“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
Revolutionary Socialists to Run in Mexico’s Midterm Elections
The Anticapitalist Left Front (FIA) will be running candidates in Mexico’s national elections next summer. Its main candidate is a public sector worker who was fired and fought successfully to get her job back.
Óscar FernándezDecember 15, 2020
Massive Protests In Guatemala against President Giammattei and the Congress
Thousands of Guatemalans demonstrated this Saturday in front of the National Palace of Culture, the seat of the national government in the center of Guatemala City, to express their rejection of the government of President Alejandro Giammattei and the Congress of the Republic.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaNovember 22, 2020
Peru’s Government Crumbles after Nationwide Protests and Brutal Repression
On the sixth day of national protests against the interim Peruvian government of Manuel Merino, installed after Congress ousted the sitting president in an impeachment, the National Police brutally repressed protesters in Lima, killing two. The news first led to Merino's cabinet being dissolved, and then yesterday the acting president resigned.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaNovember 16, 2020
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.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaNovember 14, 2020
Peru: Not Vizcarra. Not Merino. For a New Constituent Assembly.
The Peruvian parliament recently approved the ouster of the current president, Martín Vizcarra, deepening the already existing political crisis. Here, we publish the statement released by our comrades of the Socialist Workers Current in Peru.
La Izquierda Diario PéruNovember 12, 2020
Peruvian Congress Ousts President Martín Vizcarra
A majority in Congress voted on Monday to remove Peruvian President Vizcarra from office following corruption allegations. The impeachment will worsen the political crisis in one of the countries worst-hit by the pandemic.
La Izquierda Diario PéruNovember 10, 2020
U.S. Claims of Election Interference are Overblown and Hypocritical
Warmongers in the bourgeois media and government have criticized Russia and Iran for meddling in the U.S. election. But nothing compares to the United States' long history of interfering in foreign elections.
Sam CarlinerNovember 3, 2020
Revolutionary Socialists Will Run to Rewrite Chile’s Constitution
Trotskyists in Chile have won the democratic right to stand as candidates next April for the convention that will draft a new constitution. They will bring to the gathering an independent revolutionary working-class perspective missing from the large Left parties that have been collaborating with the bourgeois regime so it can hold on to power.
Scott CooperOctober 27, 2020
The Bolivian Elections Were a Setback for Trump, Bolsonaro, and Elon Musk
One year ago, president Evo Morales of Bolivia was toppled by a right-wing coup. But on Sunday, his party won an absolute majority in national elections. The right-wing offensive in Latin America is reaching its limits.
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 20, 2020