Category: South America

Alfredo Saad Filho: Brazil’s Rupture and the Left’s Opportunity

“Out with Temer – direct elections now!” Amid meltdown in Brazil, the left calls for democracy, while the right must find ways to deny the people a voice. The Brazilian Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) won the country’s presidential elections four times in a row; first with Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-06, 2007-10), Read more…

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Joao Pedro Stedile: ‘We need an emergency plan for the people’

We need to work in the upcoming days on the possibility of a general strike

Danica Jorden: Mother’s Day

Over half a million Argentinians came together in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on 10 May 2017, which is Mother’s Day in much of Latin America. Wearing white kerchiefs around their necks, they held them aloft and in unison cried “Presente”, representing the 30,000 missing loved ones who could not be there. The Read more…

Ni Una Menos Collective: Femicide Is A Collective Pact Among Sexist Men

We must denounce a judicial system that rushes to criminalize us for abortion, for protesting and defending ourselves, and is disinterested in enacting strategies to safeguard and protect us

Lucas Iberico Lozada: Brazil on Strike

The strike, organized by Brazil’s biggest unions, had perhaps the greatest impact in industrial capital São Paulo

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Glenn Greenwald: Brazil Paralyzed by Nationwide Strike

A Familiar Global Dynamic of Elite Corruption and Impunity

Douglas McRae: Weathering the Storm

This winter’s El Niño Costero has ravaged both Peru and Ecuador. Why have the impacts in Peru been so much more destructive?

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Gregory Wilpert: The Left Prevails in Ecuador

Ecuador’s president-elect Lenín Moreno defeats neoliberal candidate Guillermo Lasso amidst an economic downturn and political controversy

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Gregory Wilpert: Ecuadorian Candidate Refuses to Concede

Guillermo Lasso, the conservative who lost Ecuador’s presidential vote, is aiming to delegitimize the leftist winner, Lenin Moreno, before he takes office

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Federico Fuentes: World Without Walls

Bolivia to host global people’s summit on migrant and refugee rights

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