Tag Archives: Latin America

The rising wave of revolt in Latin America

By Jonathan Diebold A tidal wave of protests and mass movements has been crashing over Latin America. Its origins date back years, but it really took off around 2019. From Mexico to Brazil, Chile to Haiti, working-class people are spearheading movements against corruption, oppression, for the rights of women, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and oppressed people, and for economic change. ...

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Peru: Pedro Castillo wins Presidential election

By Marcos Ariel (ISA supporter in Argentina) The deep economic crisis, the great social polarization, and the radicalization of the poorest sectors in Peru were expressed in the presidential elections with the triumph of the rural teacher and candidate for the ‘Peru Libre’ party, Pedro Castillo against the ultra-right neo-liberal candidate, Keiko Fujimori. This triumph is a blow not only ...

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Colombia: General strike ignites mass uprising

By David S, SAV (our sister organisation in Germany) On 28 April, the Colombian masses took to the streets. Hundreds of thousands answered the call for a national strike despite the threat of the pandemic and the restrictive lockdown measures currently in place. It is very likely that, without fear of the pandemic, that number would have reached millions. This ...

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Ecuador: Workers and indigenous uprising beats government and IMF

No to a new austerity paquetazo! For a workers and indigenous peoples’ government! By Tony Gong, Socialist Alternative, (our sister organisation in the US)  On the first day of October, President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno ended the country’s fuel subsidies as part of an economic restructuring deal from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Less than two weeks later, Moreno was ...

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“Chile despertó”! Chile wakes up in mass protest

Just weeks ago, right-wing President Piñera was declaring in the media that Chile was an oasis in Latin America and the IMF was praising its merits. But when he announced a 30 pesos (about 5 euro cents) increase in the fee for a metro ticket, thousands of young people from secondary schools organised massive protests. The youth ‘invaded’ the metro ...

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Venezuela: once again in the crosshairs of imperialism

On 23 January 2019, Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president of Venezuela. Shortly afterwards, he was recognised as such by the USA and Canada. A few days later, Britain, France, Germany and many others followed suit. Ann Orr looks at the ongoing attempts by imperialist forces to crush the government of Nicolás Maduro and argues that Venezuela does not represent ...

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8 March: International wave of mass struggle

International Women’s Day 2019 once again became a day of struggle around the world. It is, however, difficult to get an overview of all protests writes Elin Gauffin from Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in Sweden) . In some countries, the movement has declined somewhat while at the same time, new movements have emerged in other countries and ...

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Women rising around the world

By Aprille Scully Inequality under the capitalist system has accelerated in recent years and sees the top 1% own more wealth than the 99%. Neoliberalism means privatisation and underfunding of public services which particularly affects women in areas of health, education, maternity leave and low pay. It’s in this context that across the world we are seeing a new generation ...

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