Myriam Bregman: Argentina’s Agreement with the IMF is a “New Colonial Pact”
In an interview with one of Argentina’s leading daily newspapers, Myriam Bregman — a member of the country’s Congress and a leader of the Left Front–Unity — criticized the current president for “legitimizing the scam perpetrated” by the former administration and proposed a “sovereign nonrecognition” of the foreign debt.
Pedro LacourFebruary 19, 2022
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 CarlinerDecember 14, 2021
The IMF Is a Weapon Against Women — They Have the Power to Fight Against It
The International Monetary Fund, based in Washington, has a very particular gender perspective. The adjustment plans it negotiates with the governments of debtor countries fall on the backs of working people, and it is women from the poorest households who are most affected. These effects are universal across the globe. This article uses Argentina to make the case.
Andrea D'AtriNovember 30, 2021
How to Escape the Eternal Debt Trap
The fight against the foreign debt that strangles Argentina is at the center of the electoral campaign of the Workers Left Front — Unity (FIT–U). This article explains how imperialism uses the debt to subjugate the masses, and spells out a program in opposition.
Lucia OrtegaNovember 11, 2021
Thousands in Ecuador Protest the Government’s Austerity Measures
Thousands have taken to the streets in Ecuador to protest increases in fuel prices and the government’s austerity measures. But the union and social movement leaderships are not putting forward a serious plan of struggle to defeat these plans through a real national strike.
Diego SacchiOctober 28, 2021
A Better 2021: The Wishful Thinking of Bourgeois Economics Forecasts
Bourgeois economists acknowledge that while 2021 will be a more-or-less tough year for profits and exploitation, success is on the horizon. What’s really behind their forecasts?
Scott CooperJanuary 1, 2021
Mass Rebellion in Costa Rica Beats Back the Government and the International Monetary Fund
A mass rebellion reminiscent of the Yellow Vest movement in France has forced the government of Carlos Alvarado to back down from its plans for destructive tax increases, cuts to public services, and privatizations. The rebellion has changed the political dynamics in a country which was formerly seen as “the Switzerland of Central America.”
Rob LyonsOctober 19, 2020
Mass Protests in Ecuador Force Government to Withdraw Austerity Measures–Was More Possible?
Ecuador’s week and a half of massive protests and occupations ended on October 13 with a deal between the government and leaders of the indigenous movement. Although the terms of the agreement included the reinstatement of fuel subsidies, Moreno remains in power and is intent on implementing further austerity on behalf of the IMF.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 18, 2019
Ecuador: Down with the IMF and the Moreno Austerity Plan!
Prepare the general strike to remove the government and set a way forward for the population of workers, peasants, and indigenous peoples! In the face of the political and social crisis in Ecuador, only the workers, the indigenous people, and the poor can provide a progressive solution.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalOctober 15, 2019