Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

The Constituent Assembly in a coma

Using its simple majority, on August 15, the MAS [governing party] parliamentary group approved excluding from the constitutional discussion the question of moving the capital to Sucre, by keeping its status as the juridical capital. On Wednesday, August 22, it suspended 4 magistrates of the Constitutional Tribunal for hindering the trial of ex-President Sánchez de […]

Left Voice

September 5, 2007

Elvira Arellano is arrested and deported

On Sunday, August 19, Elvira Arellano was arrested in front of a church in Los Angeles, while she was with her 8 year old son, together with other activists, campaigning for legalization of millions of immigrants. Elvira has become a symbol of the immigrants’ movement that exploded in April, 2006, when hundreds of thousands of […]

Left Voice

September 5, 2007

Chavez’s visit to Uruguay

By Hernán Yanes, correspondent from Montevideo In a brief visit to Montevideo, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay, managed to arrive at some agreements that benefit both governments. Chávez got the commitment from Uruguay to support and actively manage Venezuela’s entry into Mercosur*, while the Frente Amplio (FA) [“broad front”] government […]

Left Voice

August 27, 2007

No let up in the financial crisis

Losses in the periphery, severe loss on the Japanese stock exchange, and lower discounted interest rates in the US The news this week is that the semi-colonial countries have been violently added to the international financial crisis, as Japanese investors and many hedge funds (funds to cover risks) are getting rid of, or find themselves […]

Left Voice

August 27, 2007

What is behind the financial earthquake

Thursday, August 2, 2007 During 2007 the global financial markets broke historical records. The Dow Jones index, which brings together the main stocks in the US, broke the 14,000 point barrier and up to last week had accumulated a rise of 27% in the last 12 months. However, since last Tuesday the outlook has changed […]

Left Voice

August 19, 2007

Can the Federal Reserve and the ECB prevent the credit crisis?

In spite of the phenomenal injection of cash by the European Central Ban k [ECB] and the Federal Reserve [the Fed] (which two days earlier paradoxically said it was not going to intervene in the markets, leaving interest rates fixed), it is important to bear in mind that we are facing, not merely a crisis […]

Left Voice

August 11, 2007

Puerto Deseado: Workers’ rebellion in Santa Cruz

For several weeks the fishing workers of Puerto Deseado have been carrying out a hard struggle for a wage increase and fighting against the “tax on work” (tax on earnings). On Friday, July 20, the anger of the assemblies spread to the plants and the bosses felt the workers’ fury in their own flesh. From […]

Left Voice

August 2, 2007

France: Wave of workers’ suicides

Since the beginning of this year, there have been five suicides by workers in PSA Peugeot-Citroën Mulhouse because of the exhausting conditions of work; these should be added to alarming cases in other firms. This is a sign of how alienation at work, as a result of the recapturing of management’s power and control from […]

Left Voice

July 27, 2007

The new accident of TAM

New act of negligence by the Lula government and TAM kills nearly 200 people, among workers and passengers Negligence by Lula’s government, through Infraero (the public enterprise that administers Brazilian airports) and by the Air Force, as well as unbridled capitalist exploitation by the airline companies, with TAM in the lead at this moment, was […]

Left Voice

July 25, 2007