SOUTHCOM Chief Aims to Increase Imperialist Plunder of Latin America’s Resources
U.S. Southern Command Chief Laura Richardson has expressed interest in lithium and other natural resources in South America. It shows the country’s commitment to corporate profits at the expense of workers, Indigenous people, and the environment.
Luigi MorrisJanuary 26, 2023
The Peruvian Uprising: Massive Protests Demand the Fall of the Coup Regime and a Constituent Assembly
Peru has erupted in a massive uprising demanding that President Dina Boluarte resign, that the current Congress be shut down, and that a new constitution be established. The protests are the culmination of years of political oppression of the country’s indigenous communities, drastic poverty rates and precarity for Peru’s workers and poor, and a political regime that continues the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s dictatorship.
La Izquierda Diario PerúJanuary 25, 2023
A Socialist Perspective on the Crisis in Peru
The longstanding political crisis in Peru is deepened by the Bonapartist moves of Castillo and the parliamentary coup against him. Our comrades in Peru explain the crisis and a way forward for the Peruvian working class and oppressed.
Corriente Socialista de las y los Trabajadores - CSTDecember 10, 2022
Confronting Bolsonaro and the Far Right Requires Working Class Independence
Socialist candidates Marcello Pablito and Maíra Machado discuss the political situation in Brazil ahead of this Sunday's elections and the challenges for the working class and the oppressed.
Paul GinestáOctober 1, 2022
Elections in Colombia: A Rejection of Establishment Politics, but No Genuine Relief for the Working Class
Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández’s advance to the second round in Colombia’s presidential elections represent a rejection of the establishment that has ruled the country for decades. But neither candidate will be able to resolve the economic and social tensions faced by Colombians.
Alejandro M. SchneiderJune 5, 2022
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