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Brazil’s right wingers on the streets are trying to subvert democracy

Brazil’s right wingers on the streets are trying to subvert democracy Supporters of president Jair Bolsonaro hope their mobilisations and military pressure will keep him in office

Brilliant dystopian thriller where money reigns supreme

Brilliant dystopian thriller where money reigns supreme A rich woman is forced into turmoil as violent uprisings and coups surround her. It’s a stark reminder of the realities in Latin America, says Fran Yepes

Peru—a radical history of resistance

Peru—a radical history of resistance Pedro Castillo’s election win in Peru has cheered the left. Sophie Squire looks at the country’s history of struggle but also sounds some warnings for the future

G7 vaccine plan is a death sentence for millions

G7 vaccine plan is a death sentence for millions A few billion doses far into the future mean billions will be left to infections and to die

Right wing plots and manoeuvres after left wins Peru’s election

Right wing plots and manoeuvres after left wins Peru’s election On Thursday morning Pedro Castillo had received 50.22 percent of the vote and right wing Keiko Fujimori had taken 49.77 percent.

Peruvian elections are a challenge to the elite

Peruvian elections are a challenge to the elite There could be tense battles ahead after the Peruvian presidential election, reports Sophie Squire

Brazilian protesters demand the fall of Bolsonaro

01 June 2021
Following the chaos caused by the mishandling of the pandemic in Brazil, Sophie Squire reports on the mass protests calling for change

Violence against protests increases in Colombia while talks collapse

01 June 2021
Protests are continuing to rage in Colombia despite escalating state violence.

Movement in Colombia scores new victories

25 May 2021
Protests, strikes and blockades have put president Ivan Duque under pressure

Colombian protesters and strikers face down corrupt president Duque

09 May 2021
Protests and strikes have erupted throughout Colombia in response to assaults by right wing president Ivan Duque. 

Revolt over tax increase in Colombia

04 May 2021
Furious protests in Colombia have forced the right wing government to back down from plans to raise taxes on goods bought by ordinary people

Brazil’s murderous cops add to toll of coronavirus

06 June 2020
Police in Rio de Janeiro killed 177 people in April alone

More revolts in Latin American countries

26 November 2019
Strikes in Peru and Colombia have marked the spread of revolt

International round-up - killings in Gaza, protests hit Iran, general strike in Chile

19 November 2019
Israel killed unleashed a fresh round of bombings on the besieged Gaza Strip last week.

Vicious coup in Bolivia forces out president Evo Morales

11 November 2019
Bolivia’s president Evo Morales has been forced out by a coup. It was orchestrated by the army and police—and backed by Donald Trump and the US.

The left in Chile has abandoned struggle

05 November 2019
The uprising in Chile continues, and it is raising fundamental questions about neoliberalism and even capitalism

Cuban lessons for Latin America’s left

29 October 2019
Latin America has returned to the headlines with the explosive revolts in Chile and Ecuador. They show how neoliberalism continues to evoke massive popular resistance

Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests

18 August 2019
The deforestation unleashed by Brazil’s far right president is a big threat to the environment. But, Gabby Thorpe argues, we can’t trust those world leaders who have attacked him either

Millions of workers join walkouts against Bolsonaro in Brazil

18 June 2019
Millions of workers struck in Brazil on Friday of last week against bigoted president Jair Bolsonaro’s pension reforms.

Juan Guaido’s coup fails in Venezuela - but threat against Maduro remains

03 May 2019
Juan Guaido’s abortive coup in Venezuela this week would go down in history as a pathetic spectacle if it wasn’t so dangerous.

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