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What’s behind the Pope’s Tour to Cuba and the US?

Saturday September 19 began Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and then, to the United States. The tour will include some important meetings, such as a meeting with Fidel Castro, a meeting with Barack Obama, and other historic visits. Pope Francis will also become the first pope to address the US Congress. As the Pope’s spokesman said, the tour will be one of the “longest and more complex”. The Pope seeks to strengthen the influence of the Vatican on Cuban "openness" and to rebuild the image of the Catholic Church in the eyes of the major world power, the United States.

Diego Sacchi

September 21, 2015

‘We want a hard left that denounces the political caste and fights with workers’

PHOTO: Enfoque Rojo This article was previously published on LINKS International Journal of Socialist Renewal Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes interviewed Del Cano about the situation in Argentina today and the upcoming October presidential elections. Initiated just over four years ago, the Left and Workers Front (FIT) in Argentina has become a key reference point […]

Federico Fuentes

September 17, 2015

Dow Chemical: reverse the dismissal and reinstate Mauro Vargas

Mauro Vargas was dismissed a week after the national primary elections, in which he ran as a pre-candidate mayor in the Frente de Izquierda’s slate, led by Nicolas del Caño.

Left Voice

September 16, 2015

Ford Workers from Brazil on Strike Against Mass Layoffs

Ford Workers in Brazil go on strike against mass layoffs amidst Brazil's economic crisis. The government-led union accepts that workers pay for the crisis, negotiating only how much the workers will be forced to pay.

Esquerda Diário

September 14, 2015

New Mexican Ambassador will Continue the Country’s Subordination to the U.S.

On September 3, Miguel Basáñez Ebergenyi was confirmed as Mexico’s new ambassador in the US, with the blessing of US president Barack Obama. His appointment was proposed by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto after the position had been vacant for 6 months.

Tania Vonki

September 12, 2015

Pao e Rosas Conference: The Fury that Turns into Organizing Energy

On August 29, 400 women and LGBT people gathered at the Sao Paulo (Brazil) metro workers’ union building for a conference organized by Bread and Roses (Pao e Rosas), the international socialist women’s organization made up of militants of the Trotskyist Fraction and independents.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

September 11, 2015

Landslide Uncovers Thousands of Broken Dreams in a Clandestine Mass Grave in Nuevo Leon

Mexico goes into mourning after finding a clandestine grave with at least 31,000 bone remains in “Las Abejas” Ranch in the municipality of Salinas Victoria in the northern state of Nuevo León.

Bárbara Funes

September 10, 2015

From Buenos Aires to NYC, ‘the Working Class is One and has No Borders!’

On Thursday, August 27, activists and left militants of New York City gathered at the Brooklyn Commons to have a conversation with the workers of MadyGraf, Buenos Aires. The factory was taken over a year ago and has been operating under worker control ever since.

Juan C

September 1, 2015

On the Rise of the Frente De Izquierda (FIT) in Argentina: A Debate on the Idea Of “Broad Parties”

On August 9, the national primary elections, known as the PASO*, were held in Argentina.

Jimena Vergara

August 28, 2015