Mexican Autoworkers Win Major Victory at GM Plant
Workers at General Motors’ pickup-truck plant in the city of Silao, in the central state of Guanajuato, Mexico, voted to be represented by the independent labor union SINTTIA — a big win for workers trying to self-organize for better working conditions and pay.
K.S. MehtaFebruary 4, 2022
Biden Isn’t Just Reinstating “Remain in Mexico,” He’s Expanding It
Last week, the Biden administration announced that it was formally reimplementing the program after a decision by the Supreme Court. The new policy, negotiated with the Mexican government, will include new sectors of migrants in the program and expand to new cities along the border, putting thousands of migrants’ lives at risk. The decision shows that Biden is not just continuing but expanding Trump’s immigration policy.
Madeleine FreemanDecember 10, 2021
In Victory for LGBTQ+ Movement, Chile Legalizes Marriage Equality
On Tuesday, Chile became the eighth Latin American country to legalize marriage equality. This historic victory was won in the streets.
Left VoiceDecember 8, 2021
Capitalist Barbarism: 14 Million More People Go Hungry in Latin America While the Number of Billionaires Grows
The UN’s Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021, just released for Latin America, is a brutal reminder of capitalism’s barbarism. Some 60 million people go hungry — 30 percent more than last year. Meanwhile, the world’s richest people have gotten exponentially wealthier over the same period.
Lucho AguilarDecember 2, 2021
Barbados Becomes a Republic
On Tuesday, Barbados dropped Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a republic. This was a result of the accelerated unrest after last year’s anti-racist and anti-colonial demonstrations around the world sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Another factor was the United Kingdom’s ongoing mistreatment of West Indian migrants.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaDecember 2, 2021
Environmental Activists Are Being Murdered in Record Numbers
As the climate crisis intensifies, hundreds of land defenders around the world are being murdered by corporations, land owners, and the states that defend them.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaSeptember 15, 2021
Tik-Tok Video Promotes Neo-Colonialism and Gentrification in Guatemala
Social networks were in turmoil after a Tik-Tok video arose promoting a neo-colonial project of gentrification in Guatemala.
Óscar FernándezApril 1, 2021
Is There a Lesser Evil for Ecuador?
The presidential elections in Ecuador signal a widespread rejection of Lenín Moreno’s austerity policies. Front-runner Andrés Arauz promises a return to the complicated legacy of “post-neoliberalism,” but in the context of the pandemic and a dire economic situation, it's clearer than ever before that the “lesser evil” is not a viable alternative for the working class and oppressed.
Diego SacchiFebruary 19, 2021
Ecuador: Is Yaku Pérez Really the “Other Left That’s Possible”?
The recent elections in Ecuador show a new political phenomenon arising from the rejection of the most reactionary aspects of recent politics in the country. Yaku Pérez, who may make it into the second round of the presidential vote, is far from a genuine Left alternative.
Milton D'LeónFebruary 18, 2021
“This Is Not What America Stands for” — except, uh, in Latin America
The United States has long supported right-wing protests to subvert elections. This is so common that there's a joke about it: Why has there never been a military coup in the U.S.? Because there is no U.S. embassy there.
Nathaniel FlakinJanuary 8, 2021