of vulture imperialism used his trip to reinforce the steps being taken to advance the United States’ “return” to Latin America. Of course, it never left – but today, the U.S. is finding opportunities presented by South America’s landscape of economic crises and reactionary winds to recuperate greater authority in the region.
Eduardo MolinaMarch 31, 2016
“We Fight Against Racism: Justice for Massar Ba!”
Senegalese human rights activist Massar Ba was murdered earlier this month in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. He was found on the street, brutally beaten. Activists and members of the Senegalese community protest and demand an investigation.
Agrupación XangoMarch 29, 2016
Letter to the XXIII Congress of the Partido Obrero
In the lead-up to the Congress of the Partido Obrero (PO - Workers’ Party) being held this weekend, the leadership of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS – Socialist Workers’ Party) sent the following proposals to their comrades in the Frente de Izquierda y Trabajadores (FIT - Left and Workers’ Front).
Left VoiceMarch 29, 2016