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Nicaragua: The Making of a Historic Crisis

Almost 40 years after the Sandinistas spearheaded a movement in Nicaragua that toppled a dictatorship and initiated an era of progressive reforms, the Sandinista government has unleashed a brutal attack on protesters demanding radical changes, accusing them of terrorism and collusion with US agencies. What are the true causes of the recent mass uprisings of the Nicaraguan people?

Marisela Trevin

August 2, 2018

How should the Left position itself facing the operation against Lula and the attempts to impeach President Dilma?

At Brazilian workplaces and universities the biggest topic of conversation is the police operation in the 24th phase of “Operation Lava Jato” (Lava Jato is portuguese for car wash, but is a term used for money laundering), which is forcing ex-President Lula to testify. This comes alongside news of a still unknown plea bargain with Delcídio do Amaral, a Senator in the Workers Party who was arrested in 2015 for accepting bribes from Petrobras.

Paraguay: The victory of the right-winger Cartés

By Eduardo Molina Wednesday, April 24, 2013 The election of the businessman Cartés as the new President of Paraguay in some elections that legitimize the parliamentary coup that removed Lugo from office on June 22, represents a political victory for the most concentrated groups of the bourgeoisie and imperialism. After Maduro’s weak victory in Venezuela, […]

Left Voice

May 3, 2013

Fascism or Bonapartism? Lessons from Trotsky for Understanding Brazil Under Bolsonaro

Is genuine fascism rising in Brazil? How should the working class respond if so? Marxism helps us to characterize the Bolsonaro government and spells out the method for confronting the extreme Right.

André Barbieri

October 29, 2022

Against Bolsonaro’s Coup and Reforms — For Demonstrations and Strikes without Bankers and Businessmen

Left Voice’s co-thinkers in Brazil answer a cynical class-collaborationist effort to channel Brazil’s working-class discontent into the election campaign of Lula’s Broad Front ticket. The latter represents the interests of the bourgeoisie and bosses who are tired of Bolsonaro and his threats of a coup should he lose his reelection bid.

Brazil’s Strategic Scenario in 2022: An Analysis

A document prepared by Left Voice’s sister organization in Brazil analyzes the country’s situation in the run-up to elections in October.

From Bolsonaro’s Crisis and Judicial Bonapartism to Lula’s Return

The rehabilitation of political rights for Lula, the former Brazilian president from the Workers Party, is a sign of the lengths to which the bourgeoisie will go to protect its interests in the wake of Bolsonaro’s gross mismanagement of the country’s health and economic crises.

Elizabeth Yang

March 24, 2021

Protests Against New Government Continue in Peru

Friday marked yet another day of demonstrations in Peru against the newly appointed government of Manuel Merino, which is beginning to lose much of the parliamentary support that put it in office after voting to oust Martin Vizcarra.

An Initial Assessment of the Latin American–U.S. Virtual Conference

The Virtual Latin American and the United States Conference was convened by the Workers Left Front (FIT-U) of Argentina, and it took place between July 30 and August 1. This is the initial assessment that was published in La Izquierda Diario by leaders of the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International.

Christian Castillo

August 18, 2020

Debates on the Revolutionary Left in Brazil and Latin America

One of the speakers at the Latin American and United States Conference, called by the organizations of the Left Front in Argentina in late July, was André Barbieri --- international editor of Esquerda Diário of Brazil and part of the leadership of Left Voice’s sister organization, the Revolutionary Workers’ Movement (MRT). Here we reproduce two of his interventions.

Left Voice

August 10, 2020